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Published: Sunday, July 22, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

Census snapshot: Stanwood

  • Stanwood in Snohomish County, Wash.

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    Stanwood in Snohomish County, Wash.

This is one of a series of looks at Snohomish and Island county communities based on data from the U.S. Census of 2010. Stanwood is in northwest Snohomish County at the mouth of the old channel of the Stillaguamish River. Most of the town, gateway to Camano Island, is on the river delta. Over the past decade, Stanwood's population grew by 58.8 percent, in part due to annexations but also new housing above the river's flood plain. The original settlement of 1870 was known as Centerville. Early citizen D.O. Pearson established a store and wharf and became postmaster, renaming the village Stanwood -- his wife Clara's maiden name. The area became an agricultural and lumber hub near a Great Northern Railway spur. The area was long known as the Twin Cities. Stanwood and East Stanwood merged in 1960.

Stanwood population vs. Snohomish County and Washington

Population, 20106,231713,3356,724,540
Population change, 2000 to 201058.8%17.7%14.1%
Population, 20003,923606,0245,894,121
Persons under 5 years7.4%6.6%6.5%
Persons under 18 years28.1%24.4%23.5%
Persons 65 years and over15.3%10.3%12.3%
Female persons52.7%50.0%50.2%
White persons89.7%78.4%77.3%
Black persons1.0%2.5%3.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons0.8%1.4%1.5%
Asian persons1.7%8.9%7.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders0.3%0.4%0.6%
Persons reporting two or more races3.9%4.6%4.7%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin7.0%9.0%11.2%
White persons not Hispanic86.1%74.3%72.5%

More about the city of Stanwood

At the U.S. Census Bureau website
City of Stanwood official website

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