Fort Meade, FL


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Fort Meade is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,975 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fort Meade is the 265th largest community in Florida.

When you are in Fort Meade, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.66% of Fort Meade’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Fort Meade is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Meade who work in office and administrative support (16.80%), farm management occupations (12.41%), and teaching (7.49%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Fort Meade has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Fort Meade a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

As is often the case in a small city, Fort Meade doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The rate of college-level education in Fort Meade is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.96% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Meade in 2010 was $17,805, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,220 for a family of four. However, Fort Meade contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Meade is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fort Meade home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Meade residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Meade also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Meade include Irish, German, Scottish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Fort Meade is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).

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