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In the heart of Dallas, this enclave is composed of two independent entities: the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park. Each maintains its own tax structures, police departments, school districts, and municipal operations.

The well-to-do and influential live here, including Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys’ owner). In fact, some of the highest per-capita incomes in all of Texas reside within these ZIP codes. Boutique shopping is luxe, providing high levels of personal service at places like Highland Park Village, the oldest shopping center in the United States.

While the houses are grand, the streets are lined with majestic oak trees. Lush green spaces are meticulously manicured. At Christmas, horse-drawn carriages carry crowds to view the awe-inspiring light shows of the decorated mansions.

The Park Cities are also home to Southern Methodist University, Dallas Country Club, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and Snider Plaza.

Park Cities By the Numbers

2022
Population35,472
Households11,205
Median Age36.1
Median Household Income200,001

2022Percent
White Alone29,68384.9%
Black Alone5181.5%
American Indian Alone320.1%
Asian Alone320.1%
Some Other Race Alone580.2%
Two or More Races8202.3%
Hispanic Origin (any race)1,7305.0%

2022
TOTAL20,623
Less Than 9th Grade0.7%
9th-12th Grade - No Diploma0.3%
High School Graduate6.7%
GED/ Alternative Credential0.3%
Some College - No Degree6.7%
Associate Degree2.3%
Bachelor's Degree45.8%
Graduate/ Professional Degree16.5%