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. 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 $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.
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.
One downside of living in Parkland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.25 minutes every day commuting to work.
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.