Surry County, North Carolina Population 2020

Surry County, North Carolina's estimated population is 71,608 with a growth rate of -0.24% 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
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%
201372,644-648-0.88%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White65,89091.39%
Black or African American2,7193.77%
Some Other Race1,8082.51%
Two or More Races8621.20%
Asian4350.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native2810.39%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1040.14%

Surry County, North Carolina Population Pyramid 2020

Surry County, North Carolina Median Age

43.8


Total

42.6


Male

44.8


Female

Surry County, North Carolina Adults

There are 56,496 adults, (14,189 of whom are seniors) in Surry County, North Carolina.

Surry County, North Carolina Age Dependency

70.4

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Surry County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

37,241

51.65%

Male

34,858

48.35%

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%15%
All72.2%27.8%
Non Family58.2%41.8%
Female57.6%42.4%
Male51.4%48.6%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,9852.4572.2
Married15,5253.0585
Non Family9,2891.1658.2
Female2,9913.1457.6
Male1,1803.0851.4

3.02

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

3.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Surry County, North Carolina Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,4558.79%
9th to 12th Grade6,54012.91%
High School Graduate14,83429.27%
Some College10,39620.51%
Associates Degree5,95411.75%
Bachelors Degree5,67111.19%
Graduate Degree2,8275.58%

Surry County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White44,90736,2928,007
Hispanic3,2581,494125
Black1,8421,434220
Other Race70829712
Multiple Races37030533
Asian27720968
Native American20810839
Islander744639

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 82.43%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 52.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,788$36,203$26,956
Less Than High School$25,010$28,041$20,795
High School Grad$28,847$33,429$20,725
Some College$30,544$38,114$26,259
Bachelors Degree$44,726$54,617$40,824
Graduate Degree$49,664$52,361$48,561

$31,788

Average Earnings

$36,203

Average Male

$26,956

Average Female

Surry County, North Carolina Language

Surry County, North Carolina Language by Age

Surry County, North Carolina Language

90.66% of Surry County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.47% of the population.

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,8498,83314.76%
Hispanic7,4362,18729.41%
Other1,80879744.08%
Black2,59173028.17%
Multiple86013916.16%
Islander1045855.77%
Asian429368.39%
Native277259.03%

16.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.15%

Male Poverty Rate

18.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Surry County, North Carolina

The race most likely to be in poverty in Surry County, North Carolina is Islander, with 55.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Surry County, North Carolina is Asian, with 8.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.55%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.61%
High School14.33%
Some College10.45%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.96%
Male Unemployed39.01%
Female Employed7.16%
Male Employed5.42%

Surry County, North Carolina Income

Surry County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$41,068$58,469
Families$54,619$71,485
Married Families$63,433$79,717
Non Families$20,033$29,879

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

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

4,152

Number of Veterans

3,818

Male Veterans

334

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,551
Second Gulf War534
First Gulf War498
Korea430
World War II108
Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,263
75+1,080
35 to 54868
55 to 64585
18 to 34356
Name Veterans % of Total
White3,7687.20%
Black28813.80%
Hispanic892.08%
2 or More367.27%
Hawaiian3040.54%
Indian135.80%
Asian103.17%
Other70.77%

$Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

8.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Surry County, North Carolina Employment Status

55%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Surry County, North Carolina 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

68.80%

Born in North Carolina

94.70%

Native Born

5.30%

Foreign Born

3.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.70% of Surry County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.80% having been born in North Carolina. 3.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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