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Plant City, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Plant City had a population of 40,750 as of July 1, 2020. 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 28.0186 and longitude -82.1129 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plant City 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.


Plant City, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 40,750 (100%)
Population in Households 40,388 (99.1%)
Population in Families 33,749 (82.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 362 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 1,479
Diversity Index2 75


Median Household Income $50,966
Average Household Income $71,858
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $24,651
Wealth Index5 75


Total HU (Housing Units) 15,304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,375 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,712 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,217 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $188,666
Average Home Value $228,552
Housing Affordability Index3 163


Total Households 14,087
Average Household Size 2.87
Family Households 10,127
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.48% 1.24%
Households 1.34% 1.15%
Families 1.3% 1.12%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
Owner Occupied HU   1.15%


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, 2020 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 Density # 498 46th
Median Household Income # 517 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 500 54th
Per Capita Income # 589 36th
Diversity Index # 99 89th

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