Camas is a medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 24,418 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.
Camas is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.26% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Camas is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camas who work in management occupations (16.42%), sales jobs (10.40%), and business and financial occupations (9.01%).
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: 13.22% 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.
If knowledge is power, Camas is a pretty powerful place. 52.67% of the adults in Camas have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Camas in 2018 was $48,276, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $193,104 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 German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Camas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Chinese.