Located in Broward County, Plantation is a great city in South Florida. Plantation was incorporated in April of 1953, and has expanded into a growing, vibrant municipality, with a residential population exceeding 85,000 people.
Plantation is known for it’s lush landscapes and natural environments, parks and amenities It has also been featured in many major films. For example the high school featured in There’s Something About Mary is Plantation City Hall which you can find at 400 NW 73rd Avenue and NW 5th Street. Plantation’s Rolling Hills Golf Course, which has since been renamed to Grande Oaks, was the site of the famous Caddyshack pool scene.
Plantation holds a special place in South Floridian’s hearts as it suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005 but has since recovered tremendously. Here is a breakdown of the demographics of Plantation, according to 2010 Census information.
|2010 Census||Plantation||Broward County||Florida|
|Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010||+2.4%||+7.7%||+17.6%|
|Population density||3,907.4/sq mi||1,444.9/sq mi||350.6/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-American||20.3%||26.7%||16.0%|
|Hispanic or Latino (of any race)||20.4%||25.1%||22.5%|
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.2%||0.3%||0.4%|
|Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian||0.1%||0.1%||0.1%|
|Two or more races (Multiracial)||2.9%||2.9%||2.5%|
|Some Other Race||4.2%||3.7%||3.6%|
Plantation education is tied to the Broward County School District and the city is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood media market, which is the 12th largest radio market in the nation as well as the 17th largest television market in the United States.
Plantation is a popular place to shop as there are malls, plazas and many shops to shop at, including the Broward Mall on University Drive and the Fountains just a few feet from the Mall. Plantation is also only a few short minutes from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Fort Lauderdale as well as the Hollywood-Fort Lauderdale International Airport.
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The city of Plantation continues to grow each and every year and the continued development welcomes new residents, tourists, shoppers, businesses and fellow Floridians to the area with lush attractions, shops and entertainment.