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Parkland is a city in northern Broward County, Florida. As of the 2010 census, the population of Parkland was 23,962. 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. 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.

Geography

Parkland is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and (3.97%) is water. 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.

Demographics

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. 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.

Politics

Parkland elects a five-member City Commission. Elections are technically non-partisan, however, all five members are party-affiliated (4 Democrats and 1 Republican).

Education

Broward County Public Schools operates public schools in Parkland.Zoning Map
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Public high school * Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School serves almost all of the city limits, while small sections are zoned to Coral Springs High School In addition the community is in the service area of the magnet school Pompano Beach High School. Public middle school * Westglades Middle School in Parkland serves almost all of the city limits, while small sections are zoned to Forest Glen Middle School in Coral Springs. Public elementary schools * Riverglades Elementary School * Park Trails Elementary School * Heron Heights Elementary School Portions are zoned to Coral Park and Park Springs elementaries in Coral Springs. Private primary schools * Mary Help of Christians School (of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami)

Notable people

* Anthony Rizzo, professional baseball player for the Chicago Cubs * Caesar Bacarella, NASCAR drive * 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, lived in Parkland from 2017 until his death

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Official website
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