Camas, Washington is a mid-sized city with a population of 21,393 people. At 88%, the majority of the Camas population is White; this is followed by 6% Asian and 1% Black. 81% of the people in Camas (over the age of 15) are married and 49% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.
Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Camas could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Washington if you know where to search. To help you find the best places to live in and around Camas, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment and more.
Using data and statistics Camas has received a livability score of 81/100. This score is ranked in the 95th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the US average, Camas ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Camas also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Camas ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A+), education (A+), employment (B) and housing (B-). Camas does not score well for the following: cost of living (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.
Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Camas on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.
Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 57 crimes per 100,000 residents, Camas has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.
School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Camas have a test score average of 68%, which is well above the US average.
Assuming that Camas meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Camas. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Camas are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Camas come in at $341,300, which is 26.7% higher than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Camas, the home price to income ratio is 3.6, which is 16.3% lower than the Washington average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Camas were 5.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.1%.
|Average one way commute||26min||27min||26min|
|Workers who drive to work||74.7%||72.3%||76.4%|
|Workers who carpool||8.1%||10.2%||9.3%|
|Workers who take public transit||2.5%||6.2%||5.1%|
|Workers who bicycle||0.9%||0.9%||0.6%|
|Workers who walk||1.8%||3.6%||2.8%|
|Working from home||10.9%||5.6%||4.6%|
|Airports (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (1)||11||354|
|Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)||0 (3)||24||711|