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Overview

Introduction to Parkland, Florida

Parkland, Florida is 3 miles NE of Coral Springs, Florida (center to center) and 37 miles N of Miami, Florida. It is in Broward county. The city is part of the Fort Lauderdale metro area.

Parkland History

Parkland was established in the year 1963 and has grown rapidly in a very short time. In fact, the population was less than 4,000 in the 1990s and has risen to about 14,000 within a decade or so. The zoning laws of Parkland were framed in such a way that they would protect the "park-like" spirit of the area. The city did not even have any traffic lights or stores in the beginning. However, they have been introduced in the recent years.

Parkland and Nearby Attractions

  • Parkland City Hall.
  • Parkland Library.
  • Palm Beach.
  • Coral Springs.

Things To Do In Parkland

Parkland is situated in an ideal location where one can live a very peaceful life, while having all the amenities of a city. The city has several social organizations and groups that arrange a wide range of cultural and recreational activities. The beaches of South Florida are a short drive away. The city is surrounded by several miles of equestrian trails, which provide great opportunities for horse riding. The city also has many golf courses.

Parkland Transportation

The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is the closest major airport to Parkland.

Parkland Higher Education

Keiser College is conveniently located in nearby Miami Shores.

People

Total Population 27,114
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 12,884
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 63.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.7%
Median Earnings25+ $65,793
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,107
Median Earnings With High School Degree $46,705

Wealth

Median Family Income $135,403
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 11.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 10%
Median Gross Rent $2,166
Median House Value $479,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.7%
US/American 0.4%
English 6%
Irish 12.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Parkland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Coral Springs, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33067, 33073, 33076
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.309
Longitude -80.237

Parkland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station POMPANO BEACH
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station WEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance 27.2 miles
Jan Temp 57 to 75 F
Apr Temp 65 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 71 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Coconut Creek 56,816 $64,031
Coral Springs 126,673 $71,321
Deerfield Beach 78,227 $48,555
Margate 55,678 $54,249
North Lauderdale 42,853 $42,775
Tamarac 63,227 $51,526

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL
5901 PINE ISLAND ROAD
754-322-2150
Serves 4,308 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.1

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