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. 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.
A relatively large number of people in Highland Park telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.02% 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". 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.
One of the benefits of Highland Park is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.74 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Highland Park doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
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 84.49% 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 $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.