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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
High Point is a city in North Carolina with a population of 109,849. High Point is in Guilford County. Living in High Point offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In High Point there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in High Point and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in High Point are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$144,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$821
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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High Point Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    471.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    17.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    183.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    671
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,782.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    249.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    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%

Working in High Point

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,642
National
$55,322
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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!
The town is shady at night and has some issues due to the collapsed furniture economy. This town thrives off of community service which the local universities do a significant job lending a hand. There are some food droughts, which leads to some violence and theft, the people you do community service with are incredibly lovely and some of the locals are very friendly. There are some spots around the city that are great for fishing.