Stanwood, is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 3,923 at the 2000 census.
its Post Office was established as Centerville in 1870, Stanwood was officially incorporated on October 19, 1903 and grew at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River one mile east of the 1891 seattle Montana/Great Northern Railroad tracks.
East Stanwood (area surrounding railroad tracks) was platted in 1906 and incorporated in 1922. The two towns consolidated in 1960.
Two buildings in Stanwood are on the National Register of Historic Places
Stanwood is located at (48.242276, -122.351171).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²) of it is land and 0.51% is water.
The Mark Clark Bridge connects Stanwood to Camano Island and provides the only road access to the island.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 3,923 people, 1,402 households, and 957 families residing in the city. The population density
was 1,995.4 people per square mile (768.9/km²). There were 1,508 housing units at an average density of 767.0/sq mi (295.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.56% White
, 0.59% African American
, 0.94% Native American
, 1.10% Asian
, 0.23% Pacific Islander
, 2.52% from other races
, and 3.06% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 4.97% of the population.
There were 1,402 households out of which 42.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.7% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the city the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 14.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $44,512, and the median income for a family was $52,996. Males had a median income of $40,457 versus $26,738 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,775. About 9.0% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.9% of those under age 18 and 23.4% of those age 65 or over.
Stanwood has one high school, two middle schools, and three elementary schools in town with two others on Camano Island, and one alternative high school for middle and high schoolers. Stanwood High School has about 1,800 students and 87 teachers, and is still growing. A bond was made in May 2006 for a new high school that would help relieve the growing population, but was turned down. When the school was built in 1971, it was originally made to hold 800 students. It was originally built as a "California-style" high school, where there were no hallways, and everything was accessed from outside. Since then, additions have been made in 1980, 1993, and 2001.