Fort Meade is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,324 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fort Meade is the 85th largest community in Maryland. Fort Meade has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fort Meade, where the median household income is $92,603.00.
Fort Meade home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Fort Meade real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Fort Meade, employing 27.94% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Retail industries employ 29.12% and 13.44% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Fort Meade has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Fort Meade. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Fort Meade.
Fort Meade is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.78% of adults in Fort Meade have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Fort Meade in 2018 was $32,658, which is lower middle income relative to Maryland, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,632 for a family of four. However, Fort Meade contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fort Meade is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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 13.34% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Meade include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Fort Meade is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.