Surry County NC Information


Surry County Subdivisions

Surry County NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 73,147
Daytime Population: Workers 30,434
Daytime Population: Residents 41,819
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 72,253
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 72,179
Population in Familes 60,092
Population in Group Qrtrs 968
Population Density2 138
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $39,135
Average Household Income $54,515
Per Capita Income $22,307


Total Housing Units 33,995 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,657 (60.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,893 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,445 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $123,442
Average Home Value $153,775


Total Households 29,550
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 20,202
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.1% -0.22%
Households -0.17% -0.25%
Families -0.33% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.49%


Surry County NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Surry County to the other 100 counties and county equivalents in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 37 64th
Population Density # 45 56th
Diversity Index # 70 31st
Median Household Income # 61 40th
Per Capita Income # 57 44th

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