Fort Meade is a city located in Polk County Florida. With a 2020 population of 4,994, it is the 463rd largest city in Florida and the 6602nd largest city in the United States. Fort Meade is currently declining at a rate of -1.05% annually and its population has decreased by -18.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,163 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Fort Meade has a population density of 610 people per square mile.
The average household income in Fort Meade is $62,453 with a poverty rate of 17.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $772 per month, and the median house value is $92,900. The median age in Fort Meade is 39.4 years, 36.4 years for males, and 40.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Meadewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
72.96% of Fort Meade residents speak only English, while 27.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 26.30% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Meade is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Meade is Hispanic, with 13.33% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.16%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Fort Meade
90.38% of Fort Meade residents were born in the United States, with 58.23% having been born in Florida. 6.86% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.