Parkland, FL
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Parkland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 30,177 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 95.30% 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 (22.39%), sales jobs (18.48%), and office and administrative support (10.73%).

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: 11.11% 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.

Parkland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.

If knowledge is power, Parkland is a pretty powerful place. 59.66% 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 2010 was $51,076, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,304 for a family of four.

Parkland is a very 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 Asian. Parkland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parkland include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

In addition, Parkland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.74%).

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