|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||July 10, 1963|
|• Mayor||Christine Hunschofsky (D)|
|• Vice Mayor||Bob Mayersohn|
|• Commissioners||Stacy Kagan, Rich Walker, Ken Cutler|
|• City Manager||Nancy Morando (Interim)|
|• City Clerk||Jennifer Johnson|
|• City||14.35 sq mi (37.16 km2)|
|• Land||12.50 sq mi (32.38 km2)|
|• Water||1.84 sq mi (4.77 km2) 3.77%|
|Elevation||9 ft (4 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||2,732.94/sq mi (1,055.17/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
33067, 33073, 33076
|Area code(s)||754, 954|
|GNIS feature ID||0307615|
Parkland is a city in northern Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 census, there were 23,962 people living there. 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  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..
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]
|U.S. Decennial Census|
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. 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).
|Name||Title||District Represented||Political Party|
|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]
- Hi-Rez, professional rapper and songwriter
- Anthony Rizzo, professional baseball player for the Chicago Cubs
- Caesar Bacarella, NASCAR driver
- Jon Weiner, ESPN Radio host
- Roberto Luongo, Former NHL Goalie for the Florida Panthers, has lived in Parkland since 2000 
- XXXTentacion, rapper, singer and songwriter. He lived in Parkland from 2017 until his death 
References[change | change source]
- "Broward-by-the-Numbers (pages 3-5)" (PDF). www.broward.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
- "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "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.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "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.
- "Roberto Luongo on Parkland: 'We need to keep talking about this'". ESPN.com. 2018-03-12. Retrieved 2019-01-02.
- "XXXTENTACION WAS FINISHING HIS DREAM HOME IN FLORIDA BEFORE MURDER". The Source. 19 June 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2018.
Other websites[change | change source]
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