Stanwood is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,287 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Stanwood is the 115th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Stanwood 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.
Stanwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stanwood is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanwood who work in management occupations (11.03%), office and administrative support (10.91%), and sales jobs (7.71%).
Also of interest is that Stanwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Stanwood is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The citizens of Stanwood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.20% of adults in Stanwood having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stanwood in 2018 was $32,833, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,332 for a family of four. However, Stanwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Stanwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stanwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stanwood include German, Irish, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Stanwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.