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Mount Airy, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The City of Mount Airy had a population of 10,386 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Airy is located at latitude 36.5085 and longitude -80.6145 in Surry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Airy (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The City of Mount Airy (GNIS ID: 2404317) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mount Airy is located within Township of Mount Airy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Surry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Airy population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Airy: Mountairy, The Hallow, The Hollow.

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Mount Airy, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,386
Population in Households 10,114
Population in Familes 7,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 272
Population Density1 887
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,750
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 2,723
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,631 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,119 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 649 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $131,277
Average Home Value $158,872


Median Household Income $32,552
Average Household Income $50,174
Per Capita Income $23,246
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.04%
Households 0.1% 0.02%
Families 0.1% -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Airy, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Airy to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 86 88th
Population Density1 # 270 64th
Diversity Index2 # 443 40th
Median Household Income # 580 22nd
Per Capita Income # 305 59th

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