Parkland is an affluent 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 one of the wealthiest cities in Florida, and is home to many celebrities. As of the 2010 census, the population of Parkland was 23,962. It is part of the Miami–Fort Lauderdale–Pompano Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
Parkland is located at 26°18′55″N 80°14′26″W / 26.315357°N 80.240444°W / 26.315357; -80.240444. 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. The northern boundary of Parkland coincides with the border between Broward and Palm Beach counties, with the city of Boca Raton lying to the north.
As of the census 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 per square mile (523.7/km²). There were 4,522 housing units at an average density of 443.4 per square mile (171.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.42% White (84.1% were Non-Hispanic Whites,). 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.