Mount Airy, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Mount Airy, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Airy had a population of 10,231 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

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

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Mount Airy, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,231
Population in Households 9,944
Population in Familes 7,646
Population in Group Qrtrs 287
Population Density2 874
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $35,663
Average Household Income $56,322
Per Capita Income $25,741


Total Housing Units 5,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,521 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,098 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 720 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $142,803
Average Home Value $168,643


Total Households 4,619
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 2,638
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.18% -0.35%
Households -0.26% -0.38%
Families -0.31% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

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, 2018 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 # 89 88th
Population Density # 270 64th
Diversity Index # 446 40th
Median Household Income # 568 23rd
Per Capita Income # 281 62nd

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