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
 • MayorChristine Hunschofsky (D)
 • Vice MayorBob Mayersohn
 • CommissionersStacy Kagan, Rich Walker, Ken Cutler
 • City ManagerNancy Morando (Interim)
 • City ClerkJennifer Johnson
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
 (2010)
 • City23,962
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
34,170
 • Density2,732.94/sq mi (1,055.17/km2)
 • Metro
5,564,635
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33067, 33073, 33076
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-55125[4]
GNIS feature ID0307615[5]
Websitewww.cityofparkland.org

Parkland is a city in northern Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 census, there were 23,962 people living there.[6] Parkland is part of the Miami metropolitan area. It is known for its zoning laws which protect "park-like" character of the city.

Until the mid-1990s and early 2000s, there were no stores or traffic lights in Parkland.

Geography[change | change source]

Parkland is located at 26°18′55″N 80°14′26″W / 26.315357°N 80.240444°W / 26.315357; -80.240444.[7] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.8 square miles (33.2 km2). Its land area is 12.3 square miles (31.9 km2) while it has 0.50 square miles (1.3 km2) (3.97%) of water.[6]

The northern boundary of Parkland shares 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 and lies to the north. Coconut Creek lies to the east while Coral Springs lies to the south. Its west side shares the bounded with the Everglades.

Demographics[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970165
1980545230.3%
19903,558552.8%
200013,835288.8%
201023,96273.2%
Est. 201934,170[3]42.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

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.

According to a 2016 estimate, the average income for a household in the city was $131,340. It is estimated that average house value was $596,212.[9]. Males had a median income of $103,942 while $81,425 was the average for females.

The per capita income for the city was $56,793.

Politics[change | change source]

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
Christine Hunschofsky Mayor At-large Democratic
Stacy Kagan Commission Member District 1 Democratic
Richard Walker Commission Member District 2 Republican
Ken Cutler Commission Member District 3 Democratic
Bob Meyersohn Vice Mayor District 4 Democratic

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  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. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "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.
  7. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. "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.
  10. "Roberto Luongo on Parkland: 'We need to keep talking about this'". ESPN.com. 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
  11. "XXXTENTACION WAS FINISHING HIS DREAM HOME IN FLORIDA BEFORE MURDER". The Source. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.

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