Spanaway is a medium-sized town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 28,601 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Spanaway is the 40th largest community in Washington.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Spanaway is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spanaway is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Spanaway who work in office and administrative support (17.50%), sales jobs (12.64%), and food service (5.05%).
One downside of living in Spanaway, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.26 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Spanaway rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.96% of adults 25 and older in Spanaway have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Spanaway in 2010 was $25,300, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,200 for a family of four. However, Spanaway contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Spanaway is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Spanaway home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Spanaway residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Spanaway also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spanaway include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Spanaway is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.