City of Plantation

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City of Plantation Facts and Figures

  • Population: 84,604 (as of March 2010 Census)
  • Area: 22.8 square miles
  • County: Broward
  • Government: Strong Mayor and five elected Council Members, incorporated in 1953
  • Location: 10 miles 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 costs range from $72,000 to over $2 million
  • Industry: Retail, office, light industrial and general business
  • Libraries: Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library (City), West Regional Library (Broward County)
  • Medical Services: Two general hospitals, four nursing homes, various clinics, rehab services and professional offices
  • Parks and Recreation: 37 parks (414 acres) and playgrounds; extensive recreation programs for all ages, including tennis, swimming, golf, baseball, football, soccer, track and jogging
  • Protection: City Police Department, Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services
  • Schools: 6 public elementary, 2 public middle, 2 public high schools, 2 charter 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 adn Mc Fatter Technical Center.
  • Transportation: County and community bus service, close proximity to major highways; international airport, Amtrak train, Tri-Rail commuter service, and a major deep-water port for passengers and freight, including a Foreign Trade Zone within County limits
  • Median Household Income:
    Plantation: $68,604 Broward County: $53,547
  • Median Age: Plantation: 39.1 Broward County: 39.6

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