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Merriman Park/University Manor

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This neighborhood, composed of several residential developments that banded together in the late 1970s, retains the calm of its former life as a pecan orchard. It offers long-time residents and young families a quiet yet close-knit community.

What the Locals Say About Merriman Park/University Manor

Locals Love

The neighborhood’s location, which provides easy access to much of the rest of Dallas.

Locals Complain

The narrow alleys make it difficult for garbage trucks to get by without making ruts in the dirt that in turn become muddy messes.

Known For

Residents are proud of the “old-time” community feel of the neighborhood.

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Merriman Park/University Manor Demographics


The 2023 population of Merriman Park - University Manor is estimated to be 3,351.

49.6% of residents are male, 50.4% are female. The median age is 38.1.

64.2% of the Merriman Park - University Manor population are White, 12.4% are Black, 9.4% are Asian, and 3.0% identify as some other race. 14.1% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 14.8% have earned a master's degree, 2.4% have a professional school degree, 1.3% have a doctorate, and 29.3% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 1793. The average household size is 2.05.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $60,664.

93% of residents are employed and 7% are unemployed. 717 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 30 minutes.


34.0% of Merriman Park - University Manor homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $384,600

36% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 20 years. The average renter has been in the same home 6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1973.


Merriman Park - University Manor includes portions of these police beats: 215, 247

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 34
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 0
Business Burglaries 87
Home Burglaries 45
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 157
Auto Thefts 49
Business Robberies 49
Robberies of Individuals 31
Shoplifting Incidents 260
Murders 2

Merriman Park/University Manor Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

20 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments.