Plantation 76 Exceptional
Plantation Livability #328 ranked city in Florida#7,095 ranked city in the USARanks better than 75% of areas
A+ Plantation Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Plantation Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% higher than Florida
11616% more expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Plantation cost of living
C Plantation Crime Total crime is 16% higher than Florida
Total crime
3,09320% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3320% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Plantation crime
C+ Plantation Employment Household income is 38% higher than Florida
Median household income
$67,51022% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$35,94521% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%10% lower than the US average
Plantation employment
C- Plantation Housing Home value is 63% higher than Florida
Median home value
$271,20047% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,47455% higher than the US average
Home ownership
63%1% lower than the US average
Plantation real estate or Plantation rentals
C+ Plantation Schools HS graduation rate is 10% higher than Florida
High school grad. rates
91%10% higher than the US average
School test scores
52%5% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:114% higher than the US average
Plantation K-12 schools
B Plantation User Ratings There are a total of 9 ratings in Plantation
Overall user rating
72% 9 total ratings
User reviews rating
75% 2 total reviews
User surveys rating
69% 7 total surveys
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      Living in Plantation, FL

      Plantation, Florida is a mid-sized city with a population of 90,878 residents. In Plantation, there are 4,200 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If we look at the most recent Census, Plantation is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Plantation has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 72% of the population is classified as married and 62% have kids.

      Whether you’re moving to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Plantation could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, weather, education, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Plantation and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Plantation to Florida and the national average.

      Plantation has a livability score of 78 out of 100 and is ranked #271 in Florida and #3,123 in the USA. This is a terrific score, as Plantation ranks well in multiple categories! Based on the grades for each individual category, Plantation has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and weather (A). The bad news for Plantation, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F).

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Plantation has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Plantation is actually affordable. The median home price for Plantation homes is $271,200, which is 62.6% higher than the Florida average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Plantation, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 4, which is 17.6% higher than the Florida average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Plantation area were 5.4% and 5 year appreciation rates were 10.7%.

      Plantation transportation information

      Average one way commute26min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.0%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.8%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.5%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk0.5%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home6.1%5.4%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)20354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)0 (6)45711

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      Source: The Plantation, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).