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Fort Meade, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Meade had a population of 5,629 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Fort Meade, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,629
Population in Households 5,623
Population in Familes 4,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 787
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 2,019
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 1,477
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,399 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 621 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 452 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $84,503
Average Home Value $118,781


Median Household Income $43,710
Average Household Income $55,511
Per Capita Income $19,810
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.22%
Households -0.13% 0.12%
Families -0.17% 0.03%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 431 53rd
Population Density1 # 630 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 124 86th
Median Household Income # 496 46th
Per Capita Income # 668 27th

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