High Point, North Carolina

city in North Carolina, United States

High Point is a city in central North Carolina. In 2020, it had 114,059 people.[7] It is southwest of Greensboro and southeast of Winston-Salem. High Point has furniture, textile and bus manufacturing.

High Point, North Carolina
Downtown High Point
Downtown High Point
Flag of High Point, North Carolina
Official logo of High Point, North Carolina
Nickname(s): 
North Carolina's International City,[1] Home Furnishings and Hosiery Capital of the World, City of the Future, HP, Hype Point, The Pocket, The Point
Location in Guilford County and North Carolina
Location in Guilford County and North Carolina
High Point is located in North Carolina
High Point
High Point
High Point is located in the United States
High Point
High Point
Coordinates: 35°59′28″N 79°59′37″W / 35.99111°N 79.99361°W / 35.99111; -79.99361
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountiesGuilford, Davidson, Randolph, Forsyth
CharteredMay 26, 1859[2]
Named forHighest point of the 1856 North Carolina Railroad[3]
Area
 • Total58.43 sq mi (151.33 km2)
 • Land56.91 sq mi (147.39 km2)
 • Water1.52 sq mi (3.94 km2)  2.60%
Elevation866 ft (264 m)
Population
 • Total114,059
 • Rank259th in the United States
9th in North Carolina
 • Density2,004.31/sq mi (773.87/km2)
 • Urban
167,830 (US: 217th)[6]
 • Urban density1,665.1/sq mi (642.9/km2)
 • Metro
776,566 (US: 78th)
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP Codes
27260–27265
Area code336
FIPS code37-31400
GNIS feature ID2404696[5]
Websitewww.highpointnc.gov

High Point became a town in 1859.[8]

References

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  1. "Welcome to High Point NC". City of High Point. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  2. "History of High Point". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 11, 2023.
  3. "Geography". www.highpointnc.gov. Retrieved December 7, 2022.
  4. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  5. 5.0 5.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: High Point, North Carolina
  6. United States Census Bureau (December 29, 2022). "2020 Census Qualifying Urban Areas and Final Criteria Clarifications". Federal Register.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "QuickFacts: High Point city, North Carolina". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2024.
  8. David Robinson (1 May 2012). North Carolina By Rail. Lulu.com. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-105-57610-2.