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Park Cities is a term commonly used in reference to two communities in Dallas County, Texas – the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park. The two municipalities, which share a border with each other, are surrounded by the city of Dallas and thus jointly comprise an enclave.

As of the 2010 census, the Park Cities had a population of 31,632.

The Park Cities are largely affluent and have some of the highest per capita incomes in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex as well as the state of Texas.

In 2000 the Robb Report presented a report which stated that the Park Cities ranked No. 9 in a list of communities with the highest quality living in the USA.


  • Total Population: 31,632
  • Total Households: 11,590
  • Total Families: 7,703
  • Racial makeup:
    • 95.14% White
    • 1.84% Asian
    • 1.14% African American
    • 0.20% Native American
    • 0.02% Pacific Islander
    • 0.89% from other races
    • 0.77 from two or more races
    • 3.00% Hispanic or Latino of any race
  • Per Capita Income: $80,211
  • Median Household Income: $121,084
  • Median Income (Males): In excess of $100,000
  • Median Income (Females): $43,801

In terms of formal education, the Park Cities rank as Texas' first and second most educated communities. 82.8% of adults in University Park age 25 years or older possess an associate degree or higher, and 80.5% obtained a baccalaureate degree or higher. 76.6% of adults in Highland Park age 25 years or older possess an associate degree or higher, and 74.7% obtained a baccalaureate degree or higher.


In 1982 the Park Cities Historical Society, which is intended to preserve the community, was founded.

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