Kamiah, ID


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Kamiah is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 1,273 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kamiah is the 74th largest community in Idaho.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kamiah is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kamiah is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kamiah who work in food service (13.26%), office and administrative support (11.89%), and sales jobs (8.77%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.24% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Kamiah has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kamiah a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Kamiah spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.31 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In Kamiah, just 11.16% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kamiah in 2010 was $17,890, which is middle income relative to Idaho, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,560 for a family of four.

Kamiah is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kamiah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kamiah residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Kamiah include English, Irish, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Kamiah is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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