Parkland is a medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 34,170 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Parkland is the 111th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Parkland was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Parkland economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Parkland, where the median household income is $146,094.00.
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 93.58% 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 (23.83%), sales jobs (15.75%), and business and financial occupations (10.53%).
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: 14.82% 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 is lower than average for the country.
In Parkland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.15 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Parkland. 61.12% 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 2018 was $60,890, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $243,560 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 20.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parkland include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.
In addition, Parkland has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (23.26%).
The most common language spoken in Parkland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.