Educational attainment, or highest level of education completed, for High Point residents 25 years and over has been improving over the past several decades. As shown in the following charts, from 2010 to 2020, the percentage with less than a high school diploma dropped while the percentage of those with an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate degree went up. Looking back over the past 20 years, the percentage of those without a high school diploma dropped from 23% in 2000 to 14% in 2020, and those with a college degree rose from 31% in 2000 to 40% in 2020.
Most health data is compiled by county, not city, but according to the N.C. Center for Health Statistics the average life expectancy for an individual born in Guilford County from 2018-2020 was 77.7 years, which was a drop from the 2017-2019 period when it was 78.0 years. However, this compares to a life expectancy of 75.2 years in 1990-1992. The drop in life expectancy was a trend seen in all four counties in which High Point is located and across the nation as a whole during the COVID-19 pandemic. As shown in the following table, which includes all four counties in which High Point is located, life expectancy is generally higher for women than for men, and higher for whites than for African-Americans.