Park Cities, Texas facts for kids
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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