Income/capita 19%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 27%
IndexHigh PointNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$24,038$26,779$29,829
Median household income$43,322$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,051$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,222$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$32,351$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$23,669$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate5.9%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level21.2%16.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in High Point is 19% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in High Point is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in High Point is 27% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in High Point is 40% higher than the national average

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      High Point employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.9%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector23.4%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.9%6.5%
      Wholesale & retail services16.9%15.4%
      Public administration3.1%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%3.5%
      Education, health & social services9.3%33.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jamestown, NC3,718$63,48215%
      Pleasant Garden, NC4,684$57,0593%
      Wallburg, NC3,068$56,5482%
      Midway, NC4,712$54,0632%
      Archdale, NC11,483$52,6965%
      High Point, NC108,982$43,32222%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Temecula, CA108,965$83,84052%
      San Buenaventura (Ventura), CA109,067$70,54128%
      Billings, MT109,089$52,9444%
      Cambridge, MA108,757$83,12250%
      Waterbury, CT109,211$39,68128%
      High Point, NC108,982$43,32222%
      Source: The High Point, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).