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 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, 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 quite a few people in the armed forces living in Stanwood, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
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 citizens of Stanwood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.79% of adults in Stanwood having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.