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, Kamiah isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kamiah are a mix 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 office and administrative support (13.06%), food service (10.92%), and sales jobs (10.14%).

A relatively large number of people in Kamiah telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.48% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Kamiah has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Kamiah has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kamiah than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kamiah may be for you.

In Kamiah, just 10.36% 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 $17,731, which is lower middle income relative to Idaho, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,924 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, Scottish, and Swedish.

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

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