Mount Airy, North Carolina Population 2020

10,288

Mount Airy is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 10,288, it is the 85th largest city in North Carolina and the 3031st largest city in the United States. Mount Airy is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually but its population has decreased by -0.96% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,388 in 2010. Mount Airy reached it's highest population of 10,406 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Mount Airy has a population density of 880 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Airy is $55,113 with a poverty rate of 25.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $584 per month, and the median house value is $136,800. The median age in Mount Airy is 46.1 years, 43.4 years for males, and 49 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.7 males.

Mount Airy Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Airy was:

  • White: 86.50%
  • Black or African American: 9.83%
  • Two or more races: 1.92%
  • Other race: 0.94%
  • Native American: 0.60%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Mount Airy, North Carolina is 10,288, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,260.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,388.

Mount Airy, North Carolina Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202071,608-170-0.24%
201971,778-170-0.24%
201871,948-170-0.24%
201772,1181540.21%
201671,964-7-0.01%
201571,971-521-0.72%
201472,492-152-0.21%
201372,644-648-0.89%
201273,292-195-0.27%
201173,487-282-0.38%
201073,7690.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,84686.50%
Black or African American1,0059.83%
Two or More Races1961.92%
Some Other Race960.94%
American Indian and Alaska Native610.60%
Asian160.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.07%

Mount Airy Population Pyramid 2020

Mount Airy Median Age

46.1


Total

43.4


Male

49


Female

Mount Airy Adults

There are 8,080 adults, (2,693 of whom are seniors) in Mount Airy.

Mount Airy Age Dependency

89.8

Age Dependency Ratio

50

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Airy Sex Ratio

Female

5,659

55.33%

Male

4,568

44.67%

Mount Airy Households and Families

Mount Airy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Mount Airy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
All53%47%
Non Family41.9%58.1%
Female39%61%
Male22.7%77.3%

53.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5642.1653
Non Family2,0701.1241.9
Married1,5742.9377.1
Female8013.1239
Male1193.5422.7

2.95

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Mount Airy Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade7339.93%
9th to 12th Grade6909.35%
High School Graduate1,88725.56%
Some College1,63922.20%
Associates Degree6759.14%
Bachelors Degree1,10014.90%
Graduate Degree6588.91%

Mount Airy Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,0895,0041,637
Black71860286
Hispanic47127723
Multiple Races120118
Native American44184
Other Race3030
Asian888
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,335$37,274$30,364
Less Than High School$25,615$26,373$13,229
High School Grad$22,444$27,625$21,658
Some College$30,476$32,245$28,462
Bachelors Degree$41,992$48,311$35,139
Graduate Degree$55,288$72,083$44,236

$32,335

Average Earnings

$37,274

Average Male

$30,364

Average Female

Mount Airy Language

Mount Airy Language by Age

Mount Airy Language

91.34% of Mount Airy residents speak only English, while 8.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.21% of the population.

Mount Airy Poverty

Mount Airy Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,8601,81623.10%
Black95636538.18%
Hispanic86332037.08%
Other967679.17%
Multiple194189.28%
Native611422.95%

25.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.64%

Male Poverty Rate

29.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Airy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Airy is Other, with 79.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Airy is Multiple, with 9.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.09%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.18%
High School23.54%
Some College14.16%
Bachelors or Greater8.30%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed63.86%
Male Unemployed42.64%
Female Employed15.38%
Male Employed5.75%

Mount Airy Income

Mount Airy Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,988$55,113
Families$51,855$77,180
Married Families$70,776-
Non Families$17,303$27,676

Mount Airy Marital Status

Mount Airy Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.0%

Male Marriage Rate

38.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Airy Married by Age and Sex

Mount Airy 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 45-54.

Mount Airy Marital Status by Race

Mount Airy Veterans

668

Number of Veterans

621

Male Veterans

47

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam125
Second Gulf War86
Korea82
First Gulf War68
World War II38
Age Group Veterans
75+253
65 to 74155
55 to 64112
35 to 5489
18 to 3459
Name Veterans % of Total
White5107.27%
Black12615.73%
Hispanic233.46%
2 or More1915.08%
Indian1329.55%

$Mount Airy Veterans by Education

15.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Airy Employment Status

47.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Airy Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

61.81%

Born in North Carolina

96.81%

Native Born

3.19%

Foreign Born

2.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.81% of Mount Airy residents were born in the United States, with 61.81% having been born in North Carolina. 2.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,288140.14%
201910,274140.14%
201810,260340.33%
201710,226140.14%
201610,212660.65%
201510,146-85-0.83%
201410,231-27-0.26%
201310,258-100-0.97%
201210,358-40-0.38%
201110,398-8-0.08%
201010,4061,9222.06%
20008,4841,3281.72%
19907,1562940.42%
19806,862-463-0.65%
19707,3252700.38%
19607,055-137-0.19%
19507,1929061.36%
19406,2862410.39%
19306,0451,2932.44%
19204,7529082.14%
19103,8441,1643.67%
19002,6800.00%