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Fort Meade, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Meade had a population of 5,456 as of July 1, 2015. Fort Meade ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Meade is located at latitude 27.766 and longitude -81.8027 in Polk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Meade (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The City of Fort Meade (GNIS ID: 2403641) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Meade is located within Bartow CCD of Polk County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Meade population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Fort Meade, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,456
Population in Households 5,449
Population in Familes 4,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,083
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,960
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,433
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,370 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 590 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 511 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $93,871
Average Home Value $123,139


Median Household Income $38,244
Average Household Income $50,104
Per Capita Income $17,947
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.14%
Households -0.71% -0.23%
Families -0.77% -0.34%
Median Household Income   4.37%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Fort Meade, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Meade to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 436 53rd
Population Density1 # 562 39th
Diversity Index2 # 130 86th
Median Household Income # 633 31st
Per Capita Income # 703 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.