High Point, North Carolina Population 2020

112,900

High Point is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 112,900, it is the 9th largest city in North Carolina and the 268th largest city in the United States. High Point is currently growing at a rate of 0.26% annually and its population has increased by 8.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 104,371 in 2010. Spanning over 58 miles, High Point has a population density of 2,017 people per square mile.

The average household income in High Point is $65,825 with a poverty rate of 18.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $856 per month, and the median house value is $147,500. The median age in High Point is 35.7 years, 33.9 years for males, and 37.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.1 males.

High Point Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of High Point was:

  • White: 50.62%
  • Black or African American: 34.43%
  • Asian: 8.09%
  • Other race: 3.26%
  • Two or more races: 3.07%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of High Point, North Carolina is 112,900, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 112,316.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 104,371.

High Point, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020776,1614,2250.54%
2019771,9364,2250.55%
2018767,7114,2250.55%
2017763,4863,9400.52%
2016759,5467,8221.03%
2015751,7245,1390.68%
2014746,5855,9540.80%
2013740,6315,1880.70%
2012735,4435,4240.74%
2011730,0194,7860.66%
2010725,2330.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White56,20850.62%
Black or African American38,22934.43%
Asian8,9888.09%
Some Other Race3,6213.26%
Two or More Races3,4073.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native5220.47%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander600.05%

High Point Population Pyramid 2020

High Point Median Age

35.7


Total

33.9


Male

37.5


Female

High Point Adults

There are 83,320 adults, (15,381 of whom are seniors) in High Point.

High Point Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

High Point Sex Ratio

Female

58,709

52.87%

Male

52,326

47.13%

High Point Households and Families

High Point Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

High Point Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.1%26.9%
All54.4%45.6%
Male49%51%
Non Family44.5%55.5%
Female32.3%67.7%

54.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,0112.6154.4
Married17,2253.373.1
Non Family13,8611.2144.5
Female7,9823.3732.3
Male1,9433.4349

3.25

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

High Point Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,5956.39%
9th to 12th Grade6,4328.94%
High School Graduate17,56424.41%
Some College15,84222.02%
Associates Degree5,8838.18%
Bachelors Degree14,41320.03%
Graduate Degree7,22210.04%

High Point Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,40733,00213,892
Black23,89319,4074,449
Asian5,8504,3062,264
Hispanic5,5933,119678
Other Race1,9751,196257
Multiple Races1,183979203
Native American25420676
Islander368

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 39.24%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,575$38,595$29,086
Less Than High School$21,135$22,399$17,777
High School Grad$24,918$27,006$22,168
Some College$30,986$36,263$26,913
Bachelors Degree$48,596$59,094$40,562
Graduate Degree$59,205$70,873$53,580

$32,575

Average Earnings

$38,595

Average Male

$29,086

Average Female

High Point Language

High Point Language by Age

High Point Language

81.07% of High Point residents speak only English, while 18.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.40% of the population.

High Point Poverty

High Point Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black37,0899,81026.45%
White46,9994,6179.82%
Hispanic11,2173,19728.50%
Asian8,9121,56617.57%
Multiple3,34497829.25%
Other3,60787224.18%
Native50813426.38%

18.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.92%

Male Poverty Rate

19.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in High Point

The race most likely to be in poverty in High Point is Multiple, with 29.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in High Point is White, with 9.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.66%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.90%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.11%
High School18.60%
Some College13.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed48.84%
Male Unemployed38.31%
Female Employed9.80%
Male Employed6.88%

High Point Income

High Point Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,373$65,825
Families$55,690$77,094
Married Families$75,677$96,696
Non Families$29,632$41,329

High Point Marital Status

High Point Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

High Point Married by Age and Sex

High Point Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

High Point Marital Status by Race

High Point Veterans

6,061

Number of Veterans

5,539

Male Veterans

522

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,870
First Gulf War1,470
Second Gulf War906
Korea366
World War II273
Age Group Veterans
35 to 542,029
65 to 741,254
75+1,232
55 to 641,163
18 to 34383
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,8028.63%
Black1,9636.99%
Hispanic1422.04%
2 or More1358.70%
Asian781.17%
Other451.82%
Indian3810.13%

$High Point Veterans by Education

9.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

High Point Employment Status

62.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

High Point Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

55.02%

Born in North Carolina

86.14%

Native Born

13.86%

Foreign Born

8.36%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.14% of High Point residents were born in the United States, with 55.02% having been born in North Carolina. 8.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020112,9002920.26%
2019112,6082920.26%
2018112,3163390.30%
2017111,9772920.26%
2016111,6851,4001.27%
2015110,2851,4891.37%
2014108,7961,2371.15%
2013107,5591,0180.96%
2012106,5417290.69%
2011105,8121,1151.06%
2010104,69718,8582.01%
200085,83916,3432.13%
199069,4966,0170.91%
198063,4792500.04%
197063,2291,1660.19%
196062,06322,0904.50%
195039,9731,4780.38%
194038,4951,7500.47%
193036,74522,4439.90%
192014,3024,7774.15%
19109,5255,3628.63%
19004,1630.00%