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Plantation is a city in Broward County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
The community was named for the Peters plantation that once operated here
The latitude of Plantation is 26.127N. The longitude is -80.233W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 84,929.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Plantation demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Broward County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Lauderdale area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33388 ZIP code.
10% of Plantation residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plantation ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plantation was $28,250, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Plantation residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Plantation, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $851. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,374.
Libraries in Plantation include Helen B. Hoffman Plantation Library, West Regional Library ... View libraries
Broward County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plantation political report.
The average commute time for Plantation workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plantation between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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