University Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 24,759 people and five constituent neighborhoods, University Park is the 119th largest community in Texas.
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 95.45% 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 (23.54%), sales jobs (14.99%), and business and financial occupations (10.74%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.82% 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.
Because of many things, University Park is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, University Park really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is University Park perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of University Park spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.76 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in University Park. 83.26% 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 University Park in 2010 was $78,203, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $312,812 for a family of four.
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 German, Irish, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in University Park is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.