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Overview

Introduction to Highland Park, Texas

Highland Park, Texas, in Dallas county, is 2 miles N of Dallas, Texas. There are 8,842 residents in the town.

Highland Park History

A group of investors by the name of Philadelphia Place Land Association purchased the land presently known as Highland Park in 1889. Henry Exall then developed the area along Turtle Creek, and named the area Philadelphia Place and laid gravel roads. He formed Exall Lake by damming up Turtle Creek. In 1906, John Armstrong invested in a portion of the Philadelphia Place land and developed the area as Highland Park. Highland Park was officially incorporated in 1915 after it's population touched 1,100.

Highland Park and Nearby Attractions

  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Cedar Hill State Park

Things To Do In Highland Park

Recreational activities like boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking may be enjoyed at the 1,826-acre Cedar Hill State Park, which also houses the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. There are many museums near the town including National Scouting Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Nature & Science, Meadows Museum, and African American Museum. Popular attractions nearby include Southfork Ranch, the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas Zoo, and Dallas World Aquarium. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, one of the finest buildings in the state, was designed by O'Neil Ford and completed in 1941.

Highland Park Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Highland Park Higher Education

The closest colleges to Highland Park are University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southern Methodist University, El Centro College, and Criswell College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,071
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens20.6%
Employed Population 16+3,824
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married70%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher85.9%
Median Earnings25+$111,369
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,893
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$250
% Above Poverty Level96.9%
% Below Poverty Level3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.2%
Median Gross Rent$2,401
Median House Value$1,413,900

Ancestry

English19.8%
German19.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.5%
Irish10.1%
Scottish5.2%
French Except Basque4.7%
Italian4.6%
Polish2.2%
Swedish2.2%
Russian2%
Arab1.3%
Greek1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Lebanese1%
Norwegian0.9%
Dutch0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
US/American0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Highland Park Almanac

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Highland 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)

StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp36 to 55 F
Apr Temp56 to 77 F
Jul Temp77 to 96 F
Oct Temp58 to 79 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationLAVON DAM
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationWAXAHACHIE
Distance29 miles
Jan Temp35 to 57 F
Apr Temp54 to 78 F
Jul Temp73 to 96 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Addison15,455$88,856
Cockrell Hill4,273$53,714
Dallas1,300,122$51,220
Farmers Branch33,808$70,679
Richardson111,055$95,651

Highland Park Public Libraries

Highland Park Library
4700 DREXEL DR
Highland Park, Texas
(214) 559-9400

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