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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$142,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$793
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%

High Point Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    411
    283
  • Murder
    6
    6
  • Rape
    34
    41
  • Robbery
    197
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    701
    500
  • Theft
    2,685
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    188
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$43,322
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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High Point Reviews

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It a nice small city to raise a family. There’s not much to do, as it is a small city but on the bright side, it is very quiet, which may be a plus for those that don’t like to be disturbed at quiet hours. I would like to see more growth and job opportunities! There are jobs to find but mostly you will find yourself traveling to the next city over for employment but the drive is not bad! Still an over all nice place to live if you appreciate the smaller, simplistic, suburb life.
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I moved from Florida to High Point, NC about two years ago. With not having a vehicle I have not been able to really experience all that the city has to offer, but everything is conveniently located near my residence so being car-less hasn't been an issue. I quickly got a job working in customer service at a local Harris Teeter and it has been a great experience so far! The people in the area that I have interacted with have been very sweet. I love how clean and put together everything is around here. I would recommend anyone move here!
I love High Point because it is has a lot of historical significance. It is the place where many civil rights demonstrations took place. It is also the furniture heart of the United States. During the furniture market, downtown High Point is booming and has a variety of local stores open. While visiting, you can also see the worlds largest chest!