Coupeville is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,887 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Coupeville is the 194th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Coupeville 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 towns, Coupeville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Coupeville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Coupeville is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Coupeville who work in office and administrative support (15.10%), teaching (12.94%), and management occupations (9.77%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.63% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Coupeville 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 Coupeville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.38% of adults in Coupeville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Coupeville in 2010 was $30,721, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,884 for a family of four. However, Coupeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Coupeville is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Coupeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Coupeville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Coupeville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.78% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Coupeville include English, Irish, French , and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Coupeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.