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Welcome to Fort Meade ...

The city of Fort Meade is located in Polk County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Meade: Ft. Meade

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Meade has a population of 6,257 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Meade.

Fort Meade is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Fort Meade lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Fort Meade is located in the (863) area code.

The ZIP code for Fort Meade: 33841<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Meade had an population of 6,257 people. This is an increase of 11.22% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.95% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Meade had a population of 5,626 people. This makes Fort Meade the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Fort Meade represents 0.03% of the total population of Florida (which has 18,801,310 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,626 people, the population of Fort Meade decreased 1.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,691 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Meade.

Adding Fort Meade to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Meade in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Meade was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fort Meade on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Florida (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Meade on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Fort Meade ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fort Meade - they are located in Maryland and South Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Meade.

Communities near Fort Meade ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Meade.

  • Winter Haven [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Haven
    • Winter Haven [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Fort Meade
    • Estimated population in 2019: 44,955 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winter Haven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winter Haven<6>
  • Bartow [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bartow
    • Bartow [Polk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Fort Meade
    • Estimated population in 2019: 20,147 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bartow<6>
  • Lake Wales [Polk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Wales
    • Lake Wales [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Fort Meade
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16,759 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Wales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Wales<6>
  • Wauchula [Hardee County]
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    • Wauchula [Hardee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Fort Meade
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,786 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wauchula
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wauchula<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mulberry [Polk County]
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      • Mulberry [Polk County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Fort Meade
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mulberry<6>
    • Frostproof [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostproof
      • Frostproof [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Fort Meade
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,261 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostproof<6>
    • Eagle Lake [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Lake
      • Eagle Lake [Polk County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Fort Meade
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Lake<6>
    • Bowling Green [Hardee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowling Green
      • Bowling Green [Hardee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Fort Meade
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,887 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowling Green
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowling Green<6>
    • Zolfo Springs [Hardee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zolfo Springs
      • Zolfo Springs [Hardee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Fort Meade
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,773 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zolfo Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zolfo Springs<6>
    • Hillcrest Heights [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest Heights
      • Hillcrest Heights [Polk County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Fort Meade
      • Estimated population in 2019: 298 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Heights

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Meade. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Meade.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Meade. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Meade.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Meade. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Meade.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Meade ...

Looking for more information about Fort Meade? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Fort Meade, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Meade.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Florida

About Polk County

About Florida

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Meade. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Polk County: www.polk-county.net/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Florida's counties, including Polk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Fort Meade.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Meade - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Fort Meade). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Meade or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Meade) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fort Meade. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort MeadeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Meade. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.7520, Longitude: -81.8015    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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