Silverdale is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 19,305 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Silverdale is the 52nd largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Silverdale are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Silverdale, employing 9.10% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Healthcare and Public Service industries employ 16.35% and 13.20% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Silverdale has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the nice things about Silverdale is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Silverdale, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Silverdale is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Silverdale citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.57% of adults in Silverdale have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Silverdale in 2018 was $39,142, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,568 for a family of four. However, Silverdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Silverdale is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Silverdale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Silverdale residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Silverdale include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Silverdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.