Steilacoom is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 6,390 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Steilacoom is the 120th largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Steilacoom 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Steilacoom is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Steilacoom is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Steilacoom who work in office and administrative support (10.11%), sales jobs (8.86%), and business and financial occupations (8.38%).
Also of interest is that Steilacoom has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the nice things about Steilacoom 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 Steilacoom ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Steilacoom, 43.18% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Steilacoom in 2018 was $41,436, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $165,744 for a family of four. However, Steilacoom contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Steilacoom is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Steilacoom home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Steilacoom residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Steilacoom also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Steilacoom include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Steilacoom is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Spanish.