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The City of Mount Airy had a population of 10,316 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Mount Airy, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,316
Daytime Population: Workers 12,475
Daytime Population: Residents 6,458
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,933
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.84
Population in Households 10,021
Population in Familes 7,651
Population in Group Qrtrs 295
Population Density2 881
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $34,170
Average Household Income $53,520
Per Capita Income $24,507


Total Housing Units 5,350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,548 (47.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,109 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 692 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $135,153
Average Home Value $161,352


Total Households 4,658
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 2,657
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% -0.21%
Households -0.19% -0.25%
Families -0.25% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

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, 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 # 87 88th
Population Density # 270 64th
Diversity Index # 443 40th
Median Household Income # 570 23rd
Per Capita Income # 294 60th

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