Camas County

Camas County, Idaho

PO Box 430
Fairfield, ID 83327
Phone: (208) 764-2242
Fax: (208) 764-2349

In south-central ID, east of Boise; organized Feb 6, 1917 from Blaine County. Name Origin: From the Chinook name for the camas, an edible root of the lily family

Area (sq mi):: 1079.02 (land 1074.96; water 4.06) Population per square mile: 1.00
Population 2005: 1,050 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 6.00%; 1990-2000 36.30% Population 2000: 991 (White 91.80%; Black or African American 1.20%; Hispanic or Latino 5.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 3.40%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 39.70
Income 2000: per capita $19,550; median household $34,167; Population below poverty level: 8.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,314-$22,010
Unemployment (2004): 4.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.90% Median travel time to work: 29.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Recipients of the 2013-2014 Oregon Travel Philanthropy Funds are: Bend Paddle Alliance; Camas County Mill Schoolhouse Project; The Fossil Educational Foundation; Hood River Area Trail Stewards; the Human Access Project; and The Nature Conservancy for its Table Rocks Interpretive Program and its Netarts Bay Native Oyster Restoration Plan.
The Camas County Mill flour is now retailing for $1.
Students from the Camas County High School in Fairfield will campaign for a smoke-free ski mountain (Soldier Mountain) and hold a poster contest.