Spanaway, WA

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Living in Spanaway

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 professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Spanaway who work in office and administrative support (14.83%), sales jobs (11.24%), and food service (5.85%).

Also of interest is that Spanaway has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Spanaway is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Spanaway, the average commute to work is 35.24 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Spanaway with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.50% of adults in Spanaway have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Spanaway in 2010 was $27,028, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $108,112 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 13.57% 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 Pacific Island languages.