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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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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.
26% of High Point residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in High Point include Oakwood Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in High Point, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $397. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,060.
Libraries in High Point include High Point Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in High Point include High Point Enterprise
TV stations in High Point include WGHP.
Guilford County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our High Point political report.
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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