Fort Meade, Maryland

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Fort Meade, Maryland
Census-designated place
Location of Fort Meade, Maryland
Location of Fort Meade, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°6′18″N 76°44′29″W / 39.10500°N 76.74139°W / 39.10500; -76.74139Coordinates: 39°6′18″N 76°44′29″W / 39.10500°N 76.74139°W / 39.10500; -76.74139
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Anne Arundel
Area
 • Total 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Land 8.1 sq mi (21.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 180 ft (50 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,327
 • Density 1,152/sq mi (444.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 20755
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-29400

Fort Meade is a census-designated place (CDP) in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 9,327 at the 2010 census.[1] It is the home to the National Security Agency and the Defense Information Systems Agency, which are located on the US Army post Fort George G. Meade.

Geography[edit]

Fort Meade is located at 39°6′18″N 76°44′29″W / 39.10500°N 76.74139°W / 39.10500; -76.74139 (39.105015, -76.741260)[2] in northwestern Anne Arundel County. It is located approximately halfway between the cities of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and is located approxiametly 20 minutes from the state capital of Annapolis. It is bounded on the northwest by the Baltimore–Washington Parkway (Maryland Route 295) and on the south and southwest by the Patuxent Freeway (Maryland Route 32), which leads southeast towards Annapolis and northwest to Columbia.

Adjacent CDP's and Communities[edit]

Bedroom Towns[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Fort Meade has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] 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.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $40,661, and the median income for a family was $40,491. Males had a median income of $27,474 versus $22,165 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $13,466. 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.

Education[edit]

Anne Arundel County Public Schools operates public schools. Manor View Elementary School is located on Fort Meade. The MacArthur Manor development is zoned to Manor View.[5] Manor View, serving grades 1-5, opened in 1977.[6] Meade Heights Elementary School is also located on the property of Fort Meade.[7] It serves Grades PreK-5 and opened in 1997.[8] Pershing Hill Elementary School is also located on the Fort Meade property.[9] Pershing Hill, serving grades 1-5, opened in 1960.[10]

The West Meade Early Education Center (WMEEC) is located at Fort Meade,[11] serves ECI, Kindergarten, and PreKindergarten students living in the attendance zones of Manor View, Pershing Hill, and the Former West Meade Elementary School. The redistricting for WMEEC was adopted on April 6, 2011.[9] Students formerly zoned to West Meade Elementary were rezoned to Pershing Hill Elementary.[11] The West meade building first opened in 1964.[11]

Portions of the property are zoned to MacArthur Middle School for middle school,[12] and portions are zoned to Meade Middle School.[13] MacArthur Middle School, serving grades 6-8, opened in 1967.[14] Meade Middle School, serving grades 6-8, opened in 1997.[15] All residents are zoned to Meade Senior High School for high school.[16] Meade High School, serving grades 9-12, opened in 1977.[17] The two middle schools and high school are also on-post.[18]

Notable residents[edit]

(B) denotes that the person was born there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Fort Meade CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Fort Meade, Maryland
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 186. Retrieved on June 9, 2013. "Manor View Elementary School is located on the Fort George G. Meade Military Base. The central portion of the Manor View attendance area is located on post at Fort Meade. Base housing of MacArthur Manor attends Manor View."
  6. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 187. Retrieved on June 9, 2013.
  7. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 190. Retrieved on June 9, 2013. "Meade Heights Elementary School is located on post at Fort George G. Meade. The Reece Heights area is zoned R-2. The southern portion of this attendance area is zoned R-5 and R-15 (Jackson Grove). "
  8. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 191. Retrieved on June 9, 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 191. Retrieved on June 9, 2013. "Pershing Hill Elementary School is located on post at Fort George G. Meade."
  10. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 192. Retrieved on June 9, 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 198. Retrieved on June 9, 2013. "West Meade Early Education Center is located on post at Fort George G. Meade."
  12. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 176. Retrieved on June 9, 2013. "The attendance area encompasses the Fort George G. Meade Military Base and residential areas north, northeast, and west of the post. The lower portion of the base, below the Little Patuxent River, is zoned RLD."
  13. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 176. Retrieved on June 9, 2013. " The attendance area encompasses the Fort George G. Meade Military Base and residential areas north, northeast, and west of the post. The lower portion of the base, below the Little Patuxent River, is zoned RLD."
  14. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 177.
  15. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 179.
  16. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 174. Retrieved on June 9, 2013. "The attendance area encompasses the Fort George G. Meade Military Base and residential areas north, northeast, and west of the post. The lower portion of the base, below the Little Patuxent River, is zoned RLD."
  17. ^ "Meade Feeder System." (Archive) 2012 Educational Facilities Master Plan. Planning Office, Anne Arundel County Public Schools. p. 175.
  18. ^ "Local schools." (Archive) Fort George G. Meade. Retrieved on June 9, 2013.
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