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 7,096 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.
Unlike some cities, Stanwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Stanwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Stanwood is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanwood who work in sales jobs (15.36%), office and administrative support (11.52%), and management occupations (7.44%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Stanwood. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
One of the nice things about Stanwood is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The education level of Stanwood citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.79% of adults in Stanwood have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Stanwood in 2010 was $28,934, 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 $115,736 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 German, Norwegian, English, Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Stanwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.