Mead is a tiny town located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 126 people and just one neighborhood, Mead is the 329th largest community in Oklahoma.
Occupations and Workforce
When you are in Mead, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 61.76% of Mead’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mead is a town of production and manufacturing workers, professionals and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mead who work in teaching (14.71%), management occupations (11.76%) and maintenance occupations (2.94%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Mead is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Mead enrolled in college, Mead has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Mead’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mead has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mead a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Mead is very much a car-oriented town. This is because the population of Mead isn't large enough or dense enough to support an extensive public transit system. It has a lot of rural roads, and the distance between houses can be quite large, which together tends to discourage walking and bicycling to work. 100.00% of residents commute to work in their own car (and the drive is typically to a job out of town). People also tend to drive out of town for other services as well, such as shopping, doctors appointments, and more.
As is often the case in a small town, Mead doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.