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.
8.52% 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 Manufacturing industries respectively employ 16.72% and 12.12% 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.
Silverdale 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.
Even though Silverdale is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
In terms of college education, Silverdale is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.72% of adults in Silverdale have a college degree.
The per capita income in Silverdale in 2018 was $35,646, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,584 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Silverdale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.