Educational attainment, or highest level of education completed, for High Point residents 25 years and over has been improving. From 1990 to 2010, the number of people with less than a high school diploma was cut by more than half, and those with a graduate or professional degree doubled.
Most health data is compiled by county, not city, but the average life expectancy for an individual born in Guilford County in 2014-2016 was 78.7 years. This compares to a life expectancy of 75.2 years in 1990-1992. 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.