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.
Despite being a small town, Mead has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Mead citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.20% 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 $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.