Plantation, Florida

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Plantation is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of July 2006 the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 86,138.[2] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[5]

The city's name comes from the prior owner of the land the Everglades Plantation Company.[6] The official motto of Plantation is "The Grass is Greener." Plantation also suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Wilma on October 24, 2005.

Plantation City Hall was the backdrop for part of the film, There's Something About Mary. Mary's childhood home was also filmed a few miles from City Hall. Plantation Golf Course is the site of the famous Caddyshack pool scene.

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Geography

Plantation is located at 26°7′28″N 80°14′58″W / 26.12444°N 80.24944°W / 26.12444; -80.24944 (26.124354, -80.249503).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.93 square miles (57 km2). 21.74 square miles (56 km2) of it is land and 0.19 square miles (0 km2) of it (0.87%) is water.

Plantation is located in central Broward County. It is bordered by Lauderhill to the northeast, Sunrise to the north and west, Davie to the south, and Fort Lauderdale to the east.

Demographics

As of the census[3] 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/mi² (1,472.9/km²). There were 34,999 housing units at an average density of 1,610.0/mi² (621.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.34% White (68% were Non-Hispanic White,)[8] 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.

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