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Plant City, Florida
Plant City is located at 28°0'51" North, 82°7'44" West (28.014250, -82.128864).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,915 people, 10,849 households, and 7,843 families residing in the city. The population density is 510.4/km² (1,321.9/mi²). There are 11,797 housing units at an average density of 201.3/km² (521.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 71.67% White, 16.16% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.89% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 9.10% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 17.42% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,849 households out of which 36.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% are married couples living together, 14.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% are non-families. 22.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.73 and the average family size is 3.20.
In the city the population is spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 20.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $37,584, and the median income for a family is $43,328. Males have a median income of $33,417 versus $23,585 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,815. 14.7% of the population and 11.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.1% of those under the age of 18 and 13.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Plant City, Florida was named after the railroad developer, Henry B. Plant.
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