University Park

City of University Park, Texas

City of University Park, Texas

Dallas Hall at Southern Methodist Unviersity located in the City of University Park, Texas. Photograph by Carol M. Highsmith.

University Park is on Dallas North Tollway, U.S. Highway 75, and Loop 12 five miles north of downtown Dallas in central Dallas County, bordered by the city of Dallas on the north and east and Highland Park to the south. Together, University Park and Highland Park are known as the Park Cities. While each city has its own police and fire departments, they share the Highland Park Independent School District, headquartered in the more populous University Park. University Park has an area of 3.69 square miles. As of 2020 it had a population density of more than 6,800 persons per square mile, making it one of the most densely populated cities in the state. The median age in 2010 was twenty-nine.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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Population Counts

University Park
Pop. Year Source
25,278 2020 United States Census Bureau
25,458 2019 Texas Demographic Center
23,068 2010 United States Census Bureau
23,324 2000 United States Census Bureau
22,259 1990 United States Census Bureau