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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,393
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+10,202
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44%
Median Earnings25+$50,638
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,036
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,046

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,194
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home10.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone16.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,100
Median House Value$341,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
German22%
English14.2%
Irish11.4%
Norwegian5%
Italian4.3%
Swedish3.8%
French Except Basque3.7%
Russian3%
Scottish2.8%
Polish2.4%
Ukrainian2.1%
Dutch2%
Danishn1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Greek0.9%
Arab0.7%
Iranian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
US/American0.5%
African0.4%
Icelander0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Czech0.3%
South African0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Camas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Clark County
Standard Zip Codes98607
Phone Area Codes360
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude45.64
Approximate Longitude-122.37

Camas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTROUTDALE
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp55 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches
StationPORTLAND INTL AP
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp34 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationPORTLAND KGW TV
Distance14.6 miles
Jan Temp37 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 79 F
Oct Temp48 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Battle Ground18,987$67,066
La Center3,079$92,381
North Bonneville1,049$70,313
Vancouver169,982$60,099
Washougal14,987$74,316
Yacolt1,814$64,375

Camas Public Libraries

Camas Public Library
625 NE FOURTH AVE.
Camas, Washington
(360) 834-4692

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Camas Public Schools

Camas High School
26900 Se 15th St
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5750
High
Total Enrollment 2005
Dorothy Fox
2623 Nw Sierra St
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 478
Grass Valley Elementary
3000 Ne Grass Valley Dr
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5710
Primary
Total Enrollment 526
Hayes Freedom High School
1919 Ne Ione St
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5602
High
Total Enrollment 136
Helen Baller Elem
1954 Ne Garfield Street
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5720
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Illahee Elementary School
19401 Se 1st Street
ZIP: 98607
(360) 604-3350
Primary
Total Enrollment 651
Lacamas Heights Elementary
4600 Ne Garfield Street
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5740
Primary
Total Enrollment 341
Liberty Middle School
1612 Ne Garfield St
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5850
Middle
Total Enrollment 746
Papermaker Preschool
26900 Se 15th St
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 50
Prune Hill Elem
1601 Nw Tidland St
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5730
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Skyridge Middle School
5220 Nw Parker Street
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5800
Middle
Total Enrollment 901
Union High School
6201 Nw Friberg-strunk St
ZIP: 98607
(360) 604-6250
High
Total Enrollment 2123
Woodburn Elementary
2400 Ne Woodburn Dr
ZIP: 98607
(360) 833-5860
Primary
Total Enrollment 397

Camas Private Schools

Bright Futures Christian School
717 Se Everett Rd
ZIP: 98607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Camas Montessori School
1004 Ne 4th Ave
ZIP: 98607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Childrens Village At Fishers Landing
3500 Se 196th Ave
ZIP: 98607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Pacific Crest Academy
324 Ne Oak St
ZIP: 98607
Elementary
Total Enrollment 87
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