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Parkland, FL
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Living in Parkland


Parkland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 34,670 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Parkland is the 98th largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Parkland, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Parkland, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Parkland’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Parkland does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $159,692.00.

Parkland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Florida, but Parkland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Parkland is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parkland is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkland who work in management occupations (22.58%), business and financial occupations (14.09%), and sales jobs (13.38%).

Also of interest is that Parkland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.93% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Parkland is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Parkland is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Parkland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Parkland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Parkland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.41 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Parkland is a pretty powerful place. 62.97% of the adults in Parkland have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Parkland in 2018 was $60,052, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $240,208 for a family of four.

Parkland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Parkland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parkland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Parkland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.25% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parkland include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and Russian.

In addition, Parkland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.40%).

The most common language spoken in Parkland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.