University Park, Texas

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University Park is a city in Dallas County, Texas, United States, and a inner suburb of Dallas. The population was 23,324 at the 2000 census. The city is home to Southern Methodist University. Like its neighbor, Highland Park, it is a city partially surrounded by the municipality of Dallas. Together, Highland Park and University Park form the Park Cities, an enclave of Dallas.

Addresses in University Park use "Dallas, Texas" as the city designation; addresses do not have "University Park, Texas" designations [3].



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.7 km2), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2) of it is land and 0.27% is water.[4]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 23,324 people, 8,005 households, and 5,291 families residing in the city. The population density was 6,269.2 people per square mile (2,420.8/km2). There were 8,492 housing units at an average density of 2,282.5/sq mi (881.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.33% White, 1.43% African American, 0.22% Native American, 2.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.93% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.10% of the population.

In terms of formal education, University Park was Texas' best educated city, edging out Highland Park, with 82.8% of adults age 25 years or older holding an associate degree or higher, and 80.5% of adult residents possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher.

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