Stanwood is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,779 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Stanwood is the 115th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Stanwood 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.
Stanwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stanwood is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanwood who work in sales jobs (13.23%), office and administrative support (12.63%), and healthcare (9.50%).
Stanwood 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.
In terms of college education, Stanwood is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.39% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Stanwood in 2010 was $25,895, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,580 for a family of four. However, Stanwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stanwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Stanwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stanwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Stanwood include Norwegian, English, Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Stanwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.