Plantation is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 91,750 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Plantation is the 30th largest community in Florida.
Housing costs in Plantation are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Florida.
Plantation is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.41% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plantation is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plantation who work in sales jobs (13.91%), management occupations (13.88%), and office and administrative support (12.77%).
Also of interest is that Plantation has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Plantation telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.70% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Plantation is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Plantation a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
Plantation is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.37% of adults in Plantation have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Plantation in 2018 was $39,326, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,304 for a family of four. However, Plantation contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Plantation is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Plantation home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plantation residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Plantation also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Plantation include Irish, Jamaican, Italian, German, and Haitian.
Plantation also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.53%.
The most common language spoken in Plantation is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.