Parkland, Florida

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Parkland, Florida
City
Motto(s): Environmentally Proud
Broward County Florida Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Parkland Highlighted.svg
Coordinates: 26°18′55″N 80°14′26″W / 26.31528°N 80.24056°W / 26.31528; -80.24056Coordinates: 26°18′55″N 80°14′26″W / 26.31528°N 80.24056°W / 26.31528; -80.24056
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Logo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Incorporated July 10, 1963[1]
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Christine Hunschofsky
 • Vice Mayor Stacy Kagan
 • Commissioners Ken Cutler, Grace Solomon, Bob Mayersohn
 • City Manager Bob Payton
 • City Clerk Jennifer Johnson
Area[2]
 • City 14.37 sq mi (37.21 km2)
 • Land 13.89 sq mi (35.98 km2)
 • Water 0.47 sq mi (1.23 km2)  3.77%
Elevation 9 ft (4 m)
Population (2010)
 • City 23,962
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 31,507
 • Density 2,268.00/sq mi (875.70/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33067, 33073, 33076
Area code(s) 754, 954
FIPS code 12-55125[4]
GNIS feature ID 0307615[5]
Website www.cityofparkland.org

Parkland is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of Parkland was 23,962,[6] and the 2016 census estimates a population of 31,507. Parkland is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people in 2015.

Parkland is known for its zoning laws, which are designed to protect the "park-like" character of the city. There were no stores or traffic lights in Parkland until the mid-1990s and early 2000s when large neighborhood developments (Heron Bay and Parkland Isles) were built.

On February 14, 2018, the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the deadliest high school shooting in American history, killed 17 people in Parkland.[7]

Geography[edit]

Parkland is located at 26°18′55″N 80°14′26″W / 26.315357°N 80.240444°W / 26.315357; -80.240444.[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33.2 km2), of which 12.3 square miles (31.9 km2) is land and 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2) (3.97%) is water.[6] The northern boundary of Parkland coincides with the border between Broward and Palm Beach counties. West Boca Raton, an unincorporated area of Palm Beach County that extends west of Boca Raton's city limits, lies to the north. Coconut Creek lies to the east, Coral Springs lies to the south and the west is bounded by the Everglades.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970165
1980545230.3%
19903,558552.8%
200013,835288.8%
201023,96273.2%
Est. 201631,507[3]31.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Parkland Demographics
2010 Census Parkland Broward County Florida
Total population 23,962 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +73.2% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 1,943.3/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic) 84.0% 63.1% 75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White) 73.1% 43.5% 57.9%
Black or African-American (including Black Hispanic) 6.5% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 13.0% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 5.9% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 1.9% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 1.6% 3.7% 3.6%

As of 2010, there were 8,292 households out of which 7.4% were vacant. In 2000, the city population was spread out with 35.1% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 24.0% from 45 to 64, and 3.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

According to a 2016 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $131,340, and the estimated median house value was $596,212.[10] Males had a median income of $103,942 versus $81,425 for females. The per capita income for the city was $56,793. About 2.0% of families and .4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language were 82.79%, of Spanish were at 11.48%, of Italian at 2.03%, while those of German made up 1.20% of the population.[11]

Education[edit]

Broward County Public Schools serves Parkland.

Public high school

Public middle school

  • Westglades Middle School

Public elementary schools

  • Riverglades Elementary School
  • Park Trails Elementary School
  • Heron Heights Elementary School

Private primary schools

  • Mary Help of Christians School

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broward-by-the-Numbers (pages 3-5)" (PDF). www.broward.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2015-07-08. 
  2. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Parkland city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-02-14. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Parkland, Florida (FL 33067) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders". www.city-data.com. 
  11. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Parkland, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 

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