Downtown High Point median real estate price is $137,356, which is less expensive than 86.3% of North Carolina neighborhoods and 86.3% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The average rental price in Downtown High Point is currently $1,111, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 97.1% of North Carolina neighborhoods.
Downtown High Point is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in High Point, North Carolina.
Downtown High Point real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Downtown High Point neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built between 1970 and 1999.
Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Downtown High Point. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 20.6%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 86.8% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The Downtown High Point neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 99.8% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 70.0% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.
In addition, of particular note, 5.4% of the people in the Downtown High Point neighborhood currently reside in a correction facility, held due to punishment for a crime.
Also, neighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 93.5% of the adult residents in the Downtown High Point neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the Downtown High Point neighborhood than in 98.0% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
84.4% of the real estate in the Downtown High Point neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
Did you know that the Downtown High Point neighborhood has more Sub-Saharan African and Jamaican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 20.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Sub-Saharan African ancestry and 4.5% have Jamaican ancestry.
Downtown High Point is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 2.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Arabic at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.4% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Downtown High Point neighborhood in High Point are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 99.8% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 70.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 98.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the Downtown High Point neighborhood, 47.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 25.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (14.5%), and 13.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Downtown High Point neighborhood is English, spoken by 79.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Downtown High Point neighborhood in High Point, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Sub-Saharan African (20.6%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (9.1%), and residents who report African roots (5.5%), and some of the residents are also of Jamaican ancestry (4.5%), along with some Arab ancestry residents (2.6%), among others. In addition, 18.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Downtown High Point neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (83.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.