Introduction to Camas, Washington

Camas, Washington, in Clark county, is 6 miles N of Gresham, Oregon (center to center) and 14 miles E of Portland, Oregon. The people of the city are in the Portland - Vancouver metropolitan area. Camas has a population of 12,534.

Camas History

Camas was named after the plant camas lily, which has an onion-like bulb and was revered by the Native Americans. Camas originated as a paper-mill town in the 1880s when LaCamas Colony Company selected this area for their new paper mill. The first post office and school were established in 1884. It was officially incorporated as a town in June 1906.

Camas and nearby Attractions

  • Lacamas Lake
  • Rocket City Neon Advertising Museum
  • Heritage Park
  • Camas-Washougal Community Recreation Center
  • Lacamas Campground

Things To Do In Camas

Lacamas Park includes Round Lake, a playground, barbecue areas, and trails that go around the lake and the park. The trails lead to Camas Potholes and camas lily fields. Heritage Park provides facilities for boating at Lacamas Lake. It has many open spaces and a playground for kids. The city also has a skate park.

Camas Transportation

Flights can be availed from Portland International Airport.

Camas Higher Education

Portland Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, and Clark College provide facilities for higher education.


Total Population 20,458
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 9.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,335
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 59.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42%
Median Earnings25+ $49,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,514
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,375


Median Family Income $96,571
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%


People Living Alone 18.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,058
Median House Value $294,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.4%
US/American 0.6%
English 14.2%
Irish 12.9%

Camas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles N of Gresham, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles E of Portland, Oregon
County Clark
Standard Zip Codes 98607
Phone Area Codes 360
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.587
Longitude -122.398

Camas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 55 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 46 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 48 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches

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Location Population Median Family Income
Battle Ground 18,168 $62,097
La Center 3,036 $82,688
North Bonneville 1,141 $66,372
Vancouver 165,554 $57,395
Washougal 14,563 $71,531
Yacolt 1,876 $59,141
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