Parkland, Florida

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Parkland is a city in Broward County, Florida where zoning laws are designed to protect the "parklike" character of the city. Initially, there were no stores or traffic lights in Parkland, though this changed in the early 2000s. Parkland is also one of the most wealthy cities in Florida, and is home to many celebrities. As of 2008, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 24,017[2] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[5]



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 10.78 square miles (28 km2). 10.20 square miles (26 km2) of it is land and 0.58 square miles (2 km2) of it (5.38%) is water. Parkland borders Palm Beach and Broward county, and shares county lines with the city of Boca Raton.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,835 people, 4,349 households, and 3,805 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,356.7/mi² (523.7/km²). There were 4,522 housing units at an average density of 443.4/mi² (171.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.42% White (84.1% were Non-Hispanic Whites,).[7] 3.07% African American, 0.12% Native American, 3.22% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.33% of the population.

Parkland is the best educated city in Florida, proportionately, with 60.7% of adult residents (25 and older) holding an associate degree or higher, and 52.8% of adults possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher (2000 Census).

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