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"Washington's Oldest Incorporated Town"

Steilacoom is a town in Pierce County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.

The community was named for an Indian tribe; members of the tribe continue to live in the area

The latitude of Steilacoom is 47.17N. The longitude is -122.601W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 75 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,165.


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Median household income
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$46,113
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Steilacoom demographic reports
Steilacoom is on Puget Sound
Former and merged names include:
· Chelakoom
· Chielcoom
· Chilacoom
Founded by Maine sea captain Lafayette Balch
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 13. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.1 per 1,000 people.
Historic sites and museums: Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center and Museum, Steilacoom Historical Museum
Pronunciations: still-a-cum

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22% of Steilacoom residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Steilacoom ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Steilacoom was $27,124, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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37% of Steilacoom residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Steilacoom, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $575.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,370.


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Pierce County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Steilacoom political report.

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The average commute time for Steilacoom workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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