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.
9.26% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Silverdale. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Retail industries respectively employ 17.48% and 13.15% of the civilian workforce.
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.
Despite being a small town, Silverdale has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Silverdale citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.71% of adults in Silverdale have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Silverdale in 2010 was $32,079, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,316 for a family of four. However, Silverdale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Silverdale is a very 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Silverdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.