University Park, TX
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University Park is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 25,201 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 97.43% 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 (27.63%), sales jobs (13.19%), and business and financial occupations (11.30%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.93% 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, University Park is a college town. There are a lot of students in University Park attending college, and as a result University Park provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

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.

If knowledge is power, University Park is a pretty powerful place. 87.17% of the adults in University 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 University Park in 2010 was $93,421, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $373,684 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 French.

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