High Point, NC
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High Point is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 111,513 people and 31 constituent neighborhoods, High Point is the ninth largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, High Point is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, High Point is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in High Point who work in office and administrative support (14.27%), sales jobs (11.51%), and management occupations (9.70%).

Also of interest is that High Point has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about High Point, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because High Point is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes High Point a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The overall education level of High Point citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.12% of adults in High Point have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in High Point in 2010 was $25,013, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,052 for a family of four. However, High Point contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

High Point is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call High Point home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of High Point residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. High Point also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in High Point include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in High Point is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.