Parkland, Florida
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Parkland, Florida
Parkland, Florida
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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
State Florida
CountyLogo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
IncorporatedJuly 10, 1963[1]
 o TypeCommission-Manager
 o MayorChristine Hunschofsky (D)
 o Vice MayorBob Mayersohn
 o CommissionersStacy Kagan, Rich Walker, Ken Cutler
 o City ManagerNancy Morando (Interim)
 o City ClerkJennifer Johnson
 o City14.35 sq mi (37.16 km2)
 o Land12.50 sq mi (32.38 km2)
 o Water1.84 sq mi (4.77 km2)  3.77%
9 ft (4 m)
 o City23,962
 o Estimate 
 o Density2,732.94/sq mi (1,055.17/km2)
 o Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 o Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33067, 33073, 33076
Area code(s)754, 954
FIPS code12-55125[4]
GNIS feature ID0307615[5]

Parkland is a city in northern Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population of Parkland was 23,962.[6] Parkland is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people in 2015.

Parkland is known 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.

On February 14, 2018, a gunman killed 17 people and injured 17 others in the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, the deadliest shooting at an American high school.[7] As a result of this, the survivors of the shooting, notably David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Cameron Kasky organized a demonstration called March for Our Lives on March 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C. in support of legislation to prevent gun violence in the United States with turnout estimated to be between 1.2 and 2 million people in the U.S, making it one of the largest protests in American history.[8][9][10]


Parkland is located at 26°18?55?N 80°14?26?W / 26.315357°N 80.240444°W / 26.315357; -80.240444.[11] 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.[6] 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.


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.[13] 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, white 82.79%, of Spanish were at 11.48%, of Italian at 2.03%, while those of German made up 1.20% of the population.[14]


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
Parkland town vote
by party in presidential elections[15]
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


Broward County Public Schools operates public schools in Parkland.[16]

Public high school

In addition the community is in the service area of the magnet school Pompano Beach High School.[19]

Public middle school

  • Westglades Middle School in Parkland serves almost all of the city limits,[20] while small sections are zoned to Forest Glen Middle School in Coral Springs.[21]

Public elementary schools

  • Riverglades Elementary School[22]
  • Park Trails Elementary School[23]
  • Heron Heights Elementary School[24]

Portions are zoned to Coral Park and Park Springs elementaries in Coral Springs.[25][26]

Private primary schools

Notable people


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  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b "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 2013.
  7. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved .
  8. ^ Miller, Susan. "'We will be the last mass shooting': Florida students want to be tipping point in gun debate". USA TODAY. Retrieved .
  9. ^ Lopez, German (2018-03-26). "It's official: March for Our Lives was one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam War". Vox. Retrieved .
  10. ^ Steve Almasy. "March for Our Lives: Top moments that made up a movement". CNN. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved 2015.
  13. ^ "Parkland, Florida (FL 33067) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders".
  14. ^ "MLA Data Center Results for Parkland, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved .
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  16. ^ "Zoning Map." City of Parkland. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  17. ^ "Stoneman Douglas, Marjory." Broward County Public Schools. In February of 2018, the school was the scene of a massacre on Valentines Day. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  18. ^ "Coral Springs High." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  19. ^ "Pompano Beach High." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 23, 2018.
  20. ^ "Westglades." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  21. ^ "Forest Glen Middle." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  22. ^ "Riverglades." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  23. ^ "Park Trails." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  24. ^ "Heron Heights." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  25. ^ " Coral Park]." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  26. ^ "Park Springs." Broward County Public Schools. Retrieved on September 22, 2018.
  27. ^ "Roberto Luongo on Parkland: 'We need to keep talking about this'". 2018-03-12. Retrieved .

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