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Merriman Park/University Manor

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Welcome to Merriman Park – University Manor

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.



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What the Locals Say

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.

Why I Love Merriman Park / University Manor

ByGlenn Hunter

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The 2016 population of Merriman Park - University Manor is estimated to be 2,275. That’s a change of +0.4% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +2.5%.

The number of households is 1,119, a change of +0.7% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +2.7%.

The average household size is 2.03.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $61,537 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 34.7% aren’t in the labor force. 15.4% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 8.6% are blue-collar workers, 76.7% are white-collar workers, and 14.7% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 30.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.5.


42.6% of Merriman Park - University Manor homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $269,951

54.7% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 16.2 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.8 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1970.


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

Throughout thosebeats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 11
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 9
Business Burglaries 20
Home Burglaries 50
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 87
Auto Thefts 25
Business Robberies 4
Robberies of Individuals 21
Shoplifting Incidents 213
Other Thefts 75
Murders 0
Rapes 2
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Emmett Conrad High School 56
Dallas ISD L.L. Hotchkiss Elementary 55
Dallas ISD Sam Tasby Middle School 51

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

16.2 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. School STAAR exam passing rates from Texas Education Agency.