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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,346
Male Share of the Population46.3%
Female Share of the Population53.7%
Senior Citizens8.2%
Employed Population 16+10,385
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married58.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher85.2%
Median Earnings25+$116,167
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,538

Wealth

Median Family Income$246,475
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home10.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone15.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,705
Median House Value$1,102,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.3%
English21.4%
German18.3%
Irish10.2%
French Except Basque6.3%
Scottish5.5%
Italian4.9%
Norwegian1.9%
Polish1.7%
Dutch1.4%
Czech1.3%
Swedish1.3%
Welsh1%
Arab1%
Lebanese0.8%
Russian0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Greek0.5%
African0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Turkish0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Hungarian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
South African0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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University Park Almanac

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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)

StationDALLAS LOVE AP
Distance3 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
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp51 to 75 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip40 inches
StationFERRIS
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp33 to 56 F
Apr Temp53 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 96 F
Oct Temp55 to 79 F
Annual Precip38.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Addison15,363$85,694
Dallas1,278,433$48,566
Farmers Branch32,211$67,652
Highland Park8,986$250
Irving232,013$60,561
Richardson108,350$91,884
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