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Plantation, Florida
Census-designated place
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Location in Sarasota County and the state of Florida
Country United States
State Florida
Counties Sarasota
 • Total 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,919
 • Density 2,242/sq mi (865.8/km2)

Plantation is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sarasota County, Florida, United States. The population was 4,919 at the 2010 census. It is part of the BradentonSarasotaVenice Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Plantation is located at 27°03′49″N 82°22′13″W / 27.063568°N 82.370146°W / 27.063568; -82.370146Coordinates: 27°03′49″N 82°22′13″W / 27.063568°N 82.370146°W / 27.063568; -82.370146.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), of which 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2), or 12.94%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,168 people, 2,143 households, and 1,650 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,702.7 people per square mile (656.8/km²). There were 2,837 housing units at an average density of 1,159.0/sq mi (447.1/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.63% White, 0.24% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 2,143 households out of which 4.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.5% were married couples living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.19.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 4.6% under the age of 18, 1.2% from 18 to 24, 6.3% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 58.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 68 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $51,797, and the median income for a family was $53,970. Males had a median income of $33,661 versus $21,990 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,629. None of the families and 0.9% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 0.7% of those over 64.

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