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Plant City, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Plant City had a population of 37,641 as of July 1, 2016. Plant City ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plant City is located at latitude 28.0144 and longitude -82.1203 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plant City (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.17 sq. miles and a water area of 0.9 sq. miles. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 131 feet.

The City of Plant City (GNIS ID: 2404534) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Plant City is located within Plant City CCD of Hillsborough County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plant City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Plant City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 37,641
Population in Households 37,325
Population in Familes 31,273
Population in Group Qrtrs 316
Population Density1 1,386
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 13,089
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 9,432
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,509 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,330 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,759 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,420 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $152,790
Average Home Value $185,935


Median Household Income $43,773
Average Household Income $60,379
Per Capita Income $21,042
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 1.4%
Households 1.06% 1.3%
Families 1.05% 1.21%
Median Household Income   3.3%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plant City, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plant City to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 96 90th
Population Density1 # 495 46th
Diversity Index2 # 104 89th
Median Household Income # 494 46th
Per Capita Income # 621 33rd

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