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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.

People

Total Population 36,382
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 16,062
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 48.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $30,722
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,224
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,188

Wealth

Median Family Income $49,821
% Above Poverty Level 83%
% Below Poverty Level 17%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.8%
Median Gross Rent $857
Median House Value $123,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 53.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 6.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plant City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Lakeland, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles E of Tampa, Florida
County Hillsborough
Metro Area Tampa - Saint Petersburg - Clearwater
Standard Zip Codes 33563, 33565, 33566, 33567
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33564
Phone Area Codes 813
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 28.018
Longitude -82.113

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)

Station PLANT CITY
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 50 to 72 F
Apr Temp 59 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 65 to 85 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station LAKELAND
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 51 to 74 F
Apr Temp 61 to 86 F
Jul Temp 73 to 95 F
Oct Temp 66 to 87 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station BARTOW
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 52 to 74 F
Apr Temp 61 to 84 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 66 to 85 F
Annual Precip 50.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bartow 18,094 $55,290
Brandon 108,287 $64,081
Lakeland 101,302 $47,929
Mulberry 3,900 $44,163
Temple Terrace 25,354 $67,290
Zephyrhills 14,275 $51,966

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Plant City Hospitals

SOUTH FLORIDA BAPTIST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
301 N ALEXANDER ST
(813) 757-1200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Plant City High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

DURANT HIGH SCHOOL
4748 COUGAR PATH
813-757-9075
Serves 2,527 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

PLANT CITY HIGH SCHOOL
ONE RAIDER PLACE
813-757-9370
Serves 2,466 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

SIMMONS CAREER CENTER
2814 AIRPORT ROAD
813-707-7281
A Non-traditional School
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

PLANT CITY EXCEPTIONAL CENTER
5005 S TURKEY CREEK ROAD
813-757-9270
A Special Education School
Serves 77 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.9

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