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Fort Meade, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Meade had a population of 5,855 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Fort Meade, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,855
Daytime Population: Workers 1,111
Daytime Population: Residents 3,620
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,731
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 5,848
Population in Familes 4,961
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 819
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $45,016
Average Household Income $58,202
Per Capita Income $20,822


Total Housing Units 2,515 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,458 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 646 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $92,312
Average Home Value $129,215


Total Households 2,104
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 1,538
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.64%
Households 0.46% 0.55%
Families 0.41% 0.46%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

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, 2017 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 # 430 53rd
Population Density # 632 31st
Diversity Index # 120 87th
Median Household Income # 513 44th
Per Capita Income # 667 28th

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