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Population (year 2000): 82,934. Estimated population in July 2005: 85,989 (+3.7% change)
Males: 39,413 (47.5%), Females: 43,521 (52.5%)

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Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $53,746 (year 2000)
Median house value: $158,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Plantation:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.0%)
  • Black (13.8%)
  • Hispanic (13.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Other race (2.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.3%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (10.8%), Irish (10.2%), Italian (8.9%), West Indian (8.8%), United States (8.0%), English (7.1%).Florida forum

Land area: 21.7 square miles

Plantation,

For population 25 years and over in Plantation

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 36.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plantation city

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 55.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

22.5% Foreign born (15.6% Latin America, 3.0% Europe, 2.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +16,451 (+24.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: FL Hialeah, (18.5 miles pop. 226,419).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (1021.6 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Island Ridge, FL (2.6 miles Pine FL (3.1 miles Lauderhill, FL Sunrise, (3.4 miles Park, FL (3.4 miles Broadview Estates, FL (3.6 miles Broward FL Davie, (3.6 miles George, FL (3.8 miles St. Park, FL (3.9 miles Melrose


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 383 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 1997: 221 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 1998: 110 buildings, average cost: $265,700
  • 1999: 136 buildings, average cost: $217,700
  • 2000: 120 buildings, average cost: $247,300
  • 2001: 117 buildings, average cost: $263,100
  • 2002: 138 buildings, average cost: $267,200
  • 2003: 184 buildings, average cost: $287,100
  • 2004: 157 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2005: 91 buildings, average cost: $422,700

Latitude: 26.12 N, Longitude: 80.25 W


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (13.8%), Retail trade (13.0%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,447 (-3.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,854 (20.6%)


 

Crime in Plantation by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 3 2 3 3 3
    per 100,000 4.8 3.6 2.4 3.6 3.6 3.6
Rapes 16 5 11 13 7 13
    per 100,000 19.3 6.0 13.3 15.7 8.4 15.7
Robberies 118 123 134 117 109 136
    per 100,000 142.3 148.3 161.6 141.1 131.4 164.0
Assaults 138 114 153 127 118 117
    per 100,000 166.4 137.5 184.5 153.1 142.3 141.1
Burglaries 603 522 646 648 549 621
    per 100,000 727.1 629.4 778.9 781.3 662.0 748.8
Thefts 3,425 3,004 3,194 3,096 2,881 2,642
    per 100,000 4129.8 3622.2 3851.3 3733.1 3473.8 3185.7
Auto thefts 708 550 504 431 334 287
    per 100,000 853.7 663.2 607.7 519.7 402.7 346.1
372.9 320.0 350.3 328.4 292.4 294.8

Average climate in Plantation, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Plantation,

Plantation-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Florida state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/23/1965, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.7 miles away from the Plantation city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1980, a category 3 tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 33 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Carl Hiaasen - (born 1953), writer, Andrew Zidar - College basketball player (Colgate Red Raiders), Bryan White - College basketball player (Lehigh Mountain Hawks).

Main business address for: 21ST CENTURY HOLDING CO (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE), VIRAGEN INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), VIRAGEN INTERNATIONAL INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), TRADESTATION GROUP INC (SECURITY BROKERS, DEALERS & FLOTATION COMPANIES), IMAGING DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEMS INC /FL/ (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Plantation:
  • PLANTATION GENERAL HOSPITAL (401 NW 42 AVE)
  • WESTSIDE REGIONAL MEDICAL CEN (8201 W BROWARD BLVD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Plantation:
  • FLORIDA MEDICAL CENTER (about 3 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL)
  • HEALTHSOUTH SUNRISE REHAB HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; SUNRISE, FL)
  • ST JOHNS REHABILITATION HOSP (about 6 miles; LAUDERDALE LAKES, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Plantation:
  • FORT LAUDERDALE/HOLLYWOOD INTL (about 8 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: FLL)
  • MIAMI INTL (about 24 miles; MIAMI, FL; ID: MIA)
  • PALM BEACH INTL (about 39 miles; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; ID: PBI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Plantation:
  • FORT LAUDERDALE EXECUTIVE (about 8 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: FXE)
  • DOWNTOWN FORT LAUDERDALE (about 9 miles; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; ID: DT1)
  • NORTH PERRY (about 9 miles; HOLLYWOOD, FL; ID: HWO)

Amtrak stations near Plantation:
  • 6 miles: FORT LAUDERDALE (200 SW 21ST TERRACE). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: HOLLYWOOD (3001 HOLLYWOOD BLVD.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: DEERFIELD BEACH (1300 W. HILLSBORO BLVD.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 62 $172,043 $33,298 4 $4,753
Health 56 $219,981 $47,138 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 0 $0   1 $912
Sewerage 57 $179,161 $37,718 0 $0
Water Supply 29 $105,486 $43,649 0 $0
Local Libraries 9 $29,743 $39,657 5 $3,777
Other and Unallocable 76 $259,640 $40,995 11 $10,718
Parks and Recreation 98 $263,054 $32,210 73 $62,977
Financial Administration 24 $90,785 $45,392 1 $806
Other Government Administration 50 $180,607 $43,345 3 $3,934
Police Protection - Officers 186 $1,021,243 $65,886 0 $0
Police - Other 105 $323,917 $37,019 33 $18,826
Fire - Other 18 $71,107 $47,404 1 $981
Totals for Government 770 $2,916,768 $45,456 132 $107,685
College/University in Plantation:
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-FORT LAUDERDALE (Location: 600 N PINE ISLAND RD STE 145; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu/florida; Offers Doctor's degree)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plantation:
  • NOVA SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 12,554)
  • KEISER COLLEGE (about 7 miles; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; FT enrollment: 2,879)
  • BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 12,747)
  • ART INSTITUTE OF FORT LAUDERDALE (about 9 miles; FT LAUDERDALE, FL; FT enrollment: 2,488)
  • BARRY UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; MIAMI, FL; FT enrollment: 5,780)
  • FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY-BOCA RATON (about 21 miles; BOCA RATON, FL; FT enrollment: 14,311)
  • MIAMI-DADE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; MIAMI, FL; FT enrollment: 25,323)
Public high schools in Plantation:
  • PLANTATION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 3,056; Location: 6901 NW 16TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTH PLANTATION HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 2,625; Location: 1300 PALADIN WAY; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Plantation:
  • AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL (Students: 1,700; Location: 12200 W. BROWARD BOULEVARD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • AMERICAN ACADEMY (Students: 362; Location: 12200 W BROWARD BLVD; Grades: 1 - 12)
  • BROWARD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 178; Location: 1490 NW FLAMINGO ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • COMMUNITY CHRIST ACD/BROWARD (Students: 110; Location: 901 NORTH HIATUS ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • WESTLAKE SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 806 W PLANTATION CIR; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Plantation:
  • SEMINOLE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,368; Location: 6200 SW 16TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PLANTATION MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,326; Location: 6600 W SUNRISE BOULEVARD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTRAL PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 1,159; Location: 777 N NOB HILL ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • TROPICAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 964; Location: 1500 SW 66TH AVENUENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PETERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 856; Location: 851 NW 68TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PLANTATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (CHANGED TO #3681) (Students: 852; Location: 651 NW 42ND AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MIRROR LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 750; Location: 1200 NW 72ND AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • PLANTATION PARK ELEMENTARY (Students: 598; Location: 875 SW 54TH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • ANN STORK CENTER, INC. (Students: 89; Location: 1790 SW 43 WAY; Grades: PK - PK)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Plantation:
  • ST GREGORY THE GREAT SCHOOL (Students: 864; Location: 200 N UNIVERSITY DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • DAVID POSNACK HEBREW DAY SCHOO (Students: 703; Location: 6511 W SUNRISE BLVD; Grades: KG - 10)
  • DEVELOPMENTAL PRESCHOOL KINDER (Students: 305; Location: 11401 W BOWARD BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 249; Location: 8001 NW 5TH STREET; Grades: PK - 6)
  • ANOTHER GENERATION PRESCHOOL (Students: 209; Location: 7025 NW 4TH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • TEMPLE KOL AMI DAY SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 8200 PETERS RD; Grades: PK - 4)
  • PLANTATION METHODIST PRESCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 1001 NW 70TH AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • THE BLAKE SCHOOL (Students: 118; Location: 7011 W SUNRISE BLVD; Grades: PK - 7)
  • SAW GRASS ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: 11701 NW 4TH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • CHILD ENRICHMENT CENTER (Students: 55; Location: 150 NORTHWEST 46TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 1)
Library in Plantation:
  • HELEN B. HOFFMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,294,637; Location: 501 NORTH FIG TREE LANE; 157,844 books; 4,495 audio materials; 4,451 video materials; 294 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Plantation: Lauderdale Country Club (A), Plantation Center Shopping Plaza (B), Community Plaza (C), Ridge Plaza (D), Shops at Broward (E), Mercedes Executive Park and Arcade Shoppes (F), Jacaranda Shop Plaza (G), Home Center (H), Plantation Library (I).

Shopping Centers: Plantation Village Shopping Center (1), Plaza Shopping Center (2), Broward Mall (3), West Broward Shopping Center (4), Westgate Shopping Center (5).

Churches in Plantation include: Baptist Temple (A), Parkway Church (B), Cypress Presbyterian Church USA (C), Saint Benedicts Episcopal Church (D), Saint Gregory Catholic Church (E), First Baptist Church of Plantation (F), Christ the King Lutheran Church (G).

Park in Plantation: Heritage Park (1).


Plantation compared to Florida state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Plantation:
  • WWNN (1470 AM; 50 kW; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WWNN LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRF (1580 AM; 10 kW; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WRFX (940 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAQI (710 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: LICENSE CORPORATION #1)
  • WAVS (1170 AM; 5 kW; DAVIE, FL; Owner: RADIO WAVS, INC.)
  • WNMA (1210 AM; 49 kW; MIAMI SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MIAMI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WWFE (670 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: FENIX BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLQY (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOLLYWOOD, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSUA (1260 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WSUA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQBA (1140 AM; 50 kW; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRHC (1550 AM; 45 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: WRHC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEXY (1520 AM; 4 kW; WILTON MANORS, FL; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVCG (1080 AM; 50 kW; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
Strongest FM radio stations in Plantation:
  • WEDR (99.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WBGG-FM (105.9 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHYI-FM (100.7 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKIS (99.9 FM; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: WKIS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRMA (106.7 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: WRMA LICENSING, INC.)
  • WFLC (97.3 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WPYM (93.1 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COX RADIO-MIAMI, LLC)
  • WHQT (105.1 FM; CORAL GABLES, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WLVE (93.9 FM; MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIB (103.5 FM; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMXJ (102.7 FM; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO. OF FLORIDA)
  • WPOW (96.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WPOW LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZTA (94.9 FM; MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLRN-FM (91.3 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI - DADE COUNTY, FL)
  • WLYF (101.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS CO. OF FLORIDA)
  • WXDJ (95.7 FM; NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL; Owner: WXDJ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WKPX (88.5 FM; SUNRISE, FL; Owner: SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA)
  • WAMR-FM (107.5 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WQBA-FM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEAT-FM (104.3 FM; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDNA (88.9 FM; MIAMI, FL; Owner: BASCOMB MEMORIAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
TV broadcast stations around Plantation:
  • WPBT (Channel 2; MIAMI, FL; Owner: COMMUNITY TV FOUNDATION OF S. FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WSVN (Channel 7; MIAMI, FL; Owner: SUNBEAM TELEVISION CORP.)
  • WAMI-TV (Channel 69; HOLLYWOOD, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA MIAMI LLC)
  • WSCV (Channel 51; FORT LAUDERDALE, FL; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF FLORIDA LICENSE CORP.)
  • W58BU (Channel 58; HALLANDALE, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT,INC.)
  • WPPB-TV (Channel 63; BOCA RATON, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD COUNTY, FLORIDA)
  • WHFT-TV (Channel 45; MIAMI, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WLRN-TV (Channel 17; MIAMI, FL; Owner: THE SCHOOL BOARD OF MIAMI - DADE COUNTY, FL)
  • W24CA (Channel 24; MARATHON, FL; Owner: KEY COMMUNICATIONS OF TEXAS)
  • WHDT-LP (Channel 44; MIAMI, FL; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WLTV (Channel 23; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WLTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WPLG (Channel 10; MIAMI, FL; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WBZL (Channel 39; MIAMI, FL; Owner: CHANNEL 39, INC.)
  • WBFS-TV (Channel 33; MIAMI, FL; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF MIAMI INC.)
  • WPXM (Channel 35; MIAMI, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WLMF-LP (Channel 53; MIAMI, FL; Owner: PAGING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WFUN-CA (Channel 48; MIAMI, ETC., FL; Owner: LOCALONE TEXAS, LTD.)
  • WPTV (Channel 5; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLX (Channel 29; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WXEL-TV (Channel 42; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: BARRY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVJ (Channel 6; MIAMI, FL; Owner: NBC STATIONS MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WGEN-LP (Channel 55; MIAMI, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPEC (Channel 12; WEST PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF FLORIDA, INC)
  • WFGC (Channel 61; PALM BEACH, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION OF PALM BEACH COUNTY, INC.)
  • WDLP-CA (Channel 21; POMPANO BEACH, FL; Owner: WDLP BROADCASTING COMPANY, LLC)

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