Camden County Camden County spans 222.3 square miles in southwestern New Jersey directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. It has 508,932 people living in 185,744 households. The City of Camden in the northwestern most section of the county is urban, but as one moves to the southwest, the population density steadily decreases as one moves through suburbs and eventually reaches the rural southwest portion of the county. The farther one is from Philadelphia, the more rural Camden County becomes.
The PATCO High Speed Line is a high-speed rail line that runs from the center of Camden County through Camden, over the Ben Franklin Bridge, and into Philadelphia.
There are nine stops total in Camden County. The line starts in Lindenwold, where one access Atlantic City via a NJ Transit train. Then the line goes towards Philadelphia with stations in Voorhees, Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Haddon Township, Collingswood, and three stops in Camden. The stops in Camden are at Ferry Avenue, Broadway, and City Hall. The Broadway stop provides access to the Walter Rand Transportation Center, which is somewhat of an unofficial transit hub for the county (described in detail below).
Once the high-speed line passes over the Delaware River, it makes four stops in Philadelphia. The first is at 8th & Market near the shopping districts, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the downtown business district, and the SEPTA Market East Station – one of the central subway stations in Philadelphia with links all over the city, including University City. The second station is 9th – 10th & Locust close to three major city hospitals. The third is 12th – 13th & Locust, which has a connection to the SEPTA Broad Street Line, which provides access to the Philadelphia professional sports stadiums. The last station is 15th – 16th & Locust, which is in the heart of the Theatre District.
The PATCO high-speed line is mainly used by commuters who go from Camden County into Philadelphia. The other twenty percent of riders are shoppers, sports fans, and students.