High Point, North Carolina 

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Population

113,565

+8.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.9%

Median Income

$43,015

Median Home Price

$172,700

Median Age

36.4

Comfort Index (Climate)

7.3 / 6.6

summer / winter

NC Gifts

Best Places to Live in High Point, North Carolina

Small town complex - Northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and mountains to the west. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in High Point, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

High Point, NC Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Pleasant climate
Central location
Nearby mountains
Cons
Economic decline
Entertainment
Educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Winston-Salem Metro Area

Until recently, Winston-Salem and High Point were associated with nearby Greensboro to form one metro area. The three cities are sometimes referred to as the Piedmont Triad. In comparison to the state’s better-known triad of Raleigh–Durham–Chapel Hill, the economy and lifestyle is more industrial and working-class, although there is a strong university presence and a high level of educational attainment. The economy has an interesting mix of declining and emerging industries, but employment overall has been relatively stable. Winston-Salem, as the name suggests, has been a center for the tobacco industry. (The cigarettes are named after the town, not vice versa.) Winston-Salem is also home to Wake Forest University, some affiliated high tech business, a collection of banking centers and is home to Krispy Kreme donuts and a new Dell Computer plant. High Point is a world trade center for furniture and is still center of the state’s largest furniture-manufacturing industry. Unfortunately, the dislocation of that industry offshore, particularly to China, is having an impact on its manufacturing base. Downtown High Point is a fascinating collection of commercial, warehouse and showroom facilities centered on this industry. Winston-Salem epitomizes the shift from older economy to new economy, and High Point is an industry town shifting emphasis from manufacturing to becoming a trade and design center. The nearby Greensboro metro area is perhaps the most prosperous of the three, though all places are generally appealing with a lack of major downsides. The nearby amenities of the Raleigh-Durham area, about 80 miles to the east, are close enough for residents to benefit.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
County: Guilford County
Metro Area: Winston-Salem Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: High Point
Zip Codes: 27265 27260 27262 27282 27235
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 970 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in High Point is 5.9% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. High Point jobs have increased by 1.4%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, High Point's cost of living is 18.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare High Point's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Guilford county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 60.8% to 37.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
High Point's population is 113,565 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 8.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.5 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in High Point is Real Estate: $172,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.7%.

SCHOOLS
High Point public schools spend $9,896 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.5 students per teacher in High Point. More Education



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Housing Market in High Point

It's a good time to buy in High Point. Home Appreciation is up 15.4% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in High Point is $172,700.

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Reviews for High Point   7 Reviews
Climate - 6/28/2012
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nice city - 3/7/2011
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Employment - 10/29/2010
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ZIP CODES IN HIGH POINT, NORTH CAROLINA
27265 27260 27262 27282 27235

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