Plantation, Florida

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Plantation, Florida
City
City of Plantation
Plantation Historical Museum
Plantation Historical Museum
Official seal of Plantation, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): "The Grass is Greener"
Map of Florida highlighting Plantation.svg
Satellite view of Plantation
Satellite view of Plantation
Coordinates: 26°7′28″N 80°14′58″W / 26.12444°N 80.24944°W / 26.12444; -80.24944Coordinates: 26°7′28″N 80°14′58″W / 26.12444°N 80.24944°W / 26.12444; -80.24944
Country United States
State Florida
CountyBroward County, Florida Logo.svg Broward
Incorporated (city)30 April 1953
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council government
 • MayorDiane Veltri Bendekovic
Area[1]
 • City21.93 sq mi (56.8 km2)
 • Land21.74 sq mi (56.3 km2)
 • Water0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.87%
Elevation9 ft (2.75 m)
Population (2010)
 • City84,955
 • Density3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
 • Metro5,564,635
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code33311, 33313, 33317-33317, 33322-33325, 33388
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-57425[2]
GNIS feature ID0289024[3]
Websitehttp://www.plantation.org
 
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Plantation, Florida
City
City of Plantation
Plantation Historical Museum
Plantation Historical Museum
Official seal of Plantation, Florida
Seal
Nickname(s): "The Grass is Greener"
Map of Florida highlighting Plantation.svg
Satellite view of Plantation
Satellite view of Plantation
Coordinates: 26°7′28″N 80°14′58″W / 26.12444°N 80.24944°W / 26.12444; -80.24944Coordinates: 26°7′28″N 80°14′58″W / 26.12444°N 80.24944°W / 26.12444; -80.24944
Country United States
State Florida
CountyBroward County, Florida Logo.svg Broward
Incorporated (city)30 April 1953
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council government
 • MayorDiane Veltri Bendekovic
Area[1]
 • City21.93 sq mi (56.8 km2)
 • Land21.74 sq mi (56.3 km2)
 • Water0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.87%
Elevation9 ft (2.75 m)
Population (2010)
 • City84,955
 • Density3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
 • Metro5,564,635
Time zoneEST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code33311, 33313, 33317-33317, 33322-33325, 33388
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-57425[2]
GNIS feature ID0289024[3]
Websitehttp://www.plantation.org

Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 United States Census the population was 84,955. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,546,635 people at the 2010 census.

The city's name comes from the prior owner of the land, the Everglades Plantation Company.[4] The official motto of Plantation is "The Grass is Greener." Plantation suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005.

Plantation City Hall was the backdrop for part of the film, There's Something About Mary. Mary's childhood home was filmed a few miles from City Hall. Plantation Golf Course, now closed, was the site of the famous Caddyshack pool scene.

Geography[edit]

Plantation is located at 26°7′28″N 80°14′58″W / 26.12444°N 80.24944°W / 26.12444; -80.24944 (26.124354, −80.249503).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.93 square miles (57 km2), of which 21.74 square miles (56 km2) is land and 0.19 square miles (0 km2) (0.87%) is water.

Plantation is located in central Broward County. It is bordered by Lauderhill to the northeast, Sunrise to the north and west, Davie to the south, and Fort Lauderdale to the east.

Economy[edit]

DHL's World Headquarters for the Americas is located in Plantation. American InterContinental University is located in the area, along with the University of Phoenix, located on North Pine Island Road. The Esperanto language institute headquarters are located in Plantation. Avianca operates a Fort Lauderdale-area sales office at 262 South University Drive in Plantation.[6] Goodwin Biotechnology is headquartered in Plantation.

Plantation was home to two malls, situated across the street from one another: the Westfield Broward Mall (south of Broward Boulevard), and the Fashion Mall (north of Broward Boulevard). The Fashion Mall/Executive Pavilion was sparsely occupied for many years and closed in April 2007. The vacant former mall was in line to be put up for auction in 2010, but the auction was cancelled after the property owner paid a court judgement.[7][8] The estimated $350 million project is a major part of Plantation Midtown, an 850-acre (3.4 km2) urban center that is expected to help turn Plantation into a regional destination. Plantation has embraced mixed-use in its master plan for the Midtown area. “Mixed use is not only a key element of the City’s master plan for Midtown, but is an important consideration in repositioning the beleaguered Fashion Mall property because it will create a sustainable development,” says Paul D’Arelli of Greenberg Traurig, P.A., legal counsel for the project and an accredited LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) professional.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
19604,792
197023,523390.9%
198048,501106.2%
199066,69237.5%
200082,93424.4%
201084,9552.4%
Plantation Demographics
2010 CensusPlantationBroward CountyFlorida
Total population84,9551,748,06618,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010+2.4%+7.7%+17.6%
Population density3,907.4/sq mi1,444.9/sq mi350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)69.9%63.1%75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)53.7%43.5%57.9%
Black or African-American20.3%26.7%16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)20.4%25.1%22.5%
Asian3.9%3.2%2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan0.2%0.3%0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian0.1%0.1%0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial)2.9%2.9%2.5%
Some Other Race4.2%3.7%3.6%

As of 2010, there were 37,587 households, with 9.0% being vacant. As of 2000, 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 25.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02.

As of 2000, in the city the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.2 males.

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $66,135, and the median income for a family was $80,434.[1] Males had a median income of $44,838 versus $32,360 for females. The per capita income for the city was $28,250. About 4.3% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English as a first language was spoken by 78.00% of the population, while Spanish was at 13.00%, French Creole at 2.24%, French speakers made up 1.30%, Hebrew comprised 0.72%, Portuguese speakers comprised 0.71%, Italian was at 0.58%, German at 0.54%, and Arabic was the mother tongue of 0.46% of all residents.[9]

Education[edit]

It is served by Broward County Public Schools,

Public high schools

Plantation middle schools

Public elementary schools

Private schools

Media[edit]

Plantation is part of the Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood media market, which is the twelfth largest radio market[10] and the seventeenth largest television market[11] in the United States. Its primary daily newspapers are the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald, and their Spanish-language counterparts El Sentinel and El Nuevo Herald. Plantation also publishes a quarterly news magazine, the Plantation Quarterly.[12]

Notable people[edit]

Historical timeline[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ City of Plantation. "Historical Timeline of the City of Plantation". Archived from the original on 2006-04-15. Retrieved 2006-07-13. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Offices rest of the world." Avianca. Retrieved on January 27, 2009.
  7. ^ Bandell, Brian (19 April 2010). "Plantation’s Fashion Mall set for auction". Florida Business Journal. Retrieved 13 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Bandell, Brian (2010-05-03). "Judgment paid, Fashion Mall auction canceled". 
  9. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Plantation, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  10. ^ "Top 50 Radio Markets Ranked By Metro 12+ Population, Spring 2005". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Retrieved 2007-09-24. [dead link]
  11. ^ "Top 50 TV markets ranked by households". Northwestern University Media Management Center. Archived from the original on 2007-08-07. Retrieved 2007-09-24. 
  12. ^ http://www.plantation.org/web/press-releases.html
  13. ^ http://www.plantation.org/docs/news/100-Best-Communities.pdf

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