Fort Myer, VA


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Fort Myer is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 715 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fort Myer is the 293rd largest community in Virginia. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fort Myer, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fort Myer, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fort Myer’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fort Myer does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $25,341.00.

Fort Myer is a military town: the armed forces employs 41.41% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Wholesale are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 36.92% and 22.15% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 12.94% 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.

In addition, Fort Myer is a college town. There are a lot of students in Fort Myer attending college, and as a result Fort Myer provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

One of the benefits of Fort Myer is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.85 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Fort Myer, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, Fort Myer is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.92% of adults in Fort Myer have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fort Myer in 2010 was $22,870, which is middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,480 for a family of four. However, Fort Myer contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Myer is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Myer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Myer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myer include Italian, English, Irish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Fort Myer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.