Camas, WA
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Camas is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 21,846 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Camas is the 51st largest community in Washington.

Camas home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Camas real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Camas isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Camas are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Camas is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camas who work in management occupations (15.69%), sales jobs (14.70%), and office and administrative support (12.86%).

Also of interest is that Camas 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: 9.60% 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, Camas is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Camas really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Camas perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

The education level of Camas ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Camas, 42.32% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Camas in 2010 was $39,240, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,960 for a family of four.

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

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