Pilot Mountain, NC

Pilot Mountain, situated in Surry County, is a small town made up of 1.7 square miles.

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Pilot Mountain was settled by colonists in the 1700s, after the area was abandoned by natives. The town was incorporated in 1889. 


The median resident age in Pilot Mountain is 40 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 $21,000. The average price for a home in Pilot Mountain is about $155,000 (2015) which is $5,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $700 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Pilot Mountain is 88% White, 6% Black, 1% Two or more races, and 5% other. 85% of the population are high school graduates, with 19% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 49% are married, 16% are divorced, 3% are separated, 8% are widowed, leaving 24% that have never been married.

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Surry County

Pilot Mountain 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 Pilot Mountain, NC is about 1,400. The population has been steadily increasing since the 1980's.


The elevation of Pilot Mountain, NC is 1,158 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Pilot Mountain, NC is 27041.

Area Code

The area code for Pilot Mountain, NC is 336.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Pilot Mountain 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 52% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 2%.


The unemployment rate for Pilot Mountain is about 5% (2015), making it roughly equal to the state average. Manufacturing, construction, and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

Pilot Mountain News, Mt. Airy News, and The Independent Tribune are the primary newspapers that cover the Surry County area.


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