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 6,373 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Steilacoom is the 120th largest community in Washington.
Steilacoom home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Steilacoom real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Steilacoom is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 teaching (10.37%), office and administrative support (9.08%), and healthcare (8.79%).
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.
Steilacoom 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Steilacoom ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Steilacoom, 44.06% 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 2010 was $39,913, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $159,652 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 10.51% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Steilacoom include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Steilacoom is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.