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Fort Meade, Maryland

NSA Headquaters

Fort Meade is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 9,882 at the 2000 census. It is the home to the National Security Agency, which is located on the US Army post Fort George G. Meade.
Fort Meade is located at 39°6'18"N 76°44'29"W.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.1 km²) of it is land and 0.15% is water.
The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.46% White, 25.21% African American, 0.46% Native American, 2.98% Asian, 0.26% Pacific Islander, 3.58% from other races, and 5.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.55% of the population.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 38.9% under the age of 18, 16.8% from 18 to 24, 40.3% from 25 to 44, 3.7% from 45 to 64, and 0.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 110.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 114.2 males.
About 4.7% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

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Total Population 9,474
Population Density 1,439 Persons/Sq. Mile
Female Population 4,465
Male Population 5,009
Population Change since 1990 ↓ 15% Decrease
Population Change since 2000 ↓ 2% Decrease
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Nearest 2-Year Public College Tesst College Of Technology
Distance 10 miles
Nearest 4-Year Public College Bowie State University
Distance 6 miles
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Households & Income

Total Number of Households 2,212
Family Households 1,975
Average Family Size 3.83
Average Household Income $60,223
Median Household Income $51,527
Income Change since 1990 ↑ 81% Increase
Income Change since 2000 ↑ 26% Increase
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Crime Rates Compared to National Average

The National Average is designated 1.0 - A value of 2.0 represents twice as much risk while a value of 0.5 represents half as much risk.

Total Crime Risk 0.16
Crime Risk (County) 0.67
Personal Crime Risk (County) 0.66
Murder Crime Risk (County) 0.63
Rape Crime Risk (County) 0.41
Robbery Crime Risk (County) 0.68
Assault Crime Risk (County) 0.78
Property Crime Risk (County) 0.82
Burglary Crime Risk (County) 0.77
Larceny Crime Risk (County) 0.99
Motor Vehicle Theft Risk (County) 0.82
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Average July High Temperature 87.2 °F
Average January Low Temperature 23.5 °F
Annual Precipitation 41.9 inches
Air Pollution Index 90% of National Average
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Sales Tax Rate 6.00%
Nearest Airport Baltimore/washington International Thurgood Marshal
Distance 6 miles
Nearest Major Sports Team Bowie Baysox (aa)
Distance 11 miles


Fort Meade

Fort Meade, a growing community located in Anne Arundel County, was named after General George G. Meade, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The fort itself remains operational; its 5,067 acres are home to the United States Army Field Band and the Defense Information School, and fort personnel are divided between on-base housing and residences in the nearby communities of Severn, Columbia, Crofton, Ellicott City, Odenton, Piney Orchard, Severna Park, and Arnold.
Fort Meade's four elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools make the community attractive among families with school-age children. But commuters are also drawn to Fort Meade real estate, thanks to the employment opportunities offered by the fort; those opportunities are only expected to increase with the military's Base Realignment and Closure process, which is estimated to bring over 5,500 jobs to the community.
Despite the planned growth of the fort, however, the community of Fort Meade is sure to retain its charming, small-town feel and safe, family-friendly appeal. This makes Fort Meade area real estate an ideal investment.