Silverdale, WA
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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.

Silverdale is a military town: the armed forces employs 8.45% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Retail are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 18.16% and 15.05% of the civilian workforce respectively.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

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.

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: 30.15% of adults in Silverdale have a college degree.

The per capita income in Silverdale in 2010 was $31,823, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,292 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.