Highland Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,149 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Highland Park is the 244th largest community in Texas. Highland Park has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Highland Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but Highland Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Highland Park is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Highland Park is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Highland Park who work in management occupations (28.57%), sales jobs (14.64%), and business and financial occupations (12.13%).
Of important note, Highland Park is also a town of artists. Highland Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Highland Park’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Highland Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.67% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Highland Park is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Highland Park is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Highland Park a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Highland Park has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Highland Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the benefits of Highland Park is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.20 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Even though Highland Park is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly taxis for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Highland Park. 86.35% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Highland Park in 2010 was $130,553, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $522,212 for a family of four.
The people who call Highland Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Highland Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Highland Park include German, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Highland Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.