Parkland, FL
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Parkland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 31,507 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Parkland is the 111th largest community in Florida.

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 95.03% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Parkland is a city of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Parkland who work in management occupations (22.28%), sales jobs (18.49%), and office and administrative support (10.69%).

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: 9.65% 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.

Because of many things, Parkland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Parkland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Parkland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Parkland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Parkland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.48 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Parkland use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Parkland‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Parkland, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Parkland is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 58.28% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Parkland in 2010 was $54,337, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,348 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 19.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parkland include Irish, German, Russian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Parkland's cultural character, accounting for 20.45% of the city’s population.

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