High Point, North Carolina

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High Point is a city located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. As of July 2009 the city had a total population of 103,396 according to the US Census Bureau.





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A Taste of High Point, North Carolina

High Point is known for its furniture, textiles, and bus manufacturing. JK regards the city as the "Furniture Capital of the World" and it is called "North Carolina's International City" due to the semi-annual High Point Market that attracts 100,000 exhibitors and buyers from around the world. The area code is 336.

Education
High Point University, Roberts HallPrivate schools for the education of children were established in and around High Point as early as the early nineteenth century by Quakers. The New York Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends, a network of Quakers from that state, started a school in Asheboro in the 1880s for African American students. The school relocated to High Point in 1891 on land east of town on Washington Street. The institution was named the High Point Normal and Industrial School (later William Penn High School), and was administered by the Quakers until 1897. In that year, black educator Alfred J. Griffin accepted the position of principal and led the establishment into a long period of growth.

Attractions
Rosetta C. Baldwin Museum - The museum was created in November 2000 to honor the legacy of Miss Rosetta C. Baldwin, her family and many African-Americans. The site depicts a typical home of a southern African American family during the mid-twentieth century.

Angela Peterson Doll And Miniature Museum - One of the south's largest doll & miniature museums.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,137, and the median income for a family was $48,057. Males had a median income of $33,411 versus $25,293 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,303. About 10.5% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 11.4% of those age 65 or over.

The climate in High Point is temperate, with four seasons. Summers tend to be hot and sometimes humid, with the dewpoints rising to the upper 60s and low 70s during July and August. Fall and spring are mild. Winters are cold, but only a few days every winter does the temperature drop below -5 C. Rainfall patterns are generally spread evenly throughout the year, with between six and nine wet days per month. Snowfall is unpredictable, with some winters experiencing little and others characterized by occasional snowstorms.

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Demographics of High Point, North Carolina

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

60.56%

31.77%

0.46%

3.35%

4.89%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.




Famous African Americans from High Point, N C







African American Businesses in High Point, NC


CULTURE

  1. High Point Museum -  Category: Museum -   1859 East Lexington Ave. - High Point, NC (336) 885-1859


DINING - CATERING

  1. Bojangles' Famous Chicken -  Category: Chicken Restaurants -   2707 S Main St, High Point, NC (336) 883-7813   - (visit website)

  2. Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar -  Category: Chicken Restaurants, Take Out -   5836 Samet Dr, Ste 115, High Point, NC (336) 841-4050   - (visit website)

  3. KFC -  Category: Chicken Restaurants, Take Out -   2722 S Main St, High Point, NC (336) 885-8423   - (visit website)




VIDEO CONNECTION

Black and White People Furniture located in High Point, North Carolina - Red House Commercial












CHURCHES

  1. Pearson Memorial AME Church -  805 E Washington Dr - High Point, NC (336) 841-3032

  2. Turner's Chapel Ame Church -  7615 Florence School Dr - High Point, NC (336) 454-3215






ENTERTAINMENT

  1. Funny Bone Comedy Club & Cafe -  Category: Comedy Club -   3793 Samet Drive - High Point, NC (336) 887-5233






ANNUAL EVENTS

  1. Lake Park Easter Egg Hunt
    Produced by: High Point Parks & Rec Dept (April)   (336) 883-3483   - (visit website)

    Hunts for 3 and under, 4-7 and 8-10 years of age. Attractions include inflatables, train ride, carousel, with food and beverage available for a fee.





 

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