High Point is located at 35°58'14" North, 79°59'51" West (35.970536, -79.997510)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 131.3 km² (50.7 mi²). 127.0 km² (49.0 mi²) of it is land and 4.2 km² (1.6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.24% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 85,839 people, 33,519 households, and 22,524 families residing in the city. The population density is 675.7/km² (1,750.1/mi²). There are 35,952 housing units at an average density of 283.0/km² (733.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 60.56% White, 31.77% African American, 0.46% Native American, 3.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 4.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 33,519 households out of which 32.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% are married couples living together, 16.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% are non-families. 27.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.03.
In the city the population is spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.6 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $40,137, and the median income for a family is $48,057. Males have a median income of $33,411 versus $25,293 for females. The per capita income for the city is $21,303. 13.2% of the population and 10.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.6% are under the age of 18 and 11.4% are 65 or older.
High Point is served by Greensboro, North Carolina's Piedmont Triad International Airport. The airport also serves Winston-Salem, North Carolina.