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"Furniture capital of the world"

High Point is a city in Guilford County. (The community straddles Guilford, Davidson, Randolph and Forsyth counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

So named because it was the high point on the rail line between Charlotte and Goldsboro

The latitude of High Point is 35.955N. The longitude is -80.005W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,007 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 91,543.


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Median household income
Local
$40,137
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our High Point demographic reports
Known for its many furniture factories, showrooms and trade shows
Settled by Quakers
Claims the "world's largest chest of drawers," a building shaped like a large bureau, built in 1926
Public transportation: High Point Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 785. The number of murders and homicides was 8. The violent crime rate was 8.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Cabin Fever"
Well-known residents have included:
· Luke Appling, White Sox shortstop
· John Coltrane, jazz saxophonist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Piedmont Environmental Center
Historic sites and museums: Angela Peterson Doll & Miniature Museum, High Point Museum and Historical Park, Museum of Old Domestic Life, Mendenhall Plantation
Colleges and universities: High Point University, John Wesley College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 86

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Sections below provide additional information and links about High Point demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Guilford County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Greensboro-Winston-Salem area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 27262 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of High Point residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the High Point ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in High Point was $21,303, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of High Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in High Point include Oakwood Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in High Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,060.


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Libraries in High Point include High Point Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in High Point include High Point Enterprise

TV stations in High Point include WGHP.

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Guilford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our High Point political report.

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The average commute time for High Point workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 25 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in High Point between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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