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.
Housing costs in Mead are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities 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 managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mead who work in management occupations (16.10%), sales jobs (11.83%), and office and administrative support (8.96%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Mead telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
The overall education level of Mead citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.56% 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 2018 was $32,466, 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 $129,864 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 French.
The most common language spoken in Mead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Italian.