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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mead who work in office and administrative support (16.22%), management occupations (10.20%), and sales jobs (9.52%).
The percentage of people in Mead who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.85% of adults in Mead have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mead in 2010 was $27,568, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,272 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Mead include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Slavic languages.