As of the census of 2000, there were 85,839 people, 33,519 households, and 22,523 families residing in the city.The population density was 1,750.1 people per square mile (675.7/km²).
In the winter of 1959/60 the city had just over 30 inches (76 cm) of snowfall, which stands as the most dating back to the start of snowfall recordkeeping in 1928.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.4 square miles (143.6 km Summers are hot and humid, and the dew points will often climb to near or even above 70 °F (21 °C) by late June through much of August. Most summers the hottest day will record a maximum between 96 and 98 °F (36 and 37 °C).
About once every 5 to 10 years the city will climb to or above 100 °F (38 °C). Nights average near 30 °F (−1 °C), with the coldest averages in the upper 20s from late December through early February.
High Point is located at It is bordered by the city of Greensboro to the north, Jamestown to the northeast, and Archdale to the southeast.
The city limits of Trinity and Thomasville come within half a mile of the High Point city limits to the south and southwest, respectively.