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Camas is a city in Clark County, in the Portland-Vancouver metro area.
The community was named for Camassia esculenta, an onion-like plant much loved by Indians
The latitude of Camas is 45.587N. The longitude is -122.398W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,976.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Camas demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clark County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98671 ZIP code.
20% of Camas residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Camas ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Camas was $27,267, compared with $21,587 nationally.
31% of Camas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Camas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $575. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,534.
Libraries in Camas include Camas Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Camas include Camas-Washougal
Clark County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Camas political report.
The average commute time for Camas workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Camas between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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