Fort Meade, Florida

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Population in 2013: 5,802 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.0%
 
Males: 2,972  (51.2%)
Females: 2,830  (48.8%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 33847.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,356 (it was $32,984 in 2000)
Fort Meade:

$42,356
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,848 (it was $15,499 in 2000)

Fort Meade city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,297 (it was $52,500 in 2000)
Fort Meade:

$70,297
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $114,108; Detached houses: $136,203; Mobile homes: $35,311

Median gross rent in 2012: $841.

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Fort Meade races chart
  • White alone - 3,038 (52.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1,577 (27.2%)
  • Black alone - 1,156 (19.9%)
  • Two or more races - 29 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 13 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 8 (0.1%)

Races in Fort Meade detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Meade: 85.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (12.2%), United States (11.9%), English (7.3%), German (5.4%), Dutch (1.9%), Scottish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 129 feet

Land area: 4.98 square miles.

Population density: 1,166 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Meade,FL real estate house value index trend

Fort Meade, Florida map

For population 25 years and over in Fort Meade:

  • High school or higher: 76.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Meade city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 45.3%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

479 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America).

This city:  8.2%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 22 registered sex offenders living in Fort Meade, Florida as of April 20, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fort Meade to the number of sex offenders is 261 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $796 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $531 (0.7%)

Fort Meade satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakeland, FL (22.4 miles , pop. 78,452).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tampa, FL (43.6 miles , pop. 303,447).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (835.0 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Homeland, FL (2.2 miles ), Bowling Green, FL (2.8 miles ), Alturas, FL (3.1 miles ), Bartow, FL (3.2 miles ), Brewster, FL (3.3 miles) , Bradley Junction, FL (3.4 miles ), Fort Green, FL (3.6 miles) , Crooked Lake Park, FL (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,100
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $77,300
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2000: 9 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $78,400
  • 2005: 31 buildings, average cost: $113,700
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $106,500
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $106,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $76,500
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $76,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 27.75 N, Longitude: 81.80 W

Area code: 863

Fort Meade household income distribution Fort Meade home values distribution

Property values in Fort Meade, FL


Crime rates in Fort Meade by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2133011
per 100,000 34.316.851.851.30.017.117.4
Robberies 0713659
per 100,000 0.0117.617.351.3101.985.6156.8
Assaults 22241813252527
per 100,000 376.8403.3310.5222.2424.4428.2470.3
Burglaries 53375940506394
per 100,000 907.8621.71017.8683.6848.81079.01637.3
Thefts 84124120120160146156
per 100,000 1438.82083.72070.02050.92716.02500.42717.3
Auto thefts 131077121110
per 100,000 222.7168.0120.8119.6203.7188.4174.2
Arson 0100000
per 100,000 0.016.80.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 318.1) 251.6280.7283.5250.1312.0328.5408.3

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Fort Meade detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 22 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Florida average:

2.45
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +325 (+6.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Work and jobs in Fort Meade: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Fort Meade, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fort Meade-area historical tornado activity is above Florida state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1951, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 0.2 miles away from the Fort Meade city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/8/1986, a category F2 tornado 9.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Meade-area historical earthquake activity is near Florida state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 315.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 369.5 miles away from Fort Meade center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 403.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 340.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 425.3 miles away from Fort Meade center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 270.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Fires: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Freeze: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Meade topographic map

Birthplace of: James Henry Mills - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Onterio McCalebb - Player of football.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fort Meade: James H. Mills.

Hospitals and medical centers near Fort Meade:

  • GREEN TREE COURT CLUSTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • POLK GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • BARTOW CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • ROHR HOME, THE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • BARTOW DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; BARTOW, FL)
  • HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WAUCHULA, FL)
  • FLORIDA HOSPITAL WAUCHULA Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; WAUCHULA, FL)

Heliports located in Fort Meade:

Amtrak station near Fort Meade:

  • 18 miles: WINTER HAVEN (1800 7TH ST. S.W.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Meade:

  • Polk State College (about 20 miles; Winter Haven, FL; Full-time enrollment: 7,935)
  • Southeastern University (about 21 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • Florida Southern College (about 22 miles; Lakeland, FL; FT enrollment: 2,460)
  • Everest University-Brandon (about 38 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,702)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 43 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)
  • The University of Tampa (about 44 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)
  • University of South Florida-Main Campus (about 44 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 35,920)

Private elementary/middle school in Fort Meade:

  • FT MEADE ACADEMY (Students: 19; Location: 211 NE 8TH ST; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Fort Meade, School District: POLK COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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Notable locations in Fort Meade: Polk County Emergency Medical Services Station 2 Fort Meade (A), Fort Meade Fire Department (B), Fort Meade Police Department (C), Fort Meade Community Center (D), Historical Society of Fort Meade (E), Fort Meade City Public Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fort Meade include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Peace River Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fort Meade Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Historical Society of FT Meade (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 North Tecumseh Avenue).

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.8. This is about average.

City:

78.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Meade and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF FORT MEADE (Population served: 2,100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.8%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Black residents, 16.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Florida:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  73.3%
Whole state:  65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
73 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents in 2000

Fort Meade, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Fort Meade compared to Florida state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Fort Meade (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Fort Meade Branch at 214 West Broadway, branch established on 1911/03/08. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Fort Meade Branch at 8 North Charleston Avenue, branch established on 1980/12/15. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Fort Meade travel time to work - commute Fort Meade mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (82%)
  • Utility gas (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Fort Meade:

(Fort Meade, Florida Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Fort Meade city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.86%
Here: 41.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents33.5%18.6%9.3%6.8%3.8%
Congregations25.3%2.3%7.0%9.1%6.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchEpiscopal Church Charismatic Churches IndependentOther
Adherents3.3%2.4%2.2%2.2%18.1%
Congregations3.0%1.1%2.6%0.6%42.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 94
Polk County:

1.64 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 104
Polk County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 215
Polk County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 281
Here:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

30.1%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$24,477$41,9610$0
Other Government Administration 7$9,892$16,9580$0
Firefighters 0$0 22$8,968
Streets and Highways 3$10,325$41,3000$0
Sewerage 3$13,286$53,1440$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,364$34,0920$0
Water Supply 2$12,046$72,2760$0
Electric Power 5$28,786$69,0860$0
Gas Supply 2$4,708$28,2480$0
Local Libraries 4$9,537$28,6111$2,037
Other and Unallocable 3$9,003$36,0121$2,746
Totals for Government 40$133,424$40,02724$13,751

7.84% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.84%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($229 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hillsborough County, FL  1.03% ($27,691 average AGI)
from Orange County, FL  0.70% ($28,675)
from Osceola County, FL  0.49% ($26,726)


6.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,113 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.96%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($225 average AGI)
Polk County:

0.07%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hillsborough County, FL  1.14% ($26,149 average AGI)
to Orange County, FL  0.65% ($31,231)
to Osceola County, FL  0.53% ($27,511)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Meade:

  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWBF (1130 AM; 3 kW; BARTOW, FL; Owner: THOMAS N. THORNBURG, THORNBURG COMM.)
  • WAUC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WAUCHULA, FL; Owner: MARVINA ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHOO (1080 AM; daytime; 35 kW; KISSIMMEE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)
  • WLCC (760 AM; 10 kW; BRANDON, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF TAMPA LICENSEE)
  • WHNR (1360 AM; 5 kW; CYPRESS GARDENS, FL; Owner: GB ENTERPRISES COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WLKF (1430 AM; 5 kW; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Meade:

  • WWRZ (98.3 FM; FORT MEADE, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPCV (97.5 FM; WINTER HAVEN, FL; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WYFO (91.9 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWOJ (99.1 FM; AVON PARK, FL; Owner: COHAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • W291AG (106.1 FM; HIGHLAND CITY, FL; Owner: RADIO TRAINING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMNF (88.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: NATHAN B. STUBBLEFIELD FOUNDATION)
  • WKES (91.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZZS (106.9 FM; ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL; Owner: HEARTLAND BROADCASTING CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Meade:

  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • WLWA-LP (Channel 14; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: TRI-MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOPX (Channel 56; MELBOURNE, FL; Owner: PAXSON ORLANDO LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRDQ (Channel 27; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: WFTV-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Fort Meade, Florida:
  • Fatal accident count: 26
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 28
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 61
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Florida average:
  • Fatal accident count: 166
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 255
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 54
  • Fatalities: 180
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 442
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 31
See more detailed statistics of Fort Meade fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total average daily traffic: 4,700
Total average daily truck traffic: 658
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 8,155

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fort Meade)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Sr 630 1.2 Mi W Of Int With Us Hwy 17 (Lat: 27.748639 Lon: -81.818972), Call Sign: KBM268
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.3800 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2003, Expiration Date: 04/25/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/17/2003
    Registrant: Florida Power Corporation, 2610 Wycliff Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, Phone: (919) 235-4084, Fax: (919) 235-4008, Email:
  • Fort Meade Mw Fiber Bldg (Lat: 27.748611 Lon: -81.818333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 82.6 m, Call Sign: WBH713
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/2012, Expiration Date: 03/19/2022, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson
    Registrant: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, 1934 Augustine Ave., Covington, KY 41014, Phone: (859) 815-6413, Email:
  • 200 N Charleston Avenue (Lat: 27.754444 Lon: -81.801389), Call Sign: WQGS841
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz... (+16 more)
    Grant Date: 04/09/2007, Expiration Date: 04/09/2017, Certifier: Marcella Hammond
    Registrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (630) 566-1755, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • FORT MEADE MW FIBER, Fort Meade Mw Fiber Bldg (Lat: 27.748611 Lon: -81.818333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 82.6 m, Call Sign: WNEO483
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.537 MHz, 952.537 MHz, 952.093 MHz, 928.093 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2011, Expiration Date: 06/13/2021, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson
    Registrant: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, 1934 Augustine Ave., Covington, KY 41014, Phone: (859) 815-6413, Email:
  • WELCOME TOWER, 6375 County Rd 630w (Lat: 27.748917 Lon: -81.892028), Overall height: 131.1 m, Call Sign: WPOV203
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz, 6765.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/2009, Expiration Date: 08/12/2019
    Registrant: County Of Polk, 202 Bartow Municipal Airport, Bartow, FL 33831-9005, Phone: (863) 519-7384, Fax: (863) 534-0307, Email:
  • GS410R, 1.3 Miles North Of Ft Meade Fl, East Side Of Highway 17. (Lat: 27.772028 Lon: -81.805194), Type: Tower, Structure height: 109.7 m, Overall height: 112.8 m, Call Sign: WPVZ647
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/21/2012, Expiration Date: 09/20/2022, Certifier: Michael A Vicknair
    Registrant: Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC, Houston, TX 77251, Phone: (713) 215-2745, Fax: (713) 215-2266, Email:
  • A2B0401C, 823 N. Palmetto Avenue (Lat: 27.761417 Lon: -81.807361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQOM346, Licensee ID: L00127664
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11385.0 MHz... (+10 more)
    Grant Date: 11/15/2011, Expiration Date: 11/15/2021, Certifier: Dan Menser
    Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-4000, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • FORT MEADE MW FIBER, Fort Meade Mw Fiber Bldg (Lat: 27.748611 Lon: -81.818333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.5 m, Overall height: 82.6 m, Call Sign: KFT48
    Assigned Frequencies: 6645.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/29/2012, Expiration Date: 04/28/2022, Certifier: Richard A Donaldson
    Registrant: Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC, 1934 Augustine Ave., Covington, KY 41014, Phone: (859) 815-6413, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fort Meade)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-34-200T (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-360 SER (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2993M , Serial Number: 34-7870102, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 01/10/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, 1105 Mt Pisgah, Fort Meade, FL 33841
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3413D , Serial Number: 26956, Year manufactured: 1955, Airworthiness Date: 07/12/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Robert D Mitchell, Po Box 783, Fort Meade, FL 33841
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3921W , Serial Number: 32-868, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Roger D Johnson, 1875 Lake Buffum Rd E, Fort Meade, FL 33841
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210L (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 87 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 453MC , Serial Number: 21059844, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Jerry A Brown, 1889 Buffum Lake Trl, Fort Meade, FL 33841
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172S (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 775SP , Serial Number: 172S8705, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/2001
    Registrant (Corporation): Scharf Aviation Inc, 1865 Buffum Lake Trl, Fort Meade, FL 33841

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$102,7430$015$102,4424$14,0381$34,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$81,0000$01$125,7500$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$129,1601$64,00014$91,6375$24,0261$64,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$191,9000$03$127,2770$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$78,5000$01$143,3700$00$0
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Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0160.01 , 0160.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$175,2651$227,130
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$212,510
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0160.01 , 0160.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 58
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - Fort Meade

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Meade, FL
Most common first names in Fort Meade, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6771.8 years
William6477.6 years
John5074.1 years
Robert4467.0 years
Mary3374.6 years
George3277.4 years
Willie3074.4 years
Charles2875.9 years
Joseph2173.5 years
Henry1974.2 years
Most common last names in Fort Meade, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4773.8 years
Williams3572.4 years
Johnson3171.4 years
Hancock2379.8 years
Jackson2170.9 years
Walker2078.1 years
Jones2073.5 years
Brown1968.0 years
Campbell1773.4 years
Roberts1668.1 years
Businesses in Fort Meade, FL
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Ford1
Advance Auto Parts1H&R Block1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1

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