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.
Unlike some cities, Stanwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Stanwood are a mix of both white- and blue-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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The education level of Stanwood citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.20% of adults in Stanwood have at least a bachelor's 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.