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Camas, Washington
Location of Camas in Washington
Location of Camas in Washington
Coordinates: 45°35′28″N 122°24′44″W / 45.59111, -122.41222
Country United States
State Washington
County Clark
Area
 - Total 12.6 sq mi (32.6 km²)
 - Land 10.9 sq mi (28.2 km²)
 - Water 1.7 sq mi (4.3 km²)
Elevation 75 ft (23 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 12,534
 - Density 1,149.3/sq mi (443.8/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP code 98607
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-09480GR2
GNIS feature ID 1512059GR3

Camas [ˈkæ məs] is a city in Clark County, Washington with a population of about 15,000. Officially incorporated on June 18, 1906, the city is named after the camas lily, a plant with an onion-like bulb prized by Native Americans. At the west end of downtown Camas is a large Georgia-Pacific paper-mill from which the high school teams get their name "the Papermakers". Historically, the commercial base of the city was based almost solely on the paper mill; however, the diversity of industries has been enhanced considerably in recent years by the influx of several white-collar, high-tech companies including Hewlett-Packard, Sharp Microelectronics, Linear Technologies and WaferTech among others. Annual events include the summer "Camas Days," as well as other festivals and celebrations. Image File history File links Clark_County_Washington_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Camas_Highlighted. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Washington counties This is a list of counties in Washington. ... Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... PST is UTC-8, highlighted in red. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... Area code 360 is the area code for western Washington outside the greater Seattle metropolitan area. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1750x614, 558 KB) Camas, Washington welcome sign as seen from WA-14, going east, right before the Camas exit. ... Clark County is a county located in the southwestern part of the state of Washington, across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Species See text. ... Georgia-Pacific Corp. ... The Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE: HPQ), commonly known as HP, is a very large, global company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States. ... Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Limited (Traditional Chinese: 台灣積體電路製造股份有限公司, abbrev. ...


The east side of town borders the city of Washougal, Washington and the west side of town borders Vancouver, Washington. Camas lies along the Washington side of the Columbia River, across from Troutdale, Oregon, and is part of the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area as defined by the United States Census Bureau. At this juncture the Columbia River is nearly a mile wide; vehicular traffic flows across the Columbia via the Interstate Bridge on I-5 and the Glenn Jackson Bridge on I-205. The main road through town is the limited-access SR-14 expressway. Washougal is a city in Clark County, Washington, United States. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Location of Troutdale in Oregon. ... Nickname: Location of Portland in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: , Country State Counties Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter[1]  - Commissioners Sam Adams Randy Leonard Dan Saltzman Erik Sten  - Auditor Gary Blackmer Area  - Total 376. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The Interstate Bridge is a pair of identical steel through truss bridges with a vertical lift that carries Interstate 5 traffic over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. ... Interstate 5 (abbreviated I-5) is the westernmost interstate highway in the continental United States. ... The Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge, or I-205 bridge, is a segmental bridge that spans the Columbia River between Vancouver, Washington and Portland, Oregon. ... This Interstate Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Interstate Highways. ... Washington State Route 14, also known as the Lewis and Clark Highway, is a highway in the state of Washington, U.S.A. It extends for approximately 200 miles from a junction with Interstate 5 in Vancouver in the west, to a junction with Interstate 82 and U.S. Highway...


One of the major geographical features of the city is Prune Hill, upon which a great portion of the residential area of the city is located. Prune Hill is the remaining cinder cone of an extinct volcano. For peaks named Cinder Cone, see list of peaks named Cinder Cone. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ...


Based on per capita income, Camas ranks 59th of 522 areas in the state of Washington. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Airports

Grove Field Airport Grove Field Airport (FAA LID: 1W1) is located 3 mi (4. ...


Bodies of Water

Pictured here is Lacamas Lake. Other lakes and rivers make up over 13% of the Camas area.
Pictured here is Lacamas Lake. Other lakes and rivers make up over 13% of the Camas area.

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 960 KB) Picture of Lacamas Lake in Washington state Children fish while standing on the SR 500 bridge over the intersection of Lacamas Lake and Round Lake in Washington state. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 960 KB) Picture of Lacamas Lake in Washington state Children fish while standing on the SR 500 bridge over the intersection of Lacamas Lake and Round Lake in Washington state. ... Lacamas Lake is a small lake in Clark County, Washington. ... Lacamas Lake is a small lake in Clark County, Washington. ... Round Lake Round Lake is a small lake in Camas, Washington. ... Fallen Leaf Lake, once called Dead Lake, is a lake near Camas, Washington. ... Tug Lake is an artificial lake located on the edge of Camas, Washington. ... The Washougal River is a shallow tributary of the Columbia River. ... The Camas Potholes (in Camas, Washington) is a popular place for local high school-aged kids to jump from moderately high cliffs into the waters below. ...

Public Parks

  • Crown Park
  • Fallen Leaf Park
  • Forest Home Park
  • Goot Park
  • Grass Valley Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Lacamas Park
  • Lous Bloch Park
  • Oak Park
  • Prune Hill Sports Park
  • Skate Park

Lacamas Park

Lacamas Park encompasses Round Lake and runs against SR 500 on its west side. Across SR 500 is Lacamas Lake. The park is open year round from 7 am to dusk and includes barbecues, a play ground, trails around the park and lake, and access to the Camas Potholes. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x895, 1250 KB) Picture of the main sign for Lacamas Park in Camas, WA. Credits Photograph taken by Triddle File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x895, 1250 KB) Picture of the main sign for Lacamas Park in Camas, WA. Credits Photograph taken by Triddle File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Round Lake Round Lake is a small lake in Camas, Washington. ... Lacamas Lake is a small lake in Clark County, Washington. ... Dusk in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA. Dusk outside a plane on cruise. ... A barbecue in a public park in Australia A barbecue on a trailer at a block party in Kansas City Pans on the top shelf hold hamburgers and hot dogs that were grilled earlier when the coals were hot. ... The Camas Potholes (in Camas, Washington) is a popular place for local high school-aged kids to jump from moderately high cliffs into the waters below. ...


The park features a network of trails which lead to the Camas Potholes and the camas lily fields. A 1.2 mile trail that loops around Round Lake starts and finishes near the parking lot. Young children may play in a small playground on the west side of the park. Tables are provided for picnicing as are waste receptacles designed to receive hot coals from grilling. Bathrooms are made available on a seasonal basis only. The Camas Potholes (in Camas, Washington) is a popular place for local high school-aged kids to jump from moderately high cliffs into the waters below. ... Round Lake may refer to: The Village of Round Lake, Illinois The Village of Round Lake, New York The City of Round Lake, Minnesota The Town of Round Lake, Wisconsin A small lake called Round Lake near Syracuse, New York This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... Combination playground structure for small children; slides, climbers (stairs in this case), playhouse A playground is an area designed for children to play freely. ... Friends and family gather for a picnic in a public park in Columbus, Ohio, c. ... Food cooking on a charcoal grill Grilling is a form of cooking that involves direct heat. ... A typical American bathroom A bathroom is a room that may have different functions depending on the cultural context it is used in. ...


Heritage Park

Heritage Park has facilities for launching boats into Lacamas Lake, a playground for young children, lots of open field, and small trails through the trees. The parking lot is very large and includes numerous long parking stalls to accommodate vehicles with trailers.
Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x799, 1103 KB) Picture of the main sign for Heritage Park in Camas, WA File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x799, 1103 KB) Picture of the main sign for Heritage Park in Camas, WA File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Lacamas Lake is a small lake in Clark County, Washington. ... Combination playground structure for small children; slides, climbers (stairs in this case), playhouse A playground is an area designed for children to play freely. ... A male Caucasian toddler child A child (plural: children) is a young human. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,534 people, 4,480 households, and 3,422 families residing in the city. The population density was 443.6/km² (1,149.3/mi²). There were 4,736 housing units at an average density of 167.6/km² (434.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.01% White, 0.69% African American, 0.69% Native American, 3.41% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.80% from other races, and 2.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


The city's population increased 35.4% between 2000 and 2006, making Camas the fastest-growing suburb in Washington, and the 88th fastest in the United States.[1] “Suburbia” redirects here. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...


There were 4,480 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.9% were married couples living together, 8.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.19. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $60,187, and the median income for a family was $64,885. Males had a median income of $51,470 versus $31,985 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,267. About 4.4% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sister Cities

Camas has the following sister cities, according to [1] and [2]: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Hosoe (細江町; -chou) is a town located in Inasa District, Shizuoka, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Taki (多気町; -cho) is a town located in Taki District, Mie, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Krapkowice is a town in south-western Poland with 20,100 inhabitants (1995), situated in the Opole Voivodship. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Zabierzów is a town (1998 population: 20,000) in southern Poland in the Kraków metropolitan area, and situated (since 1999) in Lesser Poland Voivodship, previously (1975-1998) in Kraków Voivodship. ...

Famous People

James Frederick Rodgers (born September 18, 1933 in Camas, Washington) is sometimes classed as a rock and roll singer, but his style was more typical of traditional pop music. ... The 1950s decade refers to the years 1950 to 1959 inclusive. ... Gregory Jack Biffle (born December 23, 1969 in Vancouver, Washington) is a NASCAR Nextel Cup driver. ... Denis Hayes, taken while director of the Solar Energy Research Institute (1979-1981) Denis Hayes (1944- ) is a leading environmental activist and proponent of Solar power. ... Earth Day Flag. ...

References

  1. ^ Woolsey, Matt (2007-07-16). America's Fastest-Growing Suburbs 2. Forbes.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

Coordinates: 45.591008° N 122.412104° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Camas, Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (803 words)
Camas [ˈkæ mɪs] is a city located in Clark County, Washington with a population of about 15,000.
Prune hill is the remaining cinder cone of an extinct volcano.
Based on per capita income, one of the more reliable measures of affluence, Camas ranks 59th of 522 areas in the state of Washington to be ranked.
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