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Overview

Introduction to Plantation, Florida

The Florida city of Plantation is located in central Broward County. The city lies 8 miles west of Fort Lauderdale, and is also bordered by Lauderhill (to the northeast), Sunrise (to the northwest) and Davie (to the south). The city of Miami is located about 33 miles south of Plantation.

Until the 1940s, Broward County was still relatively uninhabited. In 1941, Frederick C. Peters, a potato farmer and cattle baron, bought 10,000 acres of cheap, undeveloped land at $25 an acre from a large tract which was previously owned by the Everglades Plantation Company (which explains the origin of the city's name). By 1949, a community had formed with 40 homes in the area and in 1953 this community was formally incorporated as the city of Plantation. Ensuing decades saw periods of both steady and explosive growth to the city.

Attractions and Events in and Around Plantation

Plantation is host to several annual events and celebrations. Each December, the Historical Society creates a Winter Wonderland highlighting trees decorated in many designs reflecting a variety of cultures. Fall is the setting for Art in the Park, an outdoor juried Art Show offering food and drink, musical entertainment and activities for kids. The Halloween & Safety Festival, held in October, features a children's carnival, haunted house, live music, raffles and door prizes.

The City of Plantation Historical Museum, which started as a small museum in a back room of City Hall, opened in 1985 and today houses permanent exhibits which include artifacts from the Seminole and Tequesta tribes and historically significant city memorabilia. Nearby attractions include Fort Lauderdale Beach, home of the International Swimming Hall of Fame, honoring achievements of outstanding swimmers and athletes in related water sports such as diving and water polo; the Big Cypress Seminole Reservation, home of the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Native American Museum, which chronicles the history and culture of the Seminole Tribe of Florida; the Graves Museum of Archaeology & Natural History (Dania Beach); Flamingo Gardens & Wray Botanical Collection (Davie); and the Seminole Okalee Indian Village & Museum (Fort Lauderdale).

Sports fans don't need to travel far from Plantation for major league professional action. Fort Lauderdale, only minutes away, is the Spring Training home of Major League Baseball's Baltimore Orioles. The nearby town of Sunrise is the location of the Florida Panthers of the NHL (National Hockey League), who play their games in the city's BankAtlantic Center. About 30 minutes south of Plantation is the city of Miami, where the Miami Dolphins (National Football League), Florida Marlins (Major League Baseball) and Miami Heat (National Basketball Association) all reside.

People

Total Population89,904
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens14.1%
Employed Population 16+45,352
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married47.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,215
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,806
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,117

Wealth

Median Family Income$78,578
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,429
Median House Value$253,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.3%
US/American0.2%
English4.7%
Irish7.8%

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

Plantation Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City24 miles N of Miami, Florida
CountyBroward
Standard Zip Codes33311, 33312, 33313, 33317, 33322, 33323, 33324, 33325, 33326, 33327, 33388
P.O. Box Zip Codes33318
Company Zip Codes33337
Phone Area Codes954
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude26.127
Longitude-80.233

Plantation Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches
StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance39.3 miles
Jan Temp57 to 75 F
Apr Temp65 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp71 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Plantation, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bonaventure (33326)

Broward Mall (33388)

City of Sunrise (33313)

Dania (33312)

Laud Lakes (33311, 33313)

Lauderdale Isles (33312)

Melrose Vista (33312)

Westside Branch (33325)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cooper City33,382$99,928
Davie97,372$76,455
Fort Lauderdale173,570$60,750
Lauderdale Lakes34,103$37,022
Lauderhill69,979$43,602
Sunrise89,942$58,759

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

Plantation Public Libraries

Library
Helen B. Hoffman Public Library
501 NORTH FIG TREE LANE
Plantation, Florida
(954) 797-2140

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Plantation Hospitals

PLANTATION GENERAL HOSPITAL
(Proprietary)
401 NW 42ND AVE
(954) 587-5010
Emergency Service: Yes

WESTSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
8201 W BROWARD BLVD
(954) 473-6600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Plantation High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

PLANTATION HIGH SCHOOL
6901 NW 16TH STREET
754-322-1850
Serves 3,056 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

SOUTH PLANTATION HIGH SCHOOL
1300 PALADIN WAY
954-797-4600
Serves 2,625 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.5

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