High Point, NC

High Point, situated in Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, and Forsyth County, is a city made up of 55.4 square miles in the northern part of North Carolina.

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High Point was settled by Quaker and German immigrants. The city is home to High Point University, which places in the top 100 list of comprehensive universities in the nation.  

Demographics

The median resident age in High Point is 36 years. The median estimated household income is about $40,000 making it about $8,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $23,000. The average price for a home in High Point is about $146,000 (2015) which is $14,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of High Point is 47% White, 33% Black, 3% Two or more races, and 17% other. 83% of the population are high school graduates, with 30% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

45% are married, 11% are divorced, 3% are separated, 6% are widowed, leaving 35% that have never been married.

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High Point, NC belongs to four different counties:

Guilford County

The county is named after Francis North, who's title was the Earl of Guilford. It was home of the Battle of Guilford Courthouse during the American Revolution. It was also a stop for the Underground Railroad, and was home to the Greensboro Massacre in 1979.

The county is part of the Greensboro-High Point, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area and the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC Combined Statistical Area. Guilford County has a population of 517,600, and its largest city Greensboro, which has a population of 285,300, is the county seat.

Guilford County borders Forsyth, Alamance, Rockingham, Davidson and Randolph counties.

Guilford County is made up of 658 square miles. 646 of which is land with the remaining 12 as water.

Davidson County

The County, named after William Lee Davidson, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1822, Davidson County was formed from a part of Rowan County. Davidson County has a population of 163,000 and the city Lexington, with a population of 19,000, is the county seat.

Davidson County borders Davie, Guilford, Forsyth, Montgomery, Randolph, Rowan, and Stanly counties.

Davidson County is made up of 567 square miles. 553 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.

Randolph County

The County, named after Peyton Randolph, the continental congress' first president, has a population of 141,800, while its county seat and largest city, Asheboro, has a population of 25,000.

Randolph County borders Moore, Alamance, Chatham, Davidson, Montgomery, Guilford counties.

Randolph County is made up of 789 square miles. 783 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.

Forsyth County

The County, named after Colonel Benjamin Forsyth, is part of the Winston-Salem, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Forsyth County has a population of 365,000 and its largest city Winston-Salem, with a population of 241,000, is the county seat.

Some of Forsyth County is a part of the Yadkin Valley wine region. The county is the fourth largest county in North Carolina. The county was founded in 1849.

Forsyth County borders Surry, Yadkin, Davie, Davidson, Guilford, Rockingham, and Stokes Counties.

Forsyth County is made up of 413 square miles. 408 of which is land with the remaining 5 as water.

Population

The population of High Point, NC is about 104,000. The population has been steadily increasing since its founding.

Elevation

The elevation of High Point, NC is 1,007 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip codes for High Point, NC are 27260, 27262, 27265, 27284, and 27360.

Area Code

The area code for High Point, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking High Point and Guilford, Davidson, Randolph, and Forsyth County have voted mostly Democrat, with 58% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections, minus the 2000 election, which saw George W. Bush taking 51% of the vote in the area.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for High Point is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Production, management, sales, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The High Point Enterprise and Thomasville Times are the primary newspapers that cover the High Point area.


 

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