Fort Lee is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,546 people and just one neighborhood, Fort Lee is the 167th largest community in Virginia. Much of the housing stock in Fort Lee was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fort Lee economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fort Lee, where the median household income is $57,283.
Occupations and Workforce
39.49% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Fort Lee. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Healthcare industries respectively employ 56.26% and 12.66% of the civilian workforce.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Fort Lee’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 10.10 minutes getting to work every day.
Despite being a small town, Fort Lee has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.