Fort Myer is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 708 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.
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.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Fort Myer. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Fort Myer.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fort Myer spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 11.22 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
For a small town, Fort Myer has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Fort Myer exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The percentage of people in Fort Myer who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.53% of adults in Fort Myer 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 German, Irish, Italian, French, English and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Fort Myer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Spanish.
|FORT MYER INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||95|
|FORT MYER HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||0.00%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||100.00%|
|TYPE OF FORT MYER HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||15.62%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||30.42%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||7.40%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||42.45%|
|SIZE OF FORT MYER HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||15.62%|
|AGE OF FORT MYER HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||42.75%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||10.69%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||7.92%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||38.64%|
|FORT MYER REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||UNREPORTED|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,628|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.00%|
|$58,001 - $116,000||0.00%|
|$116,001 - $232,000||0.00%|
|$232,001 - $349,000||0.00%|
|$349,001 - $465,000||0.00%|
|$465,001 - $581,000||0.00%|
|$581,001 - $872,000||0.00%|
|$872,001 - $1,162,000||0.00%|
|PEOPLE OF FORT MYER||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||1.25%|
|5 TO 17||1.06%|
|18 TO 24||68.11%|
|25 TO 34||19.88%|
|35 TO 54||8.26%|
|55 TO 64||1.44%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||0.00%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.98%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$25,375|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$26,081|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||13.08%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Public Service (46.04%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||9.41%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||1.63%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||9.41%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||13.93%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (35.06%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (93.48%)
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