Mount Airy, North Carolina Population 2024

10,621

Mount Airy is a city located in Surry County North Carolina. Mount Airy has a 2024 population of 10,621. Mount Airy is currently growing at a rate of 0.02% annually but its population has decreased by -0.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,668 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Airy is $64,248 with a poverty rate of 31.66%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Airy is 46.6 years, 42.2 years for males, and 49.3 years for females.

Mount Airy Demographics

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

  • White: 85.5%
  • Black or African American: 9.93%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Asian: 2.07%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
11.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
908.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.44% (-47)
The current population of Mount Airy, North Carolina is 10,621 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,668.

Mount Airy, North Carolina Population 2024

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Mount Airy Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,08185.5%
Black or African American1,0559.93%
Two or more races2302.17%
Asian2202.07%
Native American330.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander20.02%
Other race
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Mount Airy Population by Race

Mount Airy Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Airy Median Age

46.6

Total

42.2

Male

49.3

Female

Mount Airy Adults

There are 8,542 adults, (2,893 of whom are seniors) in Mount Airy.

Mount Airy Age Dependency

88

Age Dependency Ratio

51.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Airy Sex Ratio

Female5,56252.37%
Male5,05947.63%

Mount Airy Population by Age

Mount Airy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,8992.0952.847.2
Non Family2,3851.1337.562.5
Married1,5032.9681.218.8
Female8293.0250.349.7
Male1823.1930.269.8
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Airy Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mount Airy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Airy Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.03%.

Mount Airy Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,090

Average Earnings

$41,912

Average Male

$26,396

Average Female

Mount Airy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Airy Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mount Airy Language

92.31% of Mount Airy residents speak only English, while 7.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.56% of the population.

Mount Airy Language

Mount Airy Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,4282,59030.73%
Black1,02737736.71%
Asian22015269.09%
Multiple23011851.3%
Native332987.88%
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31.66%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.8%

Male Poverty Rate

34.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Airy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Airy is Native, with 87.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Airy is White, with 30.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 35.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.23%.

Mount Airy Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade62.19%
High School29.8%
Some College27.09%
Bachelors or Greater7.39%
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Mount Airy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60%
Male Unemployed46.41%
Female Employed24.03%
Male Employed11.85%
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Mount Airy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Airy Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Airy Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

34.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Airy Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Mount Airy Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mount Airy Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

571

Number of Veterans

550

Male Veterans

21

Female Veterans

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Mount Airy Veterans by War

count

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Mount Airy Veterans by Age

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Mount Airy Veterans by Race

Mount Airy Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

18.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Airy Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.6%

Labor Force Participation

46%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Airy Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Airy Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Airy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.46%

Born in Mount Airy

95.89%

Native Born

4.11%

Foreign Born

1.65%

Non Citizen

2.47%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.89% of Mount Airy residents were born in the United States, with 66.46% having been born in North Carolina. 1.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mount Airy Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,63120.02%
202810,62920.02%
202710,62720.02%
202610,62520.02%
202510,62320.02%
202410,62120.02%
202310,61920.02%
202210,61720.02%
202110,615-53-0.5%
202010,6684654.56%
201910,203-49-0.48%
201810,252370.36%
201710,21550.05%
201610,210690.68%
201510,141-83-0.81%
201410,224-28-0.27%
201310,252-103-0.99%
201210,355-42-0.4%
201110,397-8-0.08%
201010,4051,92122.64%
20008,4841,32818.56%
19907,1562944.28%
19806,862-463-6.32%
19707,3252703.83%
19607,055-137-1.9%
19507,19290614.41%
19406,2862413.99%
19306,0451,29327.21%
19204,75290823.62%
19103,8441,16443.43%
19002,680
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Mount Airy Population by Year