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"Winter Strawberry Capital of the World"

Plant City is a city in Hillsborough County, in the Tampa-Saint Petersburg metro area.

The community was named after Henry B. Plant, railroad developer

The latitude of Plant City is 28.018N. The longitude is -82.113W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 128 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,117.


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Median household income
Local
$37,584
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Plant City demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 269. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 8.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Brooke Bennett, Olympic medallist
· Pam Tillis, singer
Local festivals include:
  • Florida Strawberry Festival - March 1-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Plant City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Pioneer Heritage Museum
Colleges and universities: Hillsborough Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 116

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Plant City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hillsborough County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Tampa-St. Petersburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33565 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Plant City residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plant City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plant City was $18,815, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Plant City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Plant City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $445.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $929.


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Libraries in Plant City include Bruton Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Hillsborough County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plant City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Plant City workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plant City between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 7.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Plant City include Comfort Inn Plant City, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Ramada Inn Plant City.

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