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The City of Stanwood had a population of 8,265 as of July 1, 2022. Stanwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Stanwood is located at latitude 48.2412 and longitude -122.3707 in Snohomish County. The formal boundaries for the City of Stanwood encompass a land area of 2.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Snohomish County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 0 feet.

The City of Stanwood has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Stanwood is located within Stanwood Division of Snohomish County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Stanwood: Centerville.

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Stanwood, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 8,265 (100%)
Population in Households 8,033 (97.2%)
Population in Families 6,450 (78.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 232 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 2,820
Diversity Index2 42


Median Household Income $86,689
Average Household Income $121,792
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $44,440
Wealth Index5 122


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,087 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 902 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $454,341
Average Home Value $488,488
Housing Affordability Index3 92


Total Households 2,989
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,920
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 3.17% 1.15%
Households 3.13% 1.05%
Families   1.07%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   4.36%
Owner Occupied HU   1.43%

Stanwood, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Stanwood to the other 639 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 149 77th
Population Density # 110 83rd
Median Household Income # 236 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 252 39th
Per Capita Income # 227 65th
Diversity Index # 347 46th

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