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Overview

Introduction to High Point, North Carolina

High Point is located in Guilford County and is part of the Piedmont Triad. The city is referred to as the "Furniture Capital of the World," which is attributed to the substantial amount of furniture manufacturers and the High Point Market which is recognized as the world's biggest furnishings industry trade fair. The semi-annual market typically brings in over 100,000 exhibitors and buyers from all over the world. The city is also known for producing buses.

History

The early settlers in the region were primarily Quakers and Germans. Beginning with the mid-eighteenth century, High Point served as a refuge for Pennsylvania Quakers. Due to its convenient location and the arrival of the North Carolina Railroad, it became a prominent manufacturing center. The city was incorporated in 1859. During 1889 the town's first furniture making facility was opened. Textiles, tobacco and woodworking were also significant factors for the economy. The city was known for it's attractive architecture and the impressive homes of wealthy industrialists.

Attractions

  • Angela Peterson Doll and Miniature Museum
  • Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library features one of the largest collections of books regarding the history of furniture and interior design
  • High Point Community Theatre offers musicals, comedies and dramas
  • High Point Museum and Historic Park
  • Historic Castle McCulloch is a 19th century English castle
  • Museum of Old Domestic Life features artifacts from colonial Quaker homes
  • North Carolina Shakespeare Festival
  • Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum
  • Theatre Art Galleries
  • World's Largest Chest of Drawers
  • Furniture Discovery Center simulates a modern furniture manufacturing facility and includes a variety of exhibits
  • Oak Hollow Festival Park features special events

Activities

The High Point City Lake Park provides opportunities for canoeing, fishing and boating. It includes a historic carousel, a train and one of the largest outdoor swimming pools in North Carolina. The Oak Hollow Lake Park & Marina is utilized for fishing, boating and camping. There are a large number of golf courses in the region. The Greenway Trail is popular for walking and bicycle riding. Visitors enjoy participating in group tours of the furniture manufacturer's market showroom building. The Oak Hallow Mall is a well known shopping destination.

Transportation

The city is served by the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

Higher Education

The city is home to High Point University, John Wesley College and Shaw University.

Demographics

People

Total Population109,849
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+47,976
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,215
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,621
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,348

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,604
% Above Poverty Level80.6%
% Below Poverty Level19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.5%
Median Gross Rent$821
Median House Value$144,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)52.6%
English7.2%
Irish5.2%
Italian2.6%
Scottish1.8%
African1.8%
Polish1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Dutch0.8%
Arab0.7%
Swedish0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Russian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Somali0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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High Point Almanac

CategoryValue
County Guilford County, Randolph County
Standard Zip Codes27260, 27262, 27265, 27263
P.O. Box Zip Codes27261, 27264
Company Zip Codes27268
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.95
Approximate Longitude-79.99

High Point Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHIGH POINT
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp30 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationGREENSBORO RGNL AP
Distance10.5 miles
Jan Temp28 to 47 F
Apr Temp46 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 88 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationDANBURY 5 SE
Distance31.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Archdale11,509$62,232
Greensboro284,816$57,271
Jamestown3,836$72,000
Kernersville23,988$71,725
Thomasville26,901$43,662
Trinity6,610$57,406

High Point Public Libraries

High Point Public Library
901 N MAIN ST
High Point, North Carolina
(336) 883-3694

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High Point Hospitals

High Point Regional Health System
(Non-profit)
601 North Elm Street
(336) 878-6000

High Point Public Schools

Fairview Elementary
608 Fairview Street
ZIP: 27260
(336) 819-2890
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Oak Hill Elementary
320 Wrightenberry Street
ZIP: 27260
(336) 819-2925
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Parkview Village Elementary
325 Gordon Street
ZIP: 27260
(336) 819-2945
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Penn-griffin Schools
825 Washington Street
ZIP: 27260
(336) 819-2870
Other
Total Enrollment 697
Triangle Lake Montessori Elem
2401 Triangle Lake Road
ZIP: 27260
(336) 819-2883
Primary
Total Enrollment 538
Union Hill Elementary
3523 Triangle Lake Road
ZIP: 27260
(336) 819-2130
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Ferndale Middle
701 Ferndale Boulevard
ZIP: 27262
(336) 819-2855
Middle
Total Enrollment 798
High Point Central High
801 Ferndale Boulevard
ZIP: 27262
(336) 819-2825
High
Total Enrollment 1454
Johnson Street Global Studies
1601 Johnson Street
ZIP: 27262
(336) 819-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Kirkman Park Elementary
1101 North Centennial Street
ZIP: 27262
(336) 819-2905
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
Middle College Gtcc High Point
901 South Main Street
ZIP: 27262
(336) 819-4111
High
Total Enrollment 127
Montlieu Academy Of Technology
1105 Montlieu Avenue
ZIP: 27262
(336) 819-2910
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
Northwood Elementary
818 West Lexington Avenue
ZIP: 27262
(336) 819-2920
Primary
Total Enrollment 640
Pruette Scale Academy
900 English Road
ZIP: 27262
(336) 878-5380
Other
Total Enrollment 9
The Academy At Central
700 Chestnut Street
ZIP: 27262
(336) 885-7905
High
Total Enrollment 135
Allen Jay Elementary
1311 East Springfield Road
ZIP: 27263
(336) 434-8490
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Allen Jay Middle, A Preparatory Academy
1201 East Fairfield Rd
ZIP: 27263
(336) 819-2164
Middle
Total Enrollment 192
Florence Elementary
7605 Florence School Road
ZIP: 27265
(336) 819-2120
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Oak View Elementary
614 Oakview Road
ZIP: 27265
(336) 819-2935
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Phoenix Academy
4020 Meeting Way, 4191 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway
ZIP: 27265
(336) 848-1870
Primary
Total Enrollment 896
Shadybrook Elementary
503 Shadybrook Rd
ZIP: 27265
(336) 819-2950
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Southwest Elementary
4372 Southwest School Road
ZIP: 27265
(336) 819-2992
Primary
Total Enrollment 716
Southwest Guilford High
4364 Barrow Road
ZIP: 27265
(336) 819-2970
High
Total Enrollment 1527
Southwest Guilford Middle
4368 Southwest School Road
ZIP: 27265
(336) 819-2985
Middle
Total Enrollment 1131
T Wingate Andrews High
1920 Mcguinn Drive
ZIP: 27265
(336) 819-2800
High
Total Enrollment 871
Welborn Middle
1710 Mcguinn Drive
ZIP: 27265
(336) 819-2880
Middle
Total Enrollment 426

High Point Private Schools

His Village Academy
1209 Greensboro Rd
ZIP: 27260
Secondary
Total Enrollment 5
Hayworth Christian School
1696 Westchester Dr
ZIP: 27262
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 120
High Point Christian Academy
800 Phillips Ave
ZIP: 27262
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 647
High Point Friends School
800a Quaker Ln
ZIP: 27262
Elementary
Total Enrollment 114
Immaculate Heart Of Mary Catholic School
605 Barbee Ave
ZIP: 27262
Elementary
Total Enrollment 224
Wesleyan Christian Academy
1917 N Centennial St
ZIP: 27262
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1010
Paramount Christian Academy
4124 Johnson St
ZIP: 27265
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
The Piedmont School
815 Old Mill Rd
ZIP: 27265
Elementary
Total Enrollment 46
Tri-city Christian Academy
8000 Clinard Farm Rd
ZIP: 27265
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 74
Westchester Country Day School
2045 N Old Greensboro Rd
ZIP: 27265
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 399
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