Introduction to University Park, Texas

University Park, Texas, in Dallas county, is 4 miles N of Dallas, Texas. The city has a population of 23,324.

University Park History

The area was named after Southern Methodist University, which is located nearby. It began as a cluster of homes that emerged around the university. These homes received utility services by the University until 1924. The city has grown but still maintains a low tax rate and high property values.

University Park and Nearby Attractions

  • African American Museum
  • Cedar Hill State Park
  • Museum of Nature and Science
  • Cleburne State Park
  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods

Things To Do In University Park

People may visit museums like the Dallas Museum of Art, the African American Museum, and the Museum of Nature and Science. Parks like Cedar Hill State Park and Cleburne State Park may also be visited for recreational opportunities like boating, hiking and picnicking. Some of the major attractions nearby include Southfork Ranch, Fort Worth Botanical Garden, Dallas World Aquarium, and Dallas Zoo.

University Park Transportation

The nearest major airport is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

University Park Higher Education

Colleges near the city include Amberton University, Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, and University of Dallas.


Total Population 23,761
Male Share of the Population 46.5%
Female Share of the Population 53.5%
Senior Citizens 7%
Employed Population 16+ 10,026
Age of the Population 30


% of people married 55.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 83.3%
Median Earnings25+ $102,390
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,304
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,000


Median Family Income $215,750
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 11.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 14.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,791
Median House Value $983,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0%
English 22.1%
Irish 11.1%

University Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75205
Phone Area Codes 214
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.861
Longitude -96.8

University Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station FERRIS
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 56 F
Apr Temp 53 to 76 F
Jul Temp 72 to 96 F
Oct Temp 55 to 79 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, University Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Village (75205)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
Addison 14,594 $73,359
Dallas 1,240,985 $46,479
Farmers Branch 30,261 $63,510
Highland Park 8,796 $247,353
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