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 16,093 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camano Island who work in sales jobs (11.65%), management occupations (10.63%), and office and administrative support (10.44%).
A relatively large number of people in Camano Island telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.94% 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.
The town 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, Camano Island has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Camano Island a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Camano Island is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Camano Island is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Camano Island, the average commute to work is 39.20 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The population of Camano Island overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Camano Island, 24.96% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Camano Island in 2010 was $32,803, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,212 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Camano Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.