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.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Fort Meade is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.48% of the Fort Meade workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (13.54%), farm management occupations (12.40%), and food service (6.79%).

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.

In Fort Meade, just 12.28% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fort Meade in 2010 was $18,274, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,096 for a family of four. However, Fort Meade contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Meade is an extremely 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 29.70% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Meade include Irish, German, French , and Swedish.

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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