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High Point, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of High Point is the 9th largest city in North Carolina with a population of 111,890 as of July 1, 2017. High Point ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for High Point is located at latitude 35.9861 and longitude -79.9896 in Guilford County. The formal boundaries for the City of High Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 54 sq. miles and a water area of 1.52 sq. miles. Guilford County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 922 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of High Point are located in Guilford County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Davidson County, Randolph County, and Forsyth County.

The City of High Point (GNIS ID: 2404696) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of High Point is located within Township of High Point, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guilford County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with High Point population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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High Point, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 111,890
Daytime Population: Workers 69,886
Daytime Population: Residents 61,738
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 131,624
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 108,119
Population in Familes 86,374
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,771
Population Density2 2,072
Diversity Index3 69


Median Household Income $44,843
Average Household Income $62,986
Per Capita Income $25,345


Total Housing Units 49,886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,518 (47.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,163 (40.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,204 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $160,460
Average Home Value $195,465


Total Households 43,682
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 27,773
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.96% 0.93%
Households 0.9% 0.93%
Families 0.71% 0.81%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

High Point, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares High Point to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 99th
Population Density # 31 96th
Diversity Index # 76 90th
Median Household Income # 288 61st
Per Capita Income # 264 64th

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