Highland Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,189 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Highland Park is the 244th largest community in Texas. Much of the housing stock in Highland Park was built prior to World War II, 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 96.32% 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 (27.87%), sales jobs (15.75%), and business and financial occupations (11.12%).
Also of interest is that Highland Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.02% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Highland Park is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Highland Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Highland Park spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.74 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Highland Park is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
If knowledge is power, Highland Park is a pretty powerful place. 84.49% of the adults in Highland Park have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Highland Park in 2010 was $119,986, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $479,944 for a family of four.
Highland Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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.