High Point 62 Below average
High Point Livability #392 ranked city in North Carolina#19,614 ranked city in the USARanks better than 33% of areas
A+ High Point Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B High Point Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than North Carolina
High Point
8812% less expensive than the US average
North Carolina
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
High Point cost of living
F High Point Crime Total crime is 39% higher than North Carolina
Total crime
3,68457% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2857% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
High Point crime
D- High Point Employment Household income is 10% lower than North Carolina
Median household income
$43,32222% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$24,03819% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%27% higher than the US average
High Point employment
D High Point Housing Home value is 9% lower than North Carolina
Median home value
$142,70023% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$79316% lower than the US average
Home ownership
54%14% lower than the US average
High Point real estate or High Point rentals
F High Point Schools HS graduation rate is 1% lower than North Carolina
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
36%26% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
High Point K-12 schools
D+ High Point User Ratings There are a total of 15 ratings in High Point
Overall user rating
58% 15 total ratings
User reviews rating
52% 6 total reviews
User surveys rating
67% 9 total surveys
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      Living in High Point, NC

      High Point, North Carolina is a mid-sized city with a population of 108,982 inhabitants. High Point is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (52%) and Black or African American (33%). If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in High Point. With average one way commute time of only 21 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Living in High Point can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of North Carolina, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in High Point and in the areas around High Point is a much easier task.

      Using data and statistics High Point has received a livability score of 64 out of 100. This score is ranked in the 37th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that High Point ranks well for amenities (A+). There are some categories that High Point does not rank well for, including: crime (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (D). It might be worth taking a closer look to determine why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in High Point, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Assuming that High Point meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in High Point. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in High Point are simply unattainable. The median home price for High Point homes is $142,700, which is 9.2% lower than the North Carolina average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in High Point, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 0% lower than the North Carolina average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in High Point will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In High Point, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 8.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.6%.

      High Point transportation information

      StatisticHigh PointNorth CarolinaNational
      Average one way commute21min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.4%81.1%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.9%9.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.0%1.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.4%1.8%2.8%
      Working from home4.5%4.8%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The High Point, NC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).