Fort Meade, Maryland Population 2024

8,682

Fort Meade is a city located in Anne Arundel County Maryland. Fort Meade has a 2024 population of 8,682. Fort Meade is currently declining at a rate of -7.1% annually and its population has decreased by -23.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,340 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Meade is $113,528 with a poverty rate of 5.92%. The median age in Fort Meade is 27.2 years: 26.5 years for males, and 27.4 years for females.

Fort Meade Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Meade was:

  • White: 48.25%
  • Black or African American: 24.85%
  • Two or more races: 15.02%
  • Asian: 7.76%
  • Other race: 3.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.33%
  • Native American: 0.16%
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,074.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-23.44% (-2,658)
The current population of Fort Meade, Maryland is 8,682 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,340.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,83048.25%
Black or African American2,48824.85%
Two or more races1,50415.02%
Asian7777.76%
Other race3633.63%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander330.33%
Native American160.16%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Fort Meade Population by Race

Fort Meade Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Meade Median Age

27.2

Total

26.5

Male

27.4

Female

Fort Meade Adults

There are 6,694 adults, (294 of whom are seniors) in Fort Meade.

Fort Meade Age Dependency

56.4

Age Dependency Ratio

4.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Meade Sex Ratio

Female4,83148.26%
Male5,18051.74%

Fort Meade Population by Age

Fort Meade Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,9383.190.299.8
Married2,0313.690100
Non Family6001.581.298.8
Female2603.070100
Male473.040100

3.59

Average Family Size

3.19

Average Household Size

0.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Meade Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2344.4%
Associates Degree67012.58%
Bachelors Degree1,28124.06%
Graduate Degree98318.46%
High School Graduate5139.64%
Less Than 9th Grade551.03%
Some College1,58829.83%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Meade Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Meade Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,3282,2701,088
Black1,5261,470617
Asian602503196
Hispanic579534253
2+ Races498422250
Other Race15015057
Islander333315

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50.2%.

Fort Meade Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$72,530$78,504$51,667
Graduate Degree$103,363$108,879$96,625
High School Graduate$46,307$47,429$0
Less Than 9th Grade$35,192$0$0
Overall$57,003$64,037$45,662
Some College$46,157$53,697$40,303

$57,003

Average Earnings

$64,037

Average Male

$45,662

Average Female

Fort Meade Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Meade Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Meade Language

80.93% of Fort Meade residents speak only English, while 19.07% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.48% of the population.

Fort Meade Language

Fort Meade Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,9213268.31%
Black2,4231194.91%
Multiple1,437956.61%
Hispanic1,440332.29%
Asian763111.44%
Native1010100%

5.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.98%

Male Poverty Rate

5.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Meade

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Meade is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Meade is Asian, with 1.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.5%.

Fort Meade Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.34%
High School13.56%
Some College3.66%
Bachelors or Greater2.6%

Fort Meade Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.08%
Male Unemployed5.26%
Female Employed3%
Female Unemployed0%

Fort Meade Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Meade Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$88,438$114,270
Households$94,110$113,528
Married Families$92,734$-999,999,999
Non Families$102,212$110,136

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Meade Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.8%

Male Marriage Rate

66.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Meade Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Meade Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Fort Meade Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Meade Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,092

Number of Veterans

690

Male Veterans

402

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War861
First Gulf War566
Vietnam30
Korea0
World War II0

Fort Meade Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54571
18 to 34287
55 to 64184
65 to 7450
75+0

Fort Meade Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
Black41332.37%
White41223.84%
Asian12621.61%
Hispanic12624.37%
2+ Races7016.17%
Other Race5650%
Islander1578.95%

Fort Meade Veterans by Race

Fort Meade Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Meade Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.8%

Labor Force Participation

34.4%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Meade Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Meade Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Meade Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

13.53%

Born in Fort Meade

91.03%

Native Born

8.97%

Foreign Born

2.77%

Non Citizen

6.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.03% of Fort Meade residents were born in the United States, with 13.53% having been born in Maryland. 2.77% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Meade Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,682-664-7.1%
20239,346-665-6.64%
202210,011-1,242-11.04%
202111,253-87-0.77%
202011,3404674.3%
201910,8735765.59%
201810,2972092.07%
201710,0883583.68%
20169,730-407-4.01%
201510,1373283.34%
20149,809-560-5.4%
201310,369-343-3.2%
201210,712-265-2.41%
201110,9771,65017.69%
20109,32700%

Fort Meade Population by Year