Parkland, Florida

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Parkland, Florida
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
CountyLogo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
IncorporatedJuly 10, 1963[1]
Government
 • TypeCommission-Manager
 • MayorRichard Walker
 • Vice MayorBob Mayersohn
 • CommissionersSimeon Brier, Jordan Isrow, Ken Cutler
 • City ManagerNancy Morando
 • City ClerkAlyson Morales
Area
 • City14.35 sq mi (37.16 km2)
 • Land12.50 sq mi (32.38 km2)
 • Water1.84 sq mi (4.77 km2)  3.77%
Elevation
9 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City34,670
 • Density2,772.93/sq mi (1,070.61/km2)
 • Metro
6,166,488
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33067, 33073, 33076
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-55125[3]
GNIS feature ID0307615[4]
Websitewww.cityofparkland.org

Parkland is a suburban city in northern Broward County, Florida, United States. As of the 2020 census, the population of Parkland was 34,670. Parkland is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to 6,166,488 people in 2020.

Parkland is known[by whom?] 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.

History[edit]

Parkland was incorporated into city on August 13, 1963, by C. Farris Bryant, the Governor of Florida.

On February 14, 2018, a gunman killed 17 people and wounded 17 others in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the deadliest shooting at an American high school.[5]

Geography[edit]

Parkland is located at 26°18′55″N 80°14′26″W / 26.315357°N 80.240444°W / 26.315357; -80.240444.[6] 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.[7] 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%
202034,67044.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census[edit]

Parkland racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[9]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 20,756 59.87%
Black or African American (NH) 2,067 5.96%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 33 0.1%
Asian (NH) 3,071 8.86%
Pacific Islander (NH) 13 0.04%
Some Other Race (NH) 373 1.08%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,951 5.63%
Hispanic or Latino 6,406 18.48%
Total 34,670

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 34,670 people, 9,752 households, and 8,472 families residing in the city.

2010 census[edit]

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, 82.79% of inhabitants spoke English at home, while 11.48% spoke Spanish, of 2.03% spoke Italian, and 1.20% spoke German.[11]

Politics[edit]

Parkland elects a five-member City Commission. Elections are technically non-partisan, however, all five members are party-affiliated (4 Democrats and 1 Republican).

List of City Commissioners
Name Title District Represented Political Party
Simeon Brier Commission Member District 1 Democratic
Jordan Isrow Commission Member District 2 Democratic
Richard Walker Mayor At-Large Republican
Ken Cutler Commission Member District 3 Democratic
Bob Mayersohn Vice Mayor District 4 Democratic
Parkland town vote
by party in presidential elections[12]
Year Democratic Republican Third Parties
2016 51.17% 7,839 46.11% 7,063 2.72% 417
2012 46.88% 4,954 52.70% 5,569 0.42% 45
2008 52.15% 5,178 47.41% 4,707 0.44% 44
2004 47.72% 2,632 51.59% 2,845 0.69% 38

Education[edit]

Broward County Public Schools operates public schools in Parkland.[13]

Public high school

In addition the community is in the service area of the magnet school Pompano Beach High School.[16]

Public middle school

  • Westglades Middle School in Parkland serves almost all of the city limits,[17] while small sections are zoned to Forest Glen Middle School in Coral Springs.[18]

Public elementary schools

  • Riverglades Elementary School[19]
  • Park Trails Elementary School[20]
  • Heron Heights Elementary School[21]

Portions are zoned to Coral Park and Park Springs elementaries in Coral Springs.[22][23]

Private primary schools

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broward-by-the-Numbers (pages 3-5)" (PDF). www.broward.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 10, 2015. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Parkland city, Florida". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved February 11, 2022.
  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 September 25, 2007.
  12. ^ "Election Results".
  13. ^ "Zoning Map." City of Parkland. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  14. ^ "Stoneman Douglas, Marjory." Broward County Public Schools. In February 2018, the school was the scene of a massacre on Valentines Day. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  15. ^ "Coral Springs High." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  16. ^ "Pompano Beach High." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 23, 2018.
  17. ^ "Westglades." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Forest Glen Middle." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Riverglades." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  20. ^ "Park Trails." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  21. ^ "Heron Heights." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  22. ^ "https://www.browardschools.com/cms/lib/FL01803656/Centricity/domain/13425/maps/school%20boundary%20maps/2018-19/elementary/CoralParkElementary.pdf Coral Park]." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  23. ^ "Park Springs." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  24. ^ "Roberto Luongo on Parkland: 'We need to keep talking about this'". ESPN.com. March 12, 2018. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  25. ^ "XXXTENTACION WAS FINISHING HIS DREAM HOME IN FLORIDA BEFORE MURDER". The Source. June 19, 2018. Retrieved December 28, 2018.

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