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Stanwood, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Stanwood had a population of 8,624 as of July 1, 2023. 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 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.

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Stanwood, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 8,624 (100%)
Population in Households 8,380 (97.2%)
Population in Families 6,896 (80.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 244 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 2,942
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $90,588
Average Household Income $121,739
% of Income for Mortgage4 33%
Per Capita Income $43,795
Wealth Index5 114
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (55.7)


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,283 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,181 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 917 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 185 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $497,920
Average Home Value $566,953
Housing Affordability Index3 75


Total Households 3,098
Average Household Size 2.70
Family Households 2,080
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.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 3.53% 0.97%
Households 3.29% 1.01%
Families   1.06%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   3.55%
Owner Occupied HU   1.79%

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, 2023 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 # 147 77th
Population Density # 106 84th
Median Household Income # 215 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 328 51st
Per Capita Income # 260 59th
Diversity Index # 358 44th

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