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. Much of the housing stock in Fort Myer was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Fort Myer economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Fort Myer, where the median household income is $25,375.00.
36.76% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Fort Myer. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Wholesale industries respectively employ 46.04% and 24.12% of the civilian workforce.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 17.09% 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.
Fort Myer is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Fort Myer area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Fort Myer maintain a good economy.
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 11.22 minutes getting to work every day.
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.
The overall education level of Fort Myer is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.53% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Fort Myer in 2010 was $26,081, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,324 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. 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 13.93% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myer include Irish, Italian, French , and English.
The most common language spoken in Fort Myer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.