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Camas County, Idaho (ID)

County population in 2016: 996 (all rural); it was 991 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 254
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 120
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 308
Renter-occupied apartments: 113 (it was 88 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 1075 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 1 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Camas County: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (55.6%), Public administration (20.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Camas County, Idaho:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.7%)
Median resident age:  40.8 years
Idaho median age:  36.1 years
Males: 512  (51.5%)
Females: 484  (48.5%)
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Camas County,ID real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Camas County:

2.0 people
Idaho:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,994 ($34,167 in 1999)

This county:

$44,994
Idaho:

$51,807

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $564 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $659)
This county:

$564
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $192,446 (it was $91,100 in 2000)
Camas:

$192,446
Idaho:

$189,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $125,461 - $290,377

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $215,950
Here:

$215,950
State:

$239,614

Mobile homes: $141,835
Here:

$141,835
State:

$67,846
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,282
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

Institutionalized population: 0

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 1
  • Auto thefts: 0
Camas County, ID map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 18 buildings, average cost: $210,000
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $152,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,000
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,145 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,223 (0.6%)

Camas County household income distribution in 2013 Camas County home values distribution in 2013 Camas County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 18.7%
Camas County:

18.7%
Idaho:

14.4%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 77.4% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 40.8 years old
(Males: 50.0 years old, Females: 34.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, American Indian residents: 11.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16.4 years old, Other race residents: 15.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Camas County is $456 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $750 a month.

Cities in this county include: West Camas, Fairfield, East Camas.

Camas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Lincoln County, Wyoming , York County, Maine , Manitowoc County, Wisconsin , Marquette County, Wisconsin .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Idaho:

3.7%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 34
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 42 (4.9% naturalized citizens)

Camas County:

4.2%
Whole state:

5.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Camas County population
  • 02010 or later
  • 192000 to 2009
  • 121990 to 1999
  • 41980 to 1989
  • 21970 to 1979
  • 3Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.6%

Camas County marital status for males Camas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 687
  • One, attached: 3
  • Mobile homes: 127

Housing units in Camas County with a mortgage: 174 (0 second mortgage, 2 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 103

Here:

62.8% with mortgage
State:

64.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Camas County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other1501
Evangelical Protestant1051
Catholic541
None808-
Camas County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Camas County:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.




Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

27.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Camas County:

7.6%
Idaho:

7.7%

Adult obesity rate:
Camas County:

26.8%
State:

25.7%

Agriculture in Camas County:

Average size of farms: 1266 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $60,037
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $85.26
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $60,647
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 47.20%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.48%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $140,652
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.25%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.78
All wheat for grain: 458 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Camas County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Idaho state average. It is 322% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 67.9 miles away from Camas County center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 220.5 miles away from the county center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 244.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 150.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from Camas County center
On 10/29/1983 at 23:29:11, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.0 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Idaho Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3244: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3244, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Idaho Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: November 16, 1996 to January 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1154: January 04, 1997, FEMA Id: 1154, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Idaho Drought, Incident Period: May 05, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3040: May 05, 1977, FEMA Id: 3040, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Idaho Heavy Rains & Flooding, Incident Period: December 31, 1964, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-186: December 31, 1964, FEMA Id: 186, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Camas County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (32%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (93%)
  • Germany (2%)
  • England (0%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)
  • Denmark (0%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Camas County


  • German (8%)
  • English (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • American (1%)
  • Norwegian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Scandinavian (1%)

Camas County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 268 (69.8%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (10.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 10 (2.6%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (1.6%)
  • Walked: 8 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 46 (12.0%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
3 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,775.

10.79% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.79%
Idaho average:

7.20%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.71% relocated from other counties in Idaho ($19,892 average AGI)
4.08% relocated from other states ($16,162 average AGI)
Camas County:

4.08%
Idaho average:

3.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


11.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.05%
Idaho average:

7.21%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other counties in Idaho.
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated to other states.
Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Camas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Camas County
Infant deaths per 1000 population in Camas County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 28.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Camas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Camas County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Camas County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Camas County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Camas County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Camas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 145 (130 aged, 15 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 44 (20%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Camas County, Idaho in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (10)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 21%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 762
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 667

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 286

Household type by relationship:

Households: 996
  • In family households: 827 (135 male householders, 112 female householders)
    199 spouses, 310 children (251 natural, 0 adopted, 61 stepchildren), 9 grandchildren, 13 brothers or sisters, 2 parents, 10 other relatives, 31 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 169 (94 male householders (84 living alone)), 45 female householders (37 living alone)), 29 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 135 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 12 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 121 1-person, 20 2-persons.

141 married couples with children.
102 single-parent households (63 men, 39 women).

90.8% of residents of Camas speak English at home.
9.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $6,462,000 ($6,379 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $121,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,199,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $546,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $601,000
Federal grants: $1,809,000
Federal procurement contracts: $440,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $867,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $20,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $445,000
Federal Government insurance: $492,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 60
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 31
Here:

30 per 1000 residents
State:

37 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -4
Here -4 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +41
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+43 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Camas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.08 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

6.0
State:

4.5

Year house built in Camas County, Idaho Note: State values scaled to Camas County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 122010 to 2013
  • 1722000 to 2009
  • 1261990 to 1999
  • 1381980 to 1989
  • 861970 to 1979
  • 411960 to 1969
  • 351950 to 1959
  • 761940 to 1949
  • 1291939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Camas County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Camas County, Idaho Note: State values scaled to Camas County population
  • 121 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 163 rooms
  • 344 rooms
  • 575 rooms
  • 866 rooms
  • 307 rooms
  • 108 rooms
  • 339+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Camas County, Idaho Note: State values scaled to Camas County population
  • 01 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 53 rooms
  • 94 rooms
  • 275 rooms
  • 196 rooms
  • 117 rooms
  • 188 rooms
  • 169+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Camas County, Idaho
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Camas County, Idaho Note: State values scaled to Camas County population
  • 11no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 892 bedrooms
  • 1313 bedrooms
  • 324 bedrooms
  • 55+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Camas County, Idaho Note: State values scaled to Camas County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 91 bedroom
  • 152 bedrooms
  • 493 bedrooms
  • 124 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Camas County, Idaho in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Camas County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Camas County population
  • 0no vehicle
  • 681 vehicle
  • 912 vehicles
  • 553 vehicles
  • 534 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Camas County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Camas County population
  • 8no vehicle
  • 411 vehicle
  • 292 vehicles
  • 223 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

82.3% of Camas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 0% lived in Idaho.

Camas County:

82.3%
State average:

82.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 473
  • Other state: 476
  • Northeast: 28
  • Midwest: 106
  • South: 79
  • West: 262
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Camas County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.9%Electricity
  • 24.9%Wood
  • 24.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Solar energy
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 1.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 43.2%Electricity
  • 29.7%Wood
  • 9.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.0%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Idaho:

8.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Idaho:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Idaho:

22.6%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Camas County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $225,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $567,000
    Police Protection: $265,000
    Financial Administration: $145,000
    Central Staff Services: $60,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $49,000
    General Public Buildings: $48,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $10,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $191,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $658,000

Camas County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $76,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Support: $68,000
    All Other: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $40,000
    General Support: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $105,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $54,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $785,000
    General Support: $186,000
    Health & Hospitals: $4,000
    Public Welfare: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $421,000
    NEC: $8,000

Camas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,807,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5
  • Number of aged recipients: 0
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 0
  • Number of recipients under 18: 0
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 0
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 0
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 0
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2
Camas County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles Fatalities Persons
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Camas County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Most common first names in Camas County, ID among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John886.3 years
Mary685.7 years
Ira473.0 years
William476.0 years
George373.0 years
Earl385.3 years
Bessie383.6 years
Arthur372.0 years
David358.4 years
Jack377.3 years
Most common last names in Camas County, ID among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lee583.6 years
Brooks480.5 years
Frostenson487.5 years
Hallowell481.3 years
Packham490.3 years
Pearson487.2 years
Peck459.8 years
Ballard379.3 years
Heath371.0 years
Cox365.3 years

Camas County on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"