Highland Park, TX
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Highland Park is a somewhat small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 9,208 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Highland Park is the 244th largest community in Texas. Highland Park has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

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 97.73% 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 (27.99%), sales jobs (15.66%), and business and financial occupations (12.68%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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 18.58 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Highland Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Highland Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 85.91% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Highland Park in 2010 was $142,525, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $570,100 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 English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Highland Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.