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.
A relatively large number of people in Parkland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.84% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
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 is lower than average for the country.
If knowledge is power, Parkland is a pretty powerful place. 59.27% 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 $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.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Parkland's cultural character, accounting for 22.35% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Parkland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.