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 6,211 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.
Steilacoom is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.33% 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Steilacoom who work in management occupations (14.37%), office and administrative support (12.93%), and sales jobs (11.04%).
Steilacoom is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Steilacoom, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
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 citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.64% of adults in Steilacoom have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Steilacoom in 2010 was $36,947, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $147,788 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 Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Steilacoom is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Spanish.