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 $154,844.00.
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 93.63% 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 (22.70%), sales jobs (15.45%), and business and financial occupations (10.35%).
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 15.97% 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.
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.
One downside of living in Parkland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Parkland, the average commute to work is 32.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Parkland is a pretty powerful place. 61.78% 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 2018 was $64,220, which is wealthy relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $256,880 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 18.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parkland include Italian, Irish, Polish, German, and Russian.
Parkland also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 24.44%.
The most common language spoken in Parkland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.