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City of Plantation

  •   State: 
    Broward County
      County FIPS: 
    26°7′28″N 80°14′58″W
      Area total: 
    22.05 sq mi
      Area land: 
    21.75 sq mi (56.33 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.30 sq mi (0.78 km²)
    9 ft (2.75 m)
    1953; Incorporated April 23, 1953
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Plantation, Broward County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    4,218.20 residents per square mile of area (1,628.66/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 

Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 U.S. census, the population was 91,750. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area. The city's name comes from the previous part-owner of the land, the Everglades Plantation Company, and their unsuccessful attempts to establish a rice plantation in the area. In 1855, Florida state passed the Internal Improvement Act and established the Internal improvement Trust Fund, the trustees of which act as a government agency to oversee management, sale, and development of state land. In 1897, the Interior Department submitted 2.9 million acres to the Florida Land Office; however, the submission was revoked the following year, due to fears it would "impinge upon the rights and interests of the Seminole Tribes." The Seminole people regularly used the area for hunting, fishing and camping, and also used the nearby Pine Island Ridge as a headquarters during the second and third Seminole Wars. In 1899, Florida Governor William Sherman Jennings began an initiative to drain the everglades. In 1906, the first drainage attempts began in 1906, with the building and launching of two dredges into the New River. The first waterway opened after the drainage attempts was named The Holloway Canal, after Captain Holloway. In 1911, Bolles held a land lottery (known as the 'Progresso Land Auction') at $2024 per acre, granting farmland to anyone purchasing farmland of five acres or more in the drainage land. As a result, no auction took place and land remained under water.


Plantation is the primary city name, but also Fort Lauderdale, Ft Lauderdale are acceptable city names or spellings, Broward Mall on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of Plantation. Before the start of the twentieth century, the area that became Plantation was part of the Everglades wetlands, regularly covered by 23 feet of water. In 1897, the Interior Department submitted 2.9 million acres to the Florida Land Office; however, the submission was revoked the following year, due to fears it would "impinge upon the rights and interests of the Seminole Tribes" In 1899, Florida Governor William Sherman Jennings began an initiative to drain the everglades. In 1908, the Internal Improvement Fund trustees granted 500,000 acres (2,000 km²) of overflowed state lands at $2 per acre, with an agreement for the State to use 50% of the $1 million proceeds purely for drainage and reclamation. In 1911, Bolles held a land lottery (known as the 'Progresso Land Auction') at $2024 per acre, granting residential lots in the 'Town of Progresso' (now the area known as Wilton Manors) Bolles was arrested in December of that year, but was subsequently found innocent of any wrongdoing. In 1912, the North New River Canal opened, and the Sewell Lock No.1 was built on it. The first lock in Broward County, Florida, was the first one of the oldest lock in Florida, just outside of what is now Plantation. The new lock enabled access between the Ever glades and Lake Okeechobee by water. The Everglade Plantation Company was established in January 1909, following entry into a 2-year contract with the Internal improvement Fund trustees by Adam A. Boggs (attorney and Vice President of the Miami Bank and Trust Company) and A.B. Sanders (engineer) to create a rice plantation.


Plantation is in central Broward County and is bordered by Lauderhill to the northeast, Sunrise to the north and west, Davie to the south, and Fort Lauderdale to the east. As of the 2010 census, the city has a total area of 21.93 square miles (57 km²), of which 21.74 sq miles (56 km²) is land and 0.19sq miles (0km²) (0.87%) is water. On average, August is the hottest month, with an average high of 90.0 °F (32.2 °C), whilst January is the coolest month. Plantation has a tropical rainforest climate (Af), bordering a tropical monsoon climate (Am) due to the driest month of December's precipitation being near the 60mm threshold separating these categories. In January, the record low for Plantation was 28.0°F (2.2°C), which is also a record for the city. The city is located on the Florida Turnpike, which runs from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. It is located in the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, and Miami- Coral Springs. It has a population of 1,816,000 (as of the census of 2010). The city has an area of 21.74 square miles, of which 0.87% is water, and has a land area of 56 km² (21.93 sq miles).


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 91,750 people, 36,203 households, and 22,771 families residing in the city. The median age of the city's population was 39.7 years, with the age distribution of 23.5% 19 years or younger. The largest area of occupation (for civilians aged 16 and older) was in management, business, science, and arts occupations (43.4%) The median earnings for a full-time, year-round male worker was $54,188, compared to $44,537 for the female equivalent. According to a 2013-2017 American Community Survey estimate, the per capita income for the city (in 2017 inflation-adjusted dollars) was $35,897. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.01. The city's first language is English. The population was 52.6% female, with a 53. 5% female population aged over 18 years in 2010. The majority of households were family households, 47.7% were husband-wife households, 26.3% of all households were made up of individual householders living alone, and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. In 2010, 66.0% of the 34,190 total households wereFamily households, which included a child under 18 years. In the city, the median household income was $69,531, and the median family income was$78,839.


A 2012 survey of business owners identified a total of 13,674 companies within the city. Total retail sales in the city amounted to $1.72 billion in 2012. The oldest club in Plantation is the 293 acre Fort Lauderdale Country Club, which was first founded in 1926. The first club not owned by Fort Lauderdale, the Plantation Golf Course and Country Club was designed by Robert 'Red' F. Lawrence and original city master plan architect Russell Pancoast, opening in 1950. Another of the city's private golf courses is the 162 acre Lago Mar Country Club (not to be confused with Mar-a-Lago), established in 1969. The city was home to two malls, situated across the street from one another: the Westfield Broward Mall and the Fashion Mall. The Fashion Mall was closed in 2006 and is currently in the process of being re-developed for the Plantated Walk project, which will see the mall's former location redeveloped into a pedestrian mall. The City of Fort Lauderdale is home to the University of Phoenix (South Florida Campus), American Express (1975 to 2017), and Motorola (1969 to 2015). The city is also the location of the South Florida Airport, which is one of the largest airports in the United States. The airport is located on the Florida Turnpike, which runs from Miami to Miami-Dade County. It is the only airport in the state that has a direct connection to the Miami- Dade International Airport, the nation's busiest international airport.


According to a 2013-2017 American Community Survey estimate, 93.4% of the city have attained high school graduation or a higher level of education. Plantation is served by Broward County Public Schools. The city is located on the Florida Turnpike, which runs from Miami to Fort Lauderdale. It is located in the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, and Miami Dade County. The Turnpix is a member of the South Florida Museum of Natural History and Science, which is based in Miami. The museum is open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is open on the weekends from 9 to 11 a. m. and from noon to 5pm. It was founded in 1903 and is the oldest museum in the state of Florida. It has been the home of the Miami Dolphins since 1966. The Miami Dolphins won the World Series in 1988 and the World Cup in 1990. The Dolphins are the most successful team in the history of the NBA. The team has won a total of seven World Series titles, the most recent of which came in the 2010-11 season. The most recent was the 2008-09 season, which was won by the Miami Heat, who won four titles in a row. The Heat have won the title of Florida's most populous city in the last five years. They have also won the Florida State Championship three times in the past five years, in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Plantation, Broward County, Florida = 78.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 50. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Plantation = 6.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 91,750 individuals with a median age of 40.1 age the population grows by 1.84% in Plantation, Broward County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 4,218.20 residents per square mile of area (1,628.66/km²). There are average 2.54 people per household in the 33,092 households with an average household income of $67,293 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.68% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.44%. The number of physicians in Plantation per 100,000 population = 232.


The annual rainfall in Plantation = 54.7 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 97. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 244. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 57.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Plantation, Broward County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 67.29%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 26 years with median home cost = $123,950 and home appreciation of -21.83%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $14.38 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,702 per student. There are 16.9 students for each teacher in the school, 566 students for each Librarian and 456 students for each Counselor. 8.95% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.21% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.47% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Plantation's population in Broward County, Florida of 1,072 residents in 1900 has increased 85,59-fold to 91,750 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.16% female residents and 47.84% male residents live in Plantation, Broward County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Plantation, Broward County, Florida are married and the remaining 42.19% are single population.

  • 28.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Plantation require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.22% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.11% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.20% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.50% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Plantation, Broward County, Florida, 67.29% are owner-occupied homes, another 26.96% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.76% are vacant.

  • The 44.35% of the population in Plantation, Broward County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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