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University Park, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of University Park had a population of 25,358 as of July 1, 2016. University Park ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for University Park is located at latitude 32.8486 and longitude -96.7952 in Dallas County. The formal boundaries for the City of University Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 548 feet.

The City of University Park (GNIS ID: 2412135) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of University Park is located within Northeast Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with University Park population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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University Park, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,358
Population in Households 22,738
Population in Familes 19,762
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,620
Population Density1 6,880
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 7,883
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 5,817
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,497 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,846 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,037 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 614 ( 7.2%)
Median Home Value $973,023
Average Home Value $986,384


Median Household Income $165,189
Average Household Income $231,207
Per Capita Income $74,554
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.53% 1.53%
Households 1.2% 1.49%
Families 1.22% 1.51%
Median Household Income   1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

University Park, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares University Park to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 119 93rd
Population Density1 # 34 98th
Diversity Index2 # 1558 11th
Median Household Income # 14 99th
Per Capita Income # 24 99th

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