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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
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.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Fort Myer, employing 66.80% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Healthcare industries employ 59.09% and 7.58% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
A relatively large number of people in Fort Myer telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 37.29% 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.
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.
One of the benefits of Fort Myer is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 8.92 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.
The education level of Fort Myer citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.95% of adults in Fort Myer have at least a bachelor's 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.