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Welcome to High Point ...

The city of High Point is primarily located in Davidson County<1>. A portion of High Point extends into Forsyth County, Guilford County and Randolph County.

A typical abbreviation for High Point: High Pt.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, High Point has a population of 113,063 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of High Point.

High Point is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: High Point lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

High Point is located in the (336) area code.

The ZIP code for High Point: 27260<4>

Websites for High Point ...

Official Website:   www.high-point.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.highpointchamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, High Point had an population of 113,063 people. This is an increase of 8.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, High Point had a population of 104,371 people (or 64.08% of the total population of Davidson County). This makes High Point the county's most populous community.

The population of High Point represents 1.09% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 104,371 people, the population of High Point increased 21.59% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 85,839 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for High Point.

Communities Also Named High Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named High Point - they are located in Alabama (4), Arkansas, Delaware, Florida (3), Georgia (5), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (5), Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (5), Texas, Virginia (2) and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for High Point.

Communities near High Point ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near High Point.

  • Greensboro [Guilford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensboro
    • Greensboro [Guilford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of High Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 297,878 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensboro<6>
  • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County]
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    • Winston-Salem [Forsyth County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of High Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 248,112 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winston-Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winston-Salem<6>
  • Thomasville [Davidson County]
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    • Thomasville [Davidson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of High Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,713 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomasville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<6>
  • Kernersville [Forsyth County]
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    • Kernersville [Forsyth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of High Point
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,891 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kernersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kernersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kernersville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lexington [Davidson County]
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      • Lexington [Davidson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of High Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,141 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<6>
    • Summerfield [Guilford County]
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      • Summerfield [Guilford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of High Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerfield<6>
    • Oak Ridge [Guilford County]
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      • Oak Ridge [Guilford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of High Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<6>
    • Stokesdale [Guilford County]
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      • Stokesdale [Guilford County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of High Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stokesdale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stokesdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stokesdale<6>
    • Walkertown [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkertown
      • Walkertown [Forsyth County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of High Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,290 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkertown<6>
    • Pleasant Garden [Guilford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Garden
      • Pleasant Garden [Guilford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of High Point
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,990 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Garden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Garden<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around High Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for High Point.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of High Point. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around High Point.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around High Point. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for High Point.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for High Point ...

Looking for more information about High Point? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for High Point, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for High Point.

Adding High Point to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of High Point in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for High Point was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for High Point on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Davidson County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for High Point: www.high-point.net/

The official website for Davidson County: www.co.davidson.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Davidson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for High Point.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around High Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as High Point). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether High Point or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- High Point) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for High Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from High PointOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in High Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9577, Longitude: -80.0058    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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