Surry County, North Carolina Population 2018

Surry County, North Carolina's estimated population is 72,224 with a growth rate of -0.75% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Surry County, North Carolina is the 36th largest county in North Carolina.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201772,224-543-0.75%
201672,7677181.00%
201672,049200.03%
201572,029-528-0.73%
201472,557-161-0.22%
201372,718-628-0.86%
201273,346-191-0.26%
201173,537-240-0.33%
201073,77712,07319.57%
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
White66,972
Black or African American2,689
Some Other Race1,189
Two or More Races1,158
Asian436
American Indian and Alaska Native276
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander47

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Surry County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Surry County, North Carolina Median Age

43


Total

41.2


Male

44.5


Female

Surry County, North Carolina Adults

There are 56,613 adults, (13,753 of which are seniors) in Surry County, North Carolina.

Surry County, North Carolina Age Dependency

69.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Surry County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

37,345

51.32%

Male

35,422

48.68%

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
Married83.7%16.3%
All72.3%27.7%
Non Family60.8%39.2%
Female58.7%41.3%
Male50.7%49.3%

72.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Surry County, North Carolina Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,8372.4972.3
Married15,4373.0983.7
Non Family9,0581.1660.8
Female3,0073.0758.7
Male1,3353.2850.7

3.05

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

2.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Surry County, North Carolina Households

Surry County, North Carolina Education

Surry County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,7409.32%
9th to 12th Grade6,66113.10%
High School Graduate15,66830.82%
Some College10,31720.29%
Associates Degree5,68411.18%
Bachelors Degree5,0789.99%
Graduate Degree2,6915.29%

Surry County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White45,11436,2767,245
Hispanic3,2881,414145
Black1,7981,260218
Other Race5332366
Multiple Races41635627
Asian27123690
Native American2039150
Islander312416

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 87.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 51.61%.

Surry County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,196$32,885$24,270
Less Than High School$21,503$24,863$16,435
High School Grad$27,194$31,692$20,479
Some College$29,496$36,596$24,560
Bachelors Degree$43,372$52,096$38,423
Graduate Degree$48,274$63,750$44,015

$30,196

Average Earnings

$32,885

Average Male

$24,270

Average Female

Surry County, North Carolina Language

Surry County, North Carolina Language by Age

Surry County, North Carolina Language

90.92% of Surry County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.08% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.14% of the population.

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,7339,24015.21%
Hispanic7,2042,49534.63%
Black2,55586033.66%
Other1,18954245.58%
Multiple1,15624621.28%
Native2675219.48%
Asian4365111.70%
Islander471634.04%

17.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.80%

Male Poverty Rate

18.85%

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 45.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Surry County, North Carolina is Asian, with 11.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.32%.

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.69%
High School16.39%
Some College11.70%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.94%
Male Unemployed36.89%
Female Employed7.96%
Male Employed6.30%

Surry County, North Carolina Income

Surry County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,345$53,019
Families$48,039$63,309
Married Families$56,040$70,964
Non Families$20,294$29,229

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

54.4%

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 Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status by Race

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by War

4,542

Number of Veterans

4,259

Male Veterans

283

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,782
Korea564
First Gulf War445
Second Gulf War391
World War II147

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,379
75+1,194
35 to 54914
55 to 64793
18 to 34262

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,2057.97%
Black25712.39%
2 or More305.85%
Hispanic230.56%
Hawaiian1651.61%
Indian167.34%
Asian123.56%
Other60.89%

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Surry County, North Carolina Employment Status

Surry County, North Carolina Employment by Age

53.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.6%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Surry County, North Carolina Employment by Race

Surry County, North Carolina Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990