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Fort Meade is a city in Polk County, in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metro area.
The community was named after Lt. George Gordon Meade
The latitude of Fort Meade is 27.751N. The longitude is -81.801W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 5,724.
Phosphate prospecting began here in 1887
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Meade demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Polk County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lakeland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33847 ZIP code.
6% of Fort Meade residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Meade ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Meade was $15,499, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Fort Meade residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Fort Meade, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $303. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $718.
Libraries in Fort Meade include Fort Meade Public Library ... View libraries
Polk County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Meade political report.
The average commute time for Fort Meade workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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