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Population (year 2000): 85,839. Estimated population in July 2005: 95,086 (+10.8% change)
Males: 41,022 (47.8%), Females: 44,817 (52.2%)

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Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $40,137 (year 2000)
Median house value: $104,200 (year 2000)

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Races in High Point:

  • White Non-Hispanic (58.5%)
  • Black (31.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.9%)
  • Other race (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • Other Asian (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (9.9%), German (9.3%), English (9.0%), Irish (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%), Italian (2.3%).Point, North Carolina

Elevation: 939 feet

Land area: 49.0 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in High Point

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in High Point city

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

7.5% Foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 2.8% Asia, 0.8% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +15,849 (+22.6%).


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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (14.4 miles pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (434.5 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (4.7 miles Jamestown, NC (5.1 miles Archdale, NC (6.8 miles Trinity, NC Thomasville, (8.0 miles NC Kernersville, (11.6 miles Ridge, NC (13.6 miles Oak NC Greensboro, (14.4 miles Garden, NC (16.1 miles Pleasant


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1997: 742 buildings, average cost: $112,300
  • 1998: 845 buildings, average cost: $112,400
  • 1999: 923 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2000: 760 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2001: 933 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2002: 917 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2003: 744 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2004: 876 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2005: 945 buildings, average cost: $133,800

Latitude: 35.97 N, Longitude: 80.00 W

Area code: 336


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.1%), Educational,health and social services (16.7%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +19,623 (+22.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 22,048 (53.3%)


 

Crime in High Point by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 9 11 5 8 10
    per 100,000 10.5 12.8 5.8 9.3 11.6
Rapes 33 27 37 34 42
    per 100,000 38.4 31.5 43.1 39.6 48.9
Robberies 271 314 269 264 224
    per 100,000 315.7 365.8 313.4 307.6 261.0
Assaults 426 421 389 479 392
    per 100,000 496.3 490.5 453.2 558.0 456.7
Burglaries 1,540 1,807 1,483 1,585 1,819
    per 100,000 1794.1 2105.1 1727.7 1846.5 2119.1
Thefts 3,866 3,968 3,641 3,765 3,495
    per 100,000 4503.8 4622.6 4241.7 4386.1 4071.6
Auto thefts 476 618 589 557 501
    per 100,000 554.5 720.0 686.2 648.9 583.7
569.9 623.1 553.2 585.6 558.7

Average climate in High Point, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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High Point-area historical tornado activity is slightly below North Carolina state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the High Point city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category 3 tornado 18.6 miles away from the city center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Fantasia Barrino, Adrian Wilson - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Oct 12, 1979), Brad Hoover - 2005 NFL player (Carolina Panthers, born: Nov 11, 1976), Brian Williams - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Jul 2, 1979), Landon Quick - College basketball player (High Point Panthers), Steven Rush - College basketball player (NC Asheville Bulldogs).

Main business address for: OLD DOMINION FREIGHT LINE INC/VA (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)), CULP INC (BROADWOVEN FABRIC MILLS, COTTON).


Hospital/medical center in High Point:
  • HIGH POINT REGIONAL HOSPITAL (601 N ELM ST PO BOX HP-5)
Other hospitals/medical centers near High Point:
  • THOMASVILLE MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; THOMASVILLE, NC)
  • NORTH CAROLINA BAPTIST HOSPITALS (about 16 miles; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL GREENSBORO (about 16 miles; GREENSBORO, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to High Point:
  • PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL (about 9 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; ID: GSO)
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 19 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
  • DANVILLE REGIONAL (about 62 miles; DANVILLE, VA; ID: DAN)
Other public-use airports nearest to High Point:
  • JOHNSON FIELD (about 11 miles; ARCHDALE, NC; ID: 72A)
  • HIATT (about 13 miles; THOMASVILLE, NC; ID: N97)
  • DS BUTLER FARM AND AIRFIELD (about 15 miles; OAK RIDGE, NC; ID: N83)

Amtrak station:
HIGH POINT (100 W. HIGH ST.). Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:
Colleges/Universities in High Point:
  • HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,564; Location: 833 MONTLIEU AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.HIGHPOINT.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • JOHN WESLEY COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 133; Location: 2314 N CENTENNIAL ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.johnwesley.edu)
  • CAROLINA BEAUTY COLLEGE 2 (FT enrollment: 47; Location: 801 ENGLISH RD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near High Point:
  • GUILFORD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; JAMESTOWN, NC; Full-time enrollment: 4,810)
  • NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL ST UNIV (about 8 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 6,970)
  • WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,508)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT GREENSBORO (about 18 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; FT enrollment: 10,868)
  • WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 5,944)
  • FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 3,271)
  • ELON COLLEGE (about 37 miles; ELON, NC; FT enrollment: 3,993)
Public high schools in High Point:
  • HIGH POINT CENTRAL HIGH (Students: 1,377; Location: 801 FERNDALE BLVD; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • SOUTHWEST GUILFORD HIGH (Students: 1,259; Location: 4364 BARROW RD; Grades: 08 - 12)
  • T WINGATE ANDREWS HIGH (Students: 1,194; Location: 1920 MCGUINN DR; Grades: 08 - 12)
Private high schools in High Point:
  • WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 929; Location: 1917 N CENTENNIAL STREET; Grades: KG - 12)
  • WESTCHESTER ACADEMY (Students: 169; Location: 204 PINE TREE LANE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in High Point:
  • SOUTHWEST GUILFORD MIDDLE (Students: 1,097; Location: 4368 BORROW RD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • LAURIN WELBORN MIDDLE (Students: 814; Location: 1710 MCGUINN DR; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • SOUTHWEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 727; Location: 4372 SOUTHWEST SCHOOL RD.; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PENN-GRIFFIN MIDDLE (Students: 724; Location: E WASHINGTON DR; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • FERNDALE MIDDLE (Students: 720; Location: 701 FERNDALE BLVD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • ALLEN JAY MIDDLE (Students: 706; Location: 1201 E FAIRFIELD RD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • FLORENCE ELEMENTARY (Students: 686; Location: 7605 FLORENCE SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTHWOOD ELEMENTARY (Students: 604; Location: 818 W LEXINGTON AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MONTLIEU AVENUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 597; Location: 1105 MONTLIEU AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • TRIANGLE LAKE MONTESSORI ELEM (Students: 591; Location: 2401 TRIANGLE LAKE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in High Point:
  • HIGH POINT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 483; Location: 303 N ROTARY DR; Grades: PK - 6)
  • IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHO (Students: 257; Location: 605 BARBEE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HAYWORTH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 105; Location: 1696 WESTCHESTER DRIVE; Grades: KG - 10)
  • BALDWINS CHAPEL SDA EL SCH (Students: 85; Location: 1202 LEONARD AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • TRI CITY JUNIOR ACADEMY (Students: 68; Location: 8000 CLINARD FARMS RD; Grades: KG - 10)
  • PIEDMONT SCHOOL (Students: 50; Location: 815 OLD MILL RD DRIVE; Grades: 1 - 8)
Library in High Point:
  • HIGH POINT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,446,712; Location: 901 NORTH MAIN STREET; 276,040 books; 7,343 audio materials; 9,613 video materials; 781 serial subscriptions)
 

High Point compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in High Point:
  • WMFR (1230 AM; 1 kW; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WIST (790 AM; 3 kW; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: GHB RADIO, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGOS (1070 AM; daytime; 1 kW; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: RITCHY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWBG (1470 AM; 10 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING COPORATION)
  • WOKX (1590 AM; 1 kW; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WCOG (1320 AM; 5 kW; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WLXN (1440 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKXR (1260 AM; 5 kW; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: RANDOLPH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in High Point:
  • WHPU (90.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: TRUSTEES OF HIGH POINT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WIST-FM (98.3 FM; THOMASVILLE, NC; Owner: WEAM QUALITY RADIO CORP.)
  • WHPE-FM (95.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQMG-FM (97.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOZN (98.7 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVBZ (100.3 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WKRR (92.3 FM; ASHEBORO, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGBT (94.5 FM; EDEN, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • WNAA (90.1 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: NC AGRICULTURAL & TECHNICAL STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXU (101.1 FM; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBFJ-FM (89.3 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQFS (90.9 FM; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: GUILFORD COLLEGE)
TV broadcast stations around High Point:
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WGHP (Channel 8; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: WGHP LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGPX (Channel 16; BURLINGTON, NC; Owner: PAXSON GREENSBORO LICENSE, INC.)

 

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