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 (12.29%), office and administrative support (11.02%), and management occupations (10.93%).
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Camano Island 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. Camano Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Camano Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Camano Island may be for you.
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.
One downside of living in Camano Island, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.97 minutes every day commuting to work.
The overall education level of Camano Island is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.71% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Camano Island in 2010 was $34,470, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $137,880 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Camano Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.