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Overview

Introduction to Plant City, Florida

Plant City, Florida, in Hillsborough county, is 9 miles W of Lakeland, Florida (center to center) and 21 miles E of Tampa, Florida. The city is part of the Tampa-Saint Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Plant City History

Plant City was originally called Ichepucksassa after the Indian village that used to occupy the area. It got its current name after the commemoration of Henry B. Plant, who built the railroad and incorporated it with the South Florida Railroad. This had a significant contribution in the city’s commerce. Plant City is primarily an agricultural community, as it oncewas a large cotton center. But ever since the production of strawberries, it has become popular as the winter strawberry capital of the world.

Plant City and Nearby Attractions

  • Dinosaur World.
  • Airstream Ranch.
  • Mulberry Phosphate Museum.
  • The Florida Strawberry Festival.
  • Dr. MLK Cultural Arts Festival.

Things To Do In Plant City

Plant City annually hosts one of the biggest events in the area, the Strawberry Festival. This concert draws popular performers and is held annually during the first week of March. The Dinosaur World is a fun outing for the kids and is open all the year round. Here one can dig for fossils or closely observe the several life-size dinosaur replicas. Also, there are various cultural activities including city parades, forums, leadership breakfasts and community service projects that are organized by the Dr. Martin Luther King Cultural Arts Festival committee to promote awareness about African culture and history.

Plant City Transportation

The Lakeland Linder Regional Airport serves as Plant City's closest airport destination.

Plant City Higher Education

The University of South Florida is conveniently located in St. Petersburg.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,830
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+16,110
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.9%
Median Earnings25+$31,670
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,511

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,264
% Above Poverty Level85.5%
% Below Poverty Level14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$881
Median House Value$133,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)55.8%
German8.9%
Irish6.3%
English5.8%
Italian2.4%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish1.3%
Scottish1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Portuguese0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Czech0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
African0.2%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Slovak0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Plant City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hillsborough County
Standard Zip Codes33563, 33565, 33566, 33567
P.O. Box Zip Codes33564
Phone Area Codes813, 863
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude28.01
Approximate Longitude-82.14

Plant City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPLANT CITY
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp50 to 72 F
Apr Temp59 to 83 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp65 to 85 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationLAKELAND
Distance12 miles
Jan Temp51 to 74 F
Apr Temp61 to 86 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp66 to 87 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationBARTOW
Distance18 miles
Jan Temp52 to 74 F
Apr Temp61 to 84 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp66 to 85 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bartow18,501$56,835
Brandon109,784$64,382
Lakeland102,714$50,686
Mulberry3,925$46,056
Temple Terrace25,654$70,395
Zephyrhills14,454$45,972

Plant City Hospitals

South Florida Baptist Hospital
(Non-profit)
301 N Alexander St
(813) 757-1200

Plant City Public Schools

Advantage Academy Middle School
350 W Prosser Dr
ZIP: 33563
(813) 567-0801
Middle
Total Enrollment 140
Advantage Academy Of Hillsborough
350 W Prosser Dr
ZIP: 33563
(813) 567-0801
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Bryan Elementary School
2006 W Oak Ave
ZIP: 33563
(813) 757-9300
Primary
Total Enrollment 777
Burney Elementary School
901 S Evers St
ZIP: 33563
(813) 707-7334
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Independence Academy Elementary School
905 W Terrace Dr
ZIP: 33563
(813) 707-1060
Primary
Total Enrollment 402
Independence Academy Middle School
905 W Terrace Dr
ZIP: 33563
(813) 707-1060
Middle
Total Enrollment 190
Jackson Elementary School
502 E Gilchrist St
ZIP: 33563
(813) 757-9341
Primary
Total Enrollment 528
Lincoln Elementary Magnet School
1207 E Renfro St
ZIP: 33563
(813) 757-9329
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Marshall Middle School
18 S Maryland Ave
ZIP: 33563
(813) 757-9360
Middle
Total Enrollment 846
Plant City Adult/community Center
1 Raider Pl
ZIP: 33563
(813) 707-7147
Other
Plant City High School
1 Raider Pl
ZIP: 33563
(813) 757-9370
High
Total Enrollment 2219
Simmons Career Center
1202 W Grant St
ZIP: 33563
(813) 707-7430
Other
Total Enrollment 242
Simmons Exceptional Center
1202 W Grant St
ZIP: 33563
(813) 707-7430
Other
Total Enrollment 47
Teen Parent East Program
1202 W Grant St
ZIP: 33563
(813) 707-7430
Tomlin Middle School
501 N Woodrow Wilson St
ZIP: 33563
(813) 757-9400
Middle
Total Enrollment 1608
Wilson Elementary School
702 W English St
ZIP: 33563
(813) 757-9307
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Cork Elementary School
3501 N Cork Rd
ZIP: 33565
(813) 757-9353
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Knights Elementary School
4815 N Keene Rd
ZIP: 33565
(813) 757-9333
Primary
Total Enrollment 737
Springhead Elementary School
3208 Nesmith Rd
ZIP: 33566
(813) 757-9321
Primary
Total Enrollment 864
Trapnell Elementary School
1605 S Trapnell Rd
ZIP: 33566
(813) 757-9313
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Walden Lake Elementary School
2800 Turkey Creek Rd
ZIP: 33566
(813) 757-9433
Primary
Total Enrollment 888
Durant High School
4748 Cougar Path
ZIP: 33567
(813) 757-9075
High
Total Enrollment 2303
Robinson Elementary School
4801 Turkey Creek Rd
ZIP: 33567
(813) 757-9424
Primary
Total Enrollment 570
Turkey Creek Middle School
5005 S Turkey Creek Rd
ZIP: 33567
(813) 757-9442
Middle
Total Enrollment 999

Plant City Private Schools

Fountain Of Life Christian Academy
3202 W Baker St
ZIP: 33563
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 14
Jaycare Enrichment Academy
4609 Horton Rd
ZIP: 33567
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
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