Fort Myer, VA

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Living in Fort Myer

Fort Myer is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 739 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fort Myer is the 293rd largest community in Virginia. Fort Myer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Fort Myer home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Fort Myer real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Fort Myer is a military town: the armed forces employs 60.64% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 70.77% and 8.23% of the civilian workforce respectively.

A relatively large number of people in Fort Myer telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 51.95% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

The overall crime rate in Fort Myer is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

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 10.94 minutes getting to work every day.

In Fort Myer, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Fort Myer is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

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: 33.58% of adults in Fort Myer have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fort Myer in 2018 was $24,376, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,504 for a family of four.

Fort Myer is an extremely 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. Fort Myer also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myer include Italian, Irish, German, French, and Polish.

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