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Information about Plantation, Florida
Plantation, a fast-growing city of 91,457, as of 2014 U.S. census estimates, is located in the center of the sprawling South Florida metropolitan region, an area of around 5.8 million (as of 2013) anchored by the cities of Miami and Fort Lauderdale. The city's population was reported to be growing at a rate of 7.8%, from 2010-2014, compared to a rate of 3.3% for the country as a whole. During the same time period, the state of Florida's population grew at a rate of 5.8%.
Plantation features an annual wine, food and jazz event in the summer and has a historical museum and the Plantation Preserve Golf Course, in addition to an open-air mall and a shopping district. The city's location along Florida's major interstates makes almost all of Florida's major cities and beaches easily accessible from Plantation.
Within 20 miles of Plantation, students can find over 20 colleges and schools. Schools in a 5-mile radius include Trinity International University-Florida, a 4-year, non-profit private school offering bachelor's and master's degrees, and the University of Fort Lauderdale, which enrolled only 43 students as of 2014. Other universities and colleges in the region include Nova Southeastern University, City College-Fort Lauderdale, Atlantic Technical College and Broward College.
Economy and Employment
Plantation is a well-off city, boasting a median household income of about $66,886 per year, higher than the statewide median of around $47,212, according to 2010-2014 census data. Census data from 2012 showed that health care and social assistance employed about 7,200 people. Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services employed about 6,400 people, while retail trade employed nearly 5,600 people.