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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stanwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
The overall education level of Stanwood is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 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.