High Point, North Carolina 

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Population

109,849

+8.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

4.3%

Median Income

$43,015

Median Home Price

$123,800

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.

Pros
-Pleasant climate
-Central location
-Nearby mountains
Cons
-Economic decline
-Entertainment
-Educational attainment

Local Listings in High Point
 $210,000 
6123 Tory Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3 | 2033 SqFt
 $65,000 
304 Earle Pl
Bed 2 | Bath 1 | 2033 SqFt
 $264,000 
4525 Treebark Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3 | 2033 SqFt

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.


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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 4.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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 14.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare High Point's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
September, May and October are the most pleasant months in High Point, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Guilford county voted Democratic in the last four Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
High Point's population is 109,849 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 8.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in High Point is $123,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.9%. Check out the homes in the area

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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Climate - 6/28/2012
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nice city - 3/7/2011
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NEW LISTINGS IN HIGH POINT
$210,000
6123 Tory Ct
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$65,000
304 Earle Pl
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$264,000
4525 Treebark Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$162,500
1629 Lakewood Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

$69,900
2304 Hickswood Rd
Bed 2 | Bath 1

$239,900
3212 Derby Cir
Bed 5 | Bath 3

$1,775,000
1751 W Lexington Ave
Bed 4 | Bath 4

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