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 6,337 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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Steilacoom is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Steilacoom who work in sales jobs (9.90%), office and administrative support (9.79%), and healthcare (9.41%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Steilacoom, 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.
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.
Steilacoom is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.10% of adults in Steilacoom have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Steilacoom in 2010 was $38,490, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,960 for a family of four. However, Steilacoom contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Steilacoom is a very 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. Important ancestries of people in Steilacoom include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Steilacoom is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and German/Yiddish.