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Mount Airy, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Airy is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Surry County at latitude 36.5085 and longitude -80.6145. Surry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,099 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mount Airy, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mount Airy, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mount Airy indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Mount Airy, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,346
Population in Households 10,068
Population in Familes 7,716
Population in Group Qrtrs 278
Population Density1 888
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,721
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 2,710
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,385 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,650 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,071 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 664 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $145,349


Median Household Income $28,106
Average Household Income $44,846
Per Capita Income $20,404
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.1% -0.16%
Households 0.0% -0.11%
Families 0.03% -0.21%
Median Household Income   3.54%
Per Capita Income   2.73%
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, 2014 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 # 85 89th
Population Density1 # 268 64th
Diversity Index2 # 440 41st
Median Household Income # 650 12th
Per Capita Income # 370 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.