More InformationThe city's name comes from the prior owner of the land, the Everglades Plantation Company. The official motto of Plantation is "The Grass is Greener."
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 is the site of the famous Caddyshack pool scene.
As of the census of 2000, there were 82,934 people, 33,244 households, and 22,206 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,815.2 per square mile (1,472.9/km²). There were 34,999 housing units at an average density of 1,610.0 per square mile (621.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.34% White (68% were Non-Hispanic White,) 13.78% African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.88% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.00% from other races, and 2.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.09% of the population.
There were 33,244 households out of which 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.
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. 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.
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