Fort Myer, VA

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Living in Fort Myer

Fort Myer is a tiny town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 739 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Fort Myer is the 293rd largest community in Virginia. Fort Myer has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Fort Myer home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Fort Myer real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Fort Myer is a military town: the armed forces employs 66.80% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 59.09% and 7.58% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 37.29% 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.

Overall, Fort Myer’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 8.92 minutes getting to work every day.

Despite being a small town, Fort Myer 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.

In terms of college education, Fort Myer 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: 32.95% of adults in Fort Myer have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fort Myer in 2018 was $24,365, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,460 for a family of four.

Fort Myer is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Myer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Myer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Myer also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.92% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Myer include German, Italian, French, Scottish, and Romanian.

The most common language spoken in Fort Myer is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.