Mead is a somewhat small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 7,612 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mead is the 101st largest community in Washington.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mead is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mead is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mead who work in office and administrative support (15.78%), management occupations (9.78%), and sales jobs (9.33%).
Also of interest is that Mead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, Mead 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: 31.20% of adults in Mead have a college degree.
The per capita income in Mead in 2010 was $27,400, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,600 for a family of four. However, Mead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Mead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mead include Irish, English, Norwegian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Japanese.