Parkland, FL
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Parkland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 32,202 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Parkland is the 111th largest community in Florida. Parkland has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Parkland, where the median household income is $131,525.00.

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 94.61% 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 (23.43%), sales jobs (17.62%), and office and administrative support (10.18%).

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: 11.84% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Parkland. 59.27% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Parkland in 2010 was $59,169, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $236,676 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 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 19.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parkland include Italian, German, Irish, Polish, and Russian.

Parkland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.35%.

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