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.
Mead is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.71%), sales jobs (11.39%), and management occupations (10.21%).
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.
Mead is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mead’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The overall education level of Mead citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.67% of adults in Mead have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mead in 2010 was $26,458, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,832 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 French .
The most common language spoken in Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Russian.