High Point, North Carolina Population 2021

114,227
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High Point is a city located in Guilford County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 114,227, it is the 9th largest city in North Carolina and the 259th largest city in the United States . High Point is currently growing at a rate of 0.63% annually and its population has increased by 9.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 104,371 in 2010. High Point reached it's highest population of 114,227 in 2021. Spanning over 58 miles, High Point has a population density of 2,040 people per square mile.

The average household income in High Point is $67,758 with a poverty rate of 17.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $879 per month, and the median house value is $151,900. The median age in High Point is 36.2 years, 34.6 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

High Point Demographics

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

  • White: 49.48%
  • Black or African American: 35.86%
  • Asian: 7.67%
  • Two or more races: 3.28%
  • Other race: 3.03%
  • Native American: 0.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of High Point, North Carolina is 114,227 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 112,073.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 104,371.

High Point, North Carolina Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021782,6075,3780.69%
2020777,2295,3780.69%
2019771,8515,3780.70%
2018766,4734,4020.57%
2017762,0713,4360.45%
2016758,6357,3500.97%
2015751,2854,7880.64%
2014746,4975,8930.79%
2013740,6045,1290.69%
2012735,4755,3800.73%
2011730,0954,8310.66%
2010725,2640.00%

High Point Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,27749.48%
Black or African American40,06535.86%
Asian8,5657.67%
Two or More Races3,6593.28%
Some Other Race3,3853.03%
American Indian and Alaska Native6860.61%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander770.07%
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High Point Population by Race

High Point Population Pyramid $2021

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High Point Median Age

36.2


Total

34.6


Male

37.9


Female

High Point Adults

There are 84,796 adults, (16,424 of whom are seniors) in High Point.

High Point Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Child Dependency Ratio

High Point Sex Ratio

Female

58,955

52.77%

Male

52,759

47.23%

High Point Population by Age

High Point Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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High Point Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74%26%
All54.8%45.2%
Male47.2%52.8%
Non Family44.4%55.6%
Female32.5%67.5%

54.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

High Point Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All41,3602.654.8
Married17,4893.2674
Non Family13,9861.2544.4
Female7,9543.3632.5
Male1,9313.247.2

3.21

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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High Point Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4036.04%
9th to 12th Grade6,8489.40%
High School Graduate17,40523.89%
Some College15,56821.37%
Associates Degree5,8007.96%
Bachelors Degree15,09820.73%
Graduate Degree7,71910.60%
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High Point Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

High Point Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White34,90132,44814,276
Black25,71220,8485,084
Asian5,6974,2032,292
Hispanic5,3083,004700
Other Race1,7971,079254
2+ Races1,192994331
Native American25820272
Islander522012

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 40.90%.

High Point Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,343$39,202$30,121
Less Than 9th Grade$22,344$24,018$18,787
High School Graduate$24,970$28,214$22,363
Some College$31,588$37,014$27,409
Bachelors Degree$48,452$58,890$40,810
Graduate Degree$61,020$77,175$52,686

$33,343

Average Earnings

$39,202

Average Male

$30,121

Average Female

High Point Earnings by Educational Attainment

High Point Language by Age

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High Point Language

81.46% of High Point residents speak only English, while 18.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.27% of the population.

High Point Language

High Point Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black38,7979,13623.55%
White45,9904,80210.44%
Hispanic11,1003,36830.34%
Asian8,4821,29715.29%
Other3,35690426.94%
Multiple3,57488424.73%
Native66213320.09%

17.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.73%

Male Poverty Rate

18.69%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in High Point

The race most likely to be in poverty in High Point is Hispanic, with 30.34% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in High Point is White, with 10.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.34%.

High Point Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.32%
High School18.64%
Some College14.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.23%

High Point Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.00%
Male Unemployed39.45%
Female Employed9.75%
Male Employed6.58%

High Point Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

High Point Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,234$67,758
Families$58,011$78,571
Married Families$78,378$97,836
Non Families$31,282$44,373
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Income by Household Type

High Point Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.1%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

Female Marriage Rate

High Point Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

High Point Marital Status by Race

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High Point Marital Status

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5,950

Number of Veterans

5,369

Male Veterans

581

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,876
First Gulf War1,352
Second Gulf War914
Korea357
World War II222

High Point Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,833
65 to 741,235
55 to 641,226
75+1,225
18 to 34431

High Point Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,6968.44%
Black1,9246.40%
2+ Races16610.61%
Hispanic1341.95%
Asian861.34%
Other Race441.86%
Native American347.94%

High Point Veterans by Race

High Point Veterans by Education

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8.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

High Point Veterans by Education

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62.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

High Point Employment by Age

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High Point Employment by Race

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High Point Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.06%

Born in High Point

86.62%

Native Born

13.38%

Foreign Born

7.79%

Non Citizen

5.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.62% of High Point residents were born in the United States, with 55.06% having been born in North Carolina. 7.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

High Point Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021114,2277180.63%
2020113,5097180.64%
2019112,7917180.64%
2018112,0733270.29%
2017111,7462130.19%
2016111,5331,3011.18%
2015110,2321,4351.32%
2014108,7971,2241.14%
2013107,5731,0060.94%
2012106,5677440.70%
2011105,8231,1131.06%
2010104,71018,8712.01%
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%

High Point Population by Year