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City of Plantation


Population: 89,595 (as of April 1, 2018; University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research/BEBR estimate)

Area: 22.8 square miles

County: Broward

Government: Strong Mayor and five elected Council Members, incorporated in April, 1953

Location: Directly west of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; 20 miles north of Miami/Dade County; 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport

Housing: Single and multi-family dwellings; home values range from $125,000 to over $2 million (median value = $284,500)

Climate:  Subtropical; average rainfall: 62 inches; average temperature: 75.4°; winter mean temperature: 66.5°; summer mean temperature: 84.2°

Industry:  Education services, healthcare, finance/insurance, retail, entertainment/recreation, food services; 4,378 registered businesses; over 45,000 persons employed; Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 43 percent

Libraries: Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library (City) and West Regional Library (Broward County)

Hospitals: Westside Regional Medical Center and Plantation General Hospital

Parks & Recreation: 42 parks and playgrounds (totaling 642 acres); 6 golf courses including the City’s own Plantation Preserve Golf Course & Club; extensive recreational programs for all ages, including: tennis, swimming, baseball, basketball, horseback riding, softball, football, soccer, track and jogging

Public Safety: Plantation Police Department, Plantation Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Plantation Volunteer Fire Department; ISO Rating of 2

Schools: 6 public elementary, 2 public middle, 2 public high schools & 32 private schools (preschool/daycare through grade 12). Plantation is home to the University of Phoenix; within a 10 minute drive are Nova Southeastern University, Florida Atlantic University, Broward College and McFatter Technical Center, all part of the prestigious South Florida Education Center.

Transportation: County bus service, close proximity to major interstates (I-95, I-595, and I-75); Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, Amtrak, Tri-Rail commuter service, and Port Everglades, a major deep-water port for passengers and freight, including a Foreign Trade Zone.

Utilities: City of Plantation Utilities (water and sewer); Florida Power & Light (electric);  Comcast Cable and various satellite TV providers

Median Household Income: Plantation: $66,740
Broward County: $51,782

Median Age: Plantation: 39.7
Broward County: 39.7

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