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Fort Meade, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Meade is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Polk County at latitude 27.766 and longitude -81.8027. Polk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 138 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Fort Meade, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fort Meade, Florida.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fort Meade indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Fort Meade, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,483
Population in Households 5,476
Population in Familes 4,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,089
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 1,972
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,444
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,383 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 589 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 486 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $87,630
Average Home Value $113,638


Median Household Income $37,268
Average Household Income $48,912
Per Capita Income $17,532
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.6% -0.09%
Households -0.74% -0.17%
Families -0.77% -0.29%
Median Household Income   4.64%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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, 2014 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 # 435 53rd
Population Density1 # 558 39th
Diversity Index2 # 122 87th
Median Household Income # 648 30th
Per Capita Income # 718 22nd

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