Fort Meade CDP, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fort Meade CDP, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Fort Meade Census Designated Place had a population of 10,481 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Meade CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Meade CDP is located at latitude 39.1078 and longitude -76.7472 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Meade Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Fort Meade Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389109) has a M2 Census Class Code which indicates a military or other defense installation entirely within a census designated place. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Meade Census Designated Place is located within District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Anne Arundel County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Meade CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fort Meade CDP, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,481
Daytime Population: Workers 8,597
Daytime Population: Residents 5,533
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,130
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 9,196
Population in Familes 8,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,285
Population Density2 1,298
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $56,265
Average Household Income $70,207
Per Capita Income $20,181


Total Housing Units 3,138 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 ( 7.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,424 (77.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 476 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $335,849
Average Home Value $376,897


Total Households 2,662
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 2,288
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.62% 0.58%
Households 1.69% 0.56%
Families 1.55% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Fort Meade CDP, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Meade CDP to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 124 76th
Population Density # 260 50th
Diversity Index # 60 89th
Median Household Income # 358 31st
Per Capita Income # 488 6th

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