(Camden, NJ) – A recent survey by 24/7 Wall Street, an independent financial news and opinion website, ranked Camden County as the best county to live in out of the state’s 21 counties.
“This comes as no surprise to me and my colleagues as we have dedicated our lives to making Camden County the best place to live,” Commissioner Director Louis Cappelli Jr. said. “The Board of Commissioners and our local, regional and state partners have poured years of hard work into improving living conditions across our 36 municipalities and it is an incredible feeling to see real progress.”
The survey analyzed several factors including population, income, poverty, health, education, crime, environment and amenities and found that Camden County came out on top.
Year after year, Camden County’s economic prosperity continues to excel, becoming one of the most economically robust areas in the state and the entire nation. The median household income in Camden County is $135,700, which is $62,000 higher than the state’s average. Additionally, the county maintains a low poverty rate of only 2.9%, which is below New Jersey’s overall rate of 10.9%.
“We have achieved great economic heights here in Camden County and a lot of that success is thanks to the expansion of the healthcare field,” Cappelli continued. “More than 40 corporations have expanded their operations in Camden County since 2013 with the healthcare field being one of the fastest growing components of that growth. Both Jefferson Health in New Jersey and Virtua Health have built or renovated significant facilities over the last three years and last fall, Cooper University Health Care announced a $2 billion expansion in Camden City that will create thousands of new jobs for our local workforce.”
Education is another area where Camden County stands out. According to Niche, a website specializing in school and neighborhood rankings, Camden County ranks second position for public schools in New Jersey, earning an A+ grade.
The county is also well known to be family friendly, with over 100 parks and recreational facilities, including the Camden County Golf Academy, Camden County Boathouse, and Camden County Environmental Center and more.
“Whether its economic, educational, recreational and beyond, we are putting Camden County on the map as the place where people want to live, work and visit,” Cappelli said. “I am so proud and honored to hear that we received such a stellar review and this will only inspire us to continue improving our county because that is what our constituents deserve.”