Fort Meade, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Fort Meade, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Meade had a population of 5,797 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Fort Meade, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,797
Population in Households 5,790
Population in Familes 4,890
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 811
Diversity Index3 73


Median Household Income $45,771
Average Household Income $57,944
Per Capita Income $20,734


Total Housing Units 2,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,449 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 634 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 431 (17.1%)
Median Home Value $102,764
Average Home Value $144,048


Total Households 2,083
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,521
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.36% 0.68%
Households 0.28% 0.63%
Families 0.23% 0.52%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

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, 2018 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 # 432 53rd
Population Density # 633 31st
Diversity Index # 118 87th
Median Household Income # 541 41st
Per Capita Income # 691 25th

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