Camano Island is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 17,149 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Camano Island is the 67th largest community in Washington.
Camano Island home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Camano Island real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Camano Island is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Camano Island is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Camano Island who work in sales jobs (12.31%), management occupations (10.91%), and office and administrative support (9.06%).
Also of interest is that Camano Island 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: 8.38% 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, Camano Island is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Camano Island a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Camano Island has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Camano Island’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Camano Island has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Camano Island has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Camano Island than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Camano Island may be for you.
Camano Island is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Camano Island, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 39.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Camano Island citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.71% of adults in Camano Island have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Camano Island in 2018 was $44,811, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $179,244 for a family of four. However, Camano Island contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Camano Island home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Camano Island residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Camano Island include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Camano Island is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.