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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population90,878
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+46,679
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.4%
Median Earnings25+$41,056
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,770
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,464

Wealth

Median Family Income$79,119
% Above Poverty Level90.5%
% Below Poverty Level9.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,474
Median House Value$271,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.1%
West Indian12.2%
German7.9%
Italian7.5%
Irish7.3%
Jamaican5.7%
English4.8%
Haitian4.2%
Russian3.3%
Polish2.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Scottish1%
African0.9%
Brazilian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Romanian0.7%
Israeli0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Belizean0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Arab0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Bahamian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
British0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
South African0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Plantation Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33388, 33317, 33322, 33323, 33324, 33325, 33311, 33313
P.O. Box Zip Codes33318
Phone Area Codes954, 754
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.14
Approximate Longitude-80.13

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cooper City34,364$103,865
Davie98,717$79,045
Fort Lauderdale175,153$62,221
Lauderdale Lakes34,321$37,551
Lauderhill70,452$42,870
Sunrise91,177$60,238

Plantation Public Libraries

Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library
501 N. 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
Westside Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
8201 W Broward Blvd
(954) 476-3915

Plantation Public Schools

Plantation Middle School
6600 W Sunrise Blvd
ZIP: 33313
(754) 322-4100
Middle
Total Enrollment 903
Mirror Lake Elementary School
1200 Nw 72nd Ave
ZIP: 33313
(754) 322-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 557
Plantation High School
6901 Nw 16th St
ZIP: 33313
(754) 322-1850
High
Total Enrollment 2348
Ben Gamla Charter School Hallandale
6511 W Sunrise Blvd
ZIP: 33313
(954) 587-8348
Primary
Total Enrollment 14
Ben Gamla Charter High School
6511 W Sunrise Blvd
ZIP: 33313
(954) 587-8348
High
Total Enrollment 131
Ben Gamla Charter School South Broward
6511 W Sunrise Blvd
ZIP: 33313
(954) 587-8348
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Renaissance Charter School Of Plantation
6701 W Sunrise Blvd
ZIP: 33313
(954) 556-9700
Primary
Total Enrollment 1005
Plantation Park Elementary
875 Sw 54th Ave
ZIP: 33317
(754) 323-7150
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Seminole Middle School
6200 Sw 16th St
ZIP: 33317
(754) 323-4200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1083
Plantation Elementary School
651 Nw 42nd Ave
ZIP: 33317
(754) 322-8000
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Peters Elementary School
851 Nw 68th Ave
ZIP: 33317
(754) 322-7900
Primary
Total Enrollment 706
South Plantation High School
1300 Paladin Way
ZIP: 33317
(754) 323-1950
High
Total Enrollment 2379
Tropical Elementary School
1500 Sw 66th Ave
ZIP: 33317
(754) 323-7750
Primary
Total Enrollment 996
Prodigy Center For Youth Development And Academic Excellence
601 S State Road 7
ZIP: 33317
(954) 321-2296
Primary
Central Park Elementary School
777 N Nob Hill Rd
ZIP: 33324
(754) 322-5700
Primary
Total Enrollment 1063
Imagine School South Campus
8200 Peters Rd
ZIP: 33324
(954) 358-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
International High School
8201 Peter's Rd Ste 1000, Ste 1000
ZIP: 33324
(954) 510-9045
Albert Einstein Academy For Letters Arts And Sciences
151 N Nob Hill Rd Ste 315, Ste 315
ZIP: 33324
(954) 816-3233
Magnolia School For Arts And Technology Inc.
8201 Peter's Rd Ste 1000, Ste 1000
ZIP: 33324
(954) 507-6305
Middle

Plantation Private Schools

The Blake School
7011 W Sunrise Blvd
ZIP: 33313
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Plantation Methodist Preschool
1001 Nw 70th Ave
ZIP: 33313
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Spring Gate School
6515 W Sunrise Blvd
ZIP: 33313
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
Trinitas Academy
1101 Sw 49th Ave
ZIP: 33317
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Soaring Eagles Academy
1101 Sw 49th Ave
ZIP: 33317
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 8
Broward Junior Academy
201 Nw 46th Ave
ZIP: 33317
Elementary
Total Enrollment 132
Broward Christian School
1490 N Flamingo Rd
ZIP: 33323
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 37
Our Savior Lutheran School
8001 Nw 5th St
ZIP: 33324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 103
St Gregory The Great School
200 N University Dr
ZIP: 33324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 810
Candil Jacaranda School
8250 Peters Rd
ZIP: 33324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 36
Temple Kol Ami Emanu-el Day School
8200 Peters Rd
ZIP: 33324
Elementary
Total Enrollment 72
Sawgrass Adventist School
11701 Nw 4th St
ZIP: 33325
Elementary
Total Enrollment 85
American Heritage
12200 W Broward Blvd
ZIP: 33325
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 2225
Developmental Preschool Kindergarten
11401 W Broward Blvd
ZIP: 33325
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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