Parkside is a community of 4,495 residents, with a median income of $27,983. In Camden, 34.9% of the adult population did not graduate from high school. In Parkside, approximately 25 percent attended high school but have no diploma and 65 percent have a high school diploma or equivalent.

The majority of Parkside residents are African-American (84.6 %). Another 5.4% are white, and 10.1% fall into other ethnic or racial categories. The median age in Parkside is 29 years old. The majority of Parkside residents (50.9%) are between 21 and 64 years old. Seniors 65 and older comprise 11.7%, and youths from one to 20 years comprise 37.4% of the population.