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Overview

Introduction to University Park, Texas

University Park, Texas, in Dallas county, is 4 miles N of Dallas, Texas.

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.

People

Total Population 24,101
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 7.9%
Employed Population 16+ 10,323
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 55.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 83.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $215,888
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 11.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,886
Median House Value $1,047,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0%
English 21.3%
Irish 10.3%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station DALLAS LOVE AP
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
Station LAVON DAM
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.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Addison 15,087 $79,055
Dallas 1,260,688 $46,902
Farmers Branch 31,052 $64,962
Highland Park 8,916 $250
Irving 228,776 $57,926

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

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