Park Cities, Texas

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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.[1] [2]

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.[3]

Demographics[edit]

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.

Culture[edit]

In 1982 the Park Cities Historical Society, which is intended to preserve the community, was founded.[4]

Education[edit]

The Highland Park Independent School District serves most of the Park Cities. A small portion of Highland Park (areas west of Roland Avenue) is zoned to the Dallas Independent School District.

University Park is home to Southern Methodist University.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Highland Park town, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): University Park city, Texas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Zethraus, Lee. "Living in style Park Cities No. 9 on magazine's list of affluent areas." The Dallas Morning News. March 22, 2000. Retrieved on December 9, 2011.
  4. ^ Thetford, Margaret Ann. "Park Cities Historical Society to mark governor's birthplace." The Dallas Morning News. December 7, 1989. Retrieved on December 9, 2011.

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