Fort Meade, Maryland

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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 / 39.105°N 76.74139°W / 39.105; -76.74139 (39.105015, -76.741260).[1]

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.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,882 people, 2,432 households, and 2,307 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,500.5 people per square mile (579.0/km²). There were 2,813 housing units at an average density of 427.1/sq mi (164.8/km²). 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.

There were 2,432 households out of which 78.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 81.0% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.1% were non-families. 4.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.48 and the average family size was 3.58.

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.

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