Mount Airy, NC

Mount Airy, situated in Surry County, is a small town made up of 1.2 square miles.

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Mount Airy was founded in the mid-18th century. It was later incorporated in 1885.  


The median resident age in Mount Airy is 47 years.  

The median estimated household income is about $34,000 making it about $14,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $24,000.  

The average price for a home in Mount Airy is about $141,000 (2015) which is $19,000 less than the North Carolina Average.

Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.

The racial makeup of Mount Airy is 80% White, 10% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 9% other.

76% of the population are high school graduates, with 25% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher.

47% are married, 14% are divorced, 4% are separated, 12% are widowed, leaving 23% that have never been married.

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Surry County

Mount Airy belongs to Surry County in the northern part of North Carolina.

The county, named after Surry County, England, is part of the Mount Airy, NC Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In 1771, Surry County was formed from a part of Rowan County. Surry County has a population of 74,000 and the town Dobson, with a population of 1,600, is the county seat.

Surry County borders Stokes, Forsyth, Yadkin, Alleghany, Wilkes, Grayson (Virginia), Patrick (Virginia), and Carroll (Virginia) counties.

Surry County is made up of 536 square miles. 532 of which is land with the remaining 4 as water.


The population of Mount Airy, NC is about 10,300.

The population has been steadily increasing since the town's founding.


The elevation of Mount Airy, NC is 1,115 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Mount Airy, NC is 27030.

Area Code

The area code for Mount Airy, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Mount Airy and Surry County have voted mostly Republican, with 68% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 46% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 51% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.


The unemployment rate for Mount Airy is about 5% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Retail, manufacturing, and construction make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Mount Airy News and Pilot Mountain News are the primary newspapers that cover the Surry County area.


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