There were 46,677 housing units in the city at the time of the 2010 Census, and the average household size was 2.46 persons per household. Information about occupancy, which refers to whether a house is occupied or vacant, and tenure, which refers to whether an occupied housing unit is owner or renter occupied, is shown in the charts below.

Housing - Housing Vacancy

The vacancy rate in High Point in 2010 was 12.4%, which was almost double the vacancy rate in 1990 and 2000.  This is not too surprising given the housing crash and foreclosure crisis seen nationwide starting in 2008.  By comparison the vacancy rate in 2010 was 11.4% nationally and 13.5% in North Carolina.

Housing - Owner vs Renter

The percentage of owner-occupied homes dipped slightly to 57.1% in 2010 compared to 59.0% in 2000, but was an increase over the 54.4% seen in 1990.  Statewide the percentage of owner-occupied housing units in 2010 was 66.7%, and nationally the percentage was 65.1%. 

Values for owner-occupied units and rents for renter-occupied units in 2010 are listed below.

Housing - Value table
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  • High Point’s single family housing is a higher percentage of the city’s total housing than either Greensboro or Winston-Salem
Housing - Rent table