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Camano Island

A relaxing oasis of beautiful natural surroundings.

Overview for Camano Island, WA

17,235 people live in Camano Island, where the median age is 54.7 and the average individual income is $48,126. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

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Welcome to Camano Island

A large island perched in the Puget Sound, Camano Island makes up a part of Island County in Washington, between Whidbey Island and the mainland. Connected to the mainland via State Route 532, Camano is simultaneously home to a quaint, tranquil community and one that offers all the amenities of a modern lifestyle — the best of both worlds.

Almost forty square miles of stunning natural surroundings and quaint towns and seaside villages, Camano Island is a dream location for many. Named after Spanish explorer Jacinto Caamano, Camano Island has maintained an adventurous spirit throughout the years. It is home to numerous state parks and community-driven residents who are proud of their home and all it has to offer. 

Throughout the island, you can find any number of architectural styles ideally suited to your picture-perfect home dreams, particularly some Modern or Postmodern styles. With many excellent architects based right on the island, it’s never been easier to create your long-awaited Camano Island home. Experience a quality of life unlike any other, complete with natural beauty and involved community with a house on the island.

Things to Love

  • Many parks and green spaces, including two state parks

  • Perfect for bird-watching and appreciating unique wildlife

  • Vibrant arts community

  • Home to numerous charming restaurants, country-style groceries, art galleries, and annual festivals

Local Lifestyle

Camano Island has flawlessly blended modern life with authentic island living — without the need to sacrifice all your free time to a tough commute. Only a short drive to the mainland, Camano Island is a hidden gem within the Puget Sound, which also houses Washington’s bustling Seattle. Offering a true island experience, the relaxed, sunny towns and villages of Camano are bursting with small-town charm, outdoor adventures, and an overall idyllic atmosphere. Enchanted by community-driven residents, fun annual festivals, truly breathtaking natural scenery, and proximity to the mainland, Camano Island is home to many families and retirees. 

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Camano Island might only be a hop, skip, and a jump away from the mainland, but considering the abundance of retail and restaurants right on the island, you won’t even need to make the trip! 

Anada Farm is a no-till natural farm, one of the many institutions that value environmentally friendly living throughout the island. Locals love their farm-fresh produce, hand-made soaps, salves, tea, and more. Comfortable island fashion is defined by the charming Purple Sunset Boutique, where updating your wardrobe has never been easier.

Locals rave about Cristy’s Lumpia, which is home to some of the area’s best Filipinx food in Island County — and even better, it’s off the beaten path. For some refreshing beverages, head to Tapped Camano. Boasting a (heated!) outdoor patio and an extensive menu, the brewpub has a wide selection of local Pacific Northwest beers and elevated pub food sure to make you feel at home. Lastly, the burgers at The Baked Cafe are said to rival some of the best burgers in Seattle.

Things to Do

Even after exhausting the extensive dining and shopping scene of Camano Island, there’s a wealth of opportunity awaiting. Learn how to throw an ax like a pro, or surround yourself with such gorgeous nature that you forget there’s a downtown at all!

Camano Island’s communities are involved and friendly, making for many fun-filled festivals throughout the year. Taking advantage of Camano’s reputation for being an artist’s haven, the Camano Island Summer Solstice Art and Wine Festival is a must-see event full of fine art, delicious food vendors, and refreshing wine.

Head over to Arrowhead Ranch for a plethora of unique experiences loved by all residents. Locals compete at the Ranch in ax-throwing, but even if that’s not your thing, you and your friends and family have many other options such as birdhouse-building, charcuterie-enjoying, and more. For history buffs, be sure to check out the historic sightseeing at Cama Beach State Park, which is the re-birth of a family fishing resort that opened in the 1930s. Now, it’s home to a state park and features rustic cabins right on the water.

Demographics and Employment Data for Camano Island, WA

Camano Island has 7,286 households, with an average household size of 2.36. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Camano Island do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 17,235 people call Camano Island home. The population density is 433.54 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.21 / 47.79%

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Schools in Camano Island, WA

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The following schools are within or nearby Camano Island. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Around Camano Island, WA

There's plenty to do around Camano Island, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Happily Ever After Desserts, and Canopy Tours Northwest.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.04 miles 35 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.77 miles 105 reviews 4.8/5 stars

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