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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mead who work in management occupations (14.53%), sales jobs (11.73%), and office and administrative support (11.09%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.25% 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mead is worth considering.
Mead is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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: 30.80% of adults in Mead have a college degree.
The per capita income in Mead in 2010 was $31,311, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $125,244 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 German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Italian.