Mount Airy, North Carolina Population 2021

10,124
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Mount Airy is a city located in Surry County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 10,124, it is the 87th largest city in North Carolina and the 3080th largest city in the United States . Mount Airy is currently declining at a rate of -0.41% annually and its population has decreased by -2.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,388 in 2010. Mount Airy reached it's highest population of 10,407 in 2010. Spanning over 12 miles, Mount Airy has a population density of 866 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Airy is $61,277 with a poverty rate of 26.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $612 per month, and the median house value is $153,700. The median age in Mount Airy is 47.9 years, 43.5 years for males, and 50.8 years for females.

Mount Airy Demographics

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

  • White: 87.05%
  • Black or African American: 8.75%
  • Two or more races: 1.62%
  • Other race: 1.08%
  • Native American: 0.69%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
The current population of Mount Airy, North Carolina is 10,124 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,250.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,388.

Mount Airy, North Carolina Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202171,431-176-0.25%
202071,607-176-0.25%
201971,783-176-0.25%
201871,959-148-0.21%
201772,107990.14%
201672,008100.01%
201571,998-489-0.68%
201472,487-156-0.22%
201372,643-652-0.90%
201273,295-201-0.27%
201173,496-279-0.38%
201073,7750.00%

Mount Airy Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,87387.05%
Black or African American8928.75%
Two or More Races1651.62%
Some Other Race1101.08%
Asian700.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native700.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.13%
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Mount Airy Population by Race

Mount Airy Population Pyramid $2021

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Mount Airy Median Age

47.9


Total

43.5


Male

50.8


Female

Mount Airy Adults

There are 8,184 adults, (2,732 of whom are seniors) in Mount Airy.

Mount Airy Age Dependency

87

Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Airy Sex Ratio

Female

5,600

54.94%

Male

4,593

45.06%

Mount Airy Population by Age

Mount Airy Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mount Airy Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All56.3%43.7%
Non Family42.8%57.2%
Female39.8%60.2%
Male28.9%71.1%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Airy Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,5712.1556.3
Non Family2,0411.1342.8
Married1,6872.8481.9
Female7013.2339.8
Male1423.2528.9

2.9

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Mount Airy Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6638.79%
9th to 12th Grade6718.90%
High School Graduate1,88324.98%
Some College1,71122.70%
Associates Degree6909.15%
Bachelors Degree1,17015.52%
Graduate Degree7519.96%
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Mount Airy Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Airy Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,1765,2471,819
Black75457472
Hispanic50325816
2+ Races9393
Native American55466
Asian39298
Other Race3030
Islander1313

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 29.45%.

Mount Airy Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,317$40,271$30,659
Less Than 9th Grade$$25,164$
High School Graduate$22,417$32,344$21,392
Some College$31,017$31,653$30,870
Bachelors Degree$43,994$51,316$41,736
Graduate Degree$58,750$63,281$54,625

$32,317

Average Earnings

$40,271

Average Male

$30,659

Average Female

Mount Airy Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Airy Language by Age

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Mount Airy Language

88.67% of Mount Airy residents speak only English, while 11.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.43% of the population.

Mount Airy Language

Mount Airy Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,7531,78022.96%
Hispanic99838838.88%
Black84532338.22%
Other1109081.82%
Native703550.00%
Multiple1652515.15%

26.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.08%

Male Poverty Rate

28.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Airy

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Airy is Other, with 81.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Airy is Multiple, with 15.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.80%.

Mount Airy Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.85%
High School23.95%
Some College16.68%
Bachelors or Greater7.44%

Mount Airy Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed44.68%
Male Unemployed35.58%
Female Employed12.88%
Male Employed7.40%

Mount Airy Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Airy Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,515$61,277
Families$63,106$86,467
Married Families$83,245-
Non Families$18,011$29,343
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Income by Household Type

Mount Airy Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Airy Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Mount Airy Marital Status

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649

Number of Veterans

599

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam179
Korea74
First Gulf War67
Second Gulf War59
World War II40

Mount Airy Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+247
65 to 74148
55 to 64139
35 to 5483
18 to 3432

Mount Airy Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4916.93%
Black12415.84%
Native American2443.64%
Hispanic182.34%
2+ Races1010.75%

Mount Airy Veterans by Race

Mount Airy Veterans by Education

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19.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Airy Veterans by Education

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48.7%

Labor Force Participation

45.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Airy Employment by Age

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Mount Airy Employment by Race

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Mount Airy Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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60.42%

Born in Mount Airy

95.69%

Native Born

4.31%

Foreign Born

2.54%

Non Citizen

1.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.69% of Mount Airy residents were born in the United States, with 60.42% having been born in North Carolina. 2.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mount Airy Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,124-42-0.41%
202010,166-42-0.41%
201910,208-42-0.41%
201810,250390.38%
201710,21130.03%
201610,208650.64%
201510,143-81-0.79%
201410,224-28-0.27%
201310,252-103-0.99%
201210,355-42-0.40%
201110,397-10-0.10%
201010,4071,9232.06%
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%

Mount Airy Population by Year