Highland Park is a highly affluent town in central Dallas County, Texas, United States. The population was 8,564 at the 2010 census. It is located between the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. Route 75 (North Central Expressway), 4 miles (6 km) north of downtown Dallas.
Highland Park is located at 32°49′49″N 96°48′4″W / 32.83028°N 96.80111°W / 32.83028; -96.80111 (32.830178, -96.801103).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km), all of it land.
Highland Park is about 3 miles (4.8 km) north of the center of Dallas.
As of the census of 2010, there were 8,564 people, 3,411 households, and 2,426 families residing in the town. The population density was 3,824 people per square mile. There were 3,717 housing units at an average density of 1,659.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 94.4% White, 0.5% African American, 0.0% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 1.0% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.
The remainder of the information in this section is based on the census from 2000. In terms of formal education, Highland Park is Texas’ second best educated city, after its neighbor University Park, with 76.6% of adults age 25 or older holding an associate degree or higher, and 74.7% of adult residents possessing a bachelor’s degree or higher.
There were 3,411 households; 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.6% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present; 32.7% were non-families; 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals; and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the town, the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 3.7% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.
In 2000, the median income for a household in the town was $149,389 and the median income for a family was $200,001. Males had a median income of $100,000+ versus $43,594 for females. The per capita income for the town was $97,008. About 1.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% (.025) of those under age 18 and 0.5% (.005) of those age 65 or over.
Highland Park has earned a reputation for having some of the most expensive property prices in the Dallas area. The median home value in Highland Park is $1,540,200.