Spanaway, WA
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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, Spanaway isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Spanaway are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Spanaway is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Spanaway who work in office and administrative support (16.81%), sales jobs (11.61%), and management occupations (5.98%).

Spanaway is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Spanaway, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.

In Spanaway, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.35 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The rate of college-level education in Spanaway is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.10% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Spanaway in 2010 was $23,848, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,392 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 13.32% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Spanaway include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Russian.

The most common language spoken in Spanaway is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.