University Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 25,182 people and five constituent neighborhoods, University Park is the 119th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in University Park, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to University Park, and putting down their money on brand new construction. University Park’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. University Park does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $214,477.00.
University Park home prices are not only among the most expensive in Texas, but University Park real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
University Park is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 97.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, University Park is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in University Park who work in management occupations (25.69%), sales jobs (12.96%), and business and financial occupations (12.38%).
Of important note, University Park is also a city of artists. University Park has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape University Park’s character.
Also of interest is that University Park has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.51% 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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in University Park, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, University Park provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
University 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 city’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, University Park’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to University Park, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. University Park is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 87.28% 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 University Park in 2010 was $98,397, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $393,588 for a family of four.
University Park is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call University Park home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of University Park residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in University Park include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in University Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.