Plantation is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 94,580 people and 18 constituent neighborhoods, Plantation is the 28th 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 85.56% 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 (14.04%), management occupations (13.42%), and office and administrative support (12.90%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.26% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
The education level of Plantation ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Plantation, 43.31% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Plantation in 2018 was $37,866, which is upper middle income relative to Florida, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,464 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 26.49% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Plantation include Irish, Jamaican, German, Italian, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Plantation's cultural character, accounting for 31.01% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Plantation is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.