Community Profiles

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stanwood waStanwood is the town center serving a diverse rural, suburban and urban population of 33,000 people spread across two counties in what is generally identified as “Greater Stanwood Camano” and the home of the single high school that serves the entire population.

Many residents outside the City come into Stanwood for business, community events and park and recreation services. The City is focusing on retaining its role as the center of the Greater Stanwood area by pursuing new endeavors that support the downtown and employment diversification. These efforts include the following initiatives.

  • A successful year around farmers’ market and support of local food distribution
  • Special events, festivals, and sports tournaments to attract additional foot traffic into the downtown
  • Pursuing more effective means to address the flooding issues inherent in its location along the Stillaguamish River
  • Promoting businesses that fit into the downtown plan and allow residents to find everything they need within Stanwood

This area is rich in both scenic beauty and natural resources. Stanwood is geographically separated from the other urban areas of Snohomish County and is surrounded by unincorporated forested land, farm land, multiple sloughs, and the Stillaguamish Estuary, This setting affords a variety of both public and private recreational opportunities for the population. The proximity of the large population on Camano Island creates additional demand for services that is not accounted for in the typical economic analysis. Much of Stanwood’s cultural history is of Scandinavian heritage. Cultural influences have blended to form a community that is truly unique.

Doing Business in Stanwood

Discover Stanwood Camano

Distance From

  • Work:
    • Everett:30 minutes
    • Lynnwood: 30 minutes
    • Bellevue: 60 minutes
    • Seattle: 60 minutes
  • Skiing: 30 minutes
  • Boating: 15 minutes

K-12 School District

Stanwood/Camano School District

Major Employers

  • Josephine Sunset Home (medical care)
  • Haggen Grocery
  • Providence Regional Medical Center
  • Stanwood School District

Stanwood

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Population

Total Population

7,507

Population
Growth Rate

1.67%

Median Age

38

Diversity Index

38.900

Housing & Income

Households

2,815

Total Housing Units

2,992


Owner Occupied

1,914

Renter Occupied

901

Vacant

177

Median Home Value

$397,401


Average Home Value

$425,575

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.48%


Per Capita Income

2.98%

Income Projection

Median Household

$77,976 $85,627


Average Household

$99,604 $115,733


Per Capita

$37,954 $43,957

Workforce

Total Businesses

403

Total Employed

3,992

Workers 16+

3,134

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

36

Employed

700

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

17

Employed

663

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

55

Employed

519

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

47

Employed

489

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

46

Employed

485

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

74

Employed

317

Some
High School

178

Graduated
High School

1,295

Associates
Degree

651

Bachelor's
Degree

665

Graduate
Degree

406

Average Commute Time

28 min.



Resident Commuters

2,219

Non-Resident Commuters

915

Drive Alone

2,697

Carpooled

238

Public

16

Work At Home

16