Surry County, North Carolina Population 2019

Surry County, North Carolina's estimated population is 72,118 with a growth rate of 0.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Surry County, North Carolina is the 37th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201871,948-170-0.24%
201772,1181540.21%
201671,964-7-0.01%
201571,971-521-0.72%
201472,492-152-0.21%
201372,644-648-0.88%
201273,292-195-0.27%
201173,487-282-0.38%
201073,76912,06519.55%
199061,7042,2553.79%
198059,4498,03415.63%
197051,4153,2106.66%
196048,2052,6125.73%
195045,5933,8109.12%
194041,7832,0345.12%
193039,7497,28522.44%
192032,4642,7599.29%
191029,7054,19016.42%
190025,5156,23432.33%
189019,2813,97926.00%
188015,3024,05035.99%
187011,2528728.40%
186010,380-8,063-43.72%
185018,4433,36422.31%
184015,0795753.96%
183014,5042,18417.73%
182012,3201,95418.85%
181010,3668619.06%
18009,5052,31432.18%
17907,1910.00%

Surry County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White66,168
Black or African American2,703
Some Other Race1,502
Two or More Races1,198
Asian444
American Indian and Alaska Native264
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander36

Surry County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2019

Surry County, North Carolina Median Age

43.4


Total

41.9


Male

44.7


Female

Surry County, North Carolina Adults

There are 56,482 adults, (13,855 of whom are seniors) in Surry County, North Carolina.

Surry County, North Carolina Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Surry County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

37,149

51.37%

Male

35,166

48.63%

Surry County, North Carolina Households and Families

Surry County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Surry County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.1%14.9%
All73%27%
Non Family60.9%39.1%
Female59.9%40.1%
Male46.2%53.8%

73.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,2562.4473
Married15,6533.0285.1
Non Family9,0831.1560.9
Female3,1652.9359.9
Male1,3553.2346.2

2.96

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Surry County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4708.81%
9th to 12th Grade6,55212.91%
High School Graduate15,22129.99%
Some College10,37920.45%
Associates Degree5,76411.36%
Bachelors Degree5,51710.87%
Graduate Degree2,8505.62%

Surry County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,88736,2627,813
Hispanic3,3651,582190
Black1,9021,431238
Other Race70335014
Multiple Races46339038
Asian26719263
Native American19011352
Islander13118

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 84.62%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 61.54%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,027$35,002$26,041
Less Than High School$23,765$26,833$18,920
High School Grad$28,136$32,483$19,614
Some College$30,093$36,423$25,988
Bachelors Degree$43,275$53,911$40,447
Graduate Degree$48,116$54,688$45,281

$31,027

Average Earnings

$35,002

Average Male

$26,041

Average Female

Surry County, North Carolina Language

Surry County, North Carolina Language by Age

Surry County, North Carolina Language

91.14% of Surry County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 8.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.94% of the population.

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,1509,11715.16%
Hispanic7,3402,39632.64%
Black2,57887433.90%
Other1,50254736.42%
Multiple1,19619816.56%
Asian444378.33%
Native2572810.89%
Islander36411.11%

17.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.19%

Male Poverty Rate

18.91%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Surry County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Surry County, North Carolina is Other, with 36.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Surry County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.22%
High School15.42%
Some College11.29%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.73%
Male Unemployed36.94%
Female Employed7.69%
Male Employed5.62%

Surry County, North Carolina Income

Surry County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,071$54,928
Families$50,245$65,847
Married Families$58,940$74,338
Non Families$20,160$29,171

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Surry County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

Surry County, North Carolina Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans

4,497

Number of Veterans

4,193

Male Veterans

304

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,732
Second Gulf War539
First Gulf War464
Korea458
World War II141

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1257.88%
Black28213.15%
Hispanic872.06%
2 or More569.56%
Asian113.43%
Indian115.73%
Other80.91%
Hawaiian430.77%

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Surry County, North Carolina Employment Status

54.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Surry County, North Carolina

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Mount Airy1039410347-47-0.45%
Elkin 40234106832.06%
Dobson1586159040.25%
Pilot Mountain14771444-33-2.23%
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