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.
Because of many things, Mead is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mead really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mead perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.