Camano Island is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 16,995 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Camano Island is the 67th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Camano Island are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Camano Island is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Camano Island is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camano Island who work in management occupations (12.55%), office and administrative support (10.92%), and sales jobs (10.78%).
Also of interest is that Camano Island has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.55% 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.
Because of many things, Camano Island is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Camano Island a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Camano Island has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Camano Island’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Camano Island is worth considering.
Camano Island is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Camano Island, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.08 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Camano Island are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.13% of adults in Camano Island have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Camano Island in 2010 was $40,269, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $161,076 for a family of four. However, Camano Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Camano Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Camano Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Camano Island include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Camano Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.