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.
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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stanwood who work in sales jobs (14.95%), office and administrative support (12.56%), and healthcare (7.94%).
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: 22.95% of adults in Stanwood have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Stanwood in 2010 was $24,809, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,236 for a family of four. However, Stanwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Arabic and Spanish.