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The Fort Meade CDP(1) had a population of 9,671 as of July 1, 2021. Fort Meade 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 is located at latitude 39.106 and longitude -76.7436 in Anne Arundel County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Meade Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 8.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

The Fort Meade Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Meade: Fort Meade CDP.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Fort Meade, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 9,671 (100%)
Population in Households 8,393 (86.8%)
Population in Families 7,942 (82.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,278 (13.2%)
Population Density 1,179
Diversity Index2 74


Median Household Income $80,599
Average Household Income $93,632
% of Income for Mortgage4 0%
Per Capita Income $24,703
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,915 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24 ( 0.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,406 (82.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 485 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $34,091
Average Home Value $61,667
Housing Affordability Index3 0


Total Households 2,430
Average Household Size 3.45
Family Households 2,102
Average Family Size 4
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.35% 0.39%
Households 0.32% 0.45%
Families 0.27% 0.41%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
Owner Occupied HU   3.86%

Fort Meade, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Meade to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 134 74th
Population Density # 277 47th
Median Household Income # 255 51st
Housing Affordability Index # 51 10th
Per Capita Income # 464 11th
Diversity Index # 60 89th

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