Surry County, North Carolina Population 2021

Surry County, North Carolina's estimated population is 71,431 with a growth rate of -0.25% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Surry County, North Carolina is the 38th largest county inNorth Carolina. The 2010 Population was 73,775 and has seen a growth of -3.18% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202171,431-176-0.25%
202071,607-176-0.25%
201971,783-176-0.24%
201871,959-148-0.21%
201772,107990.14%
201672,008100.01%
201571,998-489-0.67%
201472,487-156-0.21%
201372,643-652-0.89%
201273,295-201-0.27%
201173,496-279-0.38%
201073,77512,07119.56%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.25% (-176)
County Website
Founded
1771
County Seat
2010 Population
73,775
Growth Since 2010
-3.18% (-2,344)
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Surry County, North Carolina Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White65,35890.81%
Black or African American2,6833.73%
Some Other Race2,1713.02%
Two or More Races9621.34%
Asian4150.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native2470.34%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1350.19%
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Surry County, North Carolina Population by Race

Surry County, North Carolina Population Pyramid $2021

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Surry County, North Carolina Median Age

44.1


Total

42.8


Male

45.2


Female

Surry County, North Carolina Adults

There are 56,577 adults, (14,476 of whom are seniors) in Surry County, North Carolina.

Surry County, North Carolina Age Dependency

70.9

Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Surry County, North Carolina Sex Ratio

Female

37,063

51.50%

Male

34,908

48.50%

Surry County, North Carolina Population by Age

Surry County, North Carolina Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Surry County, North Carolina Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male55.9%44.1%
Non Family58.3%41.7%
Female59.3%40.7%
All73.5%26.5%
Married86.6%13.4%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Surry County, North Carolina Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,1532.4373.5
Married15,5903.0186.6
Non Family9,2981.1458.3
Female2,9693.1459.3
Male1,2963.255.9

2.98

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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Surry County, North Carolina Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,3438.53%
9th to 12th Grade6,10611.99%
High School Graduate14,72528.91%
Some College10,58320.78%
Associates Degree5,99211.76%
Bachelors Degree6,21312.20%
Graduate Degree2,9735.84%
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Surry County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Surry County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White44,83236,7898,579
Hispanic3,5421,685189
Black1,8991,507250
Other Race90150418
2+ Races417346115
Asian24517056
Native American17512750
Islander943623

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 82.97%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 28.57%.

Surry County, North Carolina Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,847$39,295$28,258
Less Than 9th Grade$25,200$29,740$18,960
High School Graduate$29,726$34,857$22,145
Some College$32,435$40,575$28,029
Bachelors Degree$46,988$55,825$42,148
Graduate Degree$48,333$55,365$45,142

$33,847

Average Earnings

$39,295

Average Male

$28,258

Average Female

Surry County, North Carolina Earnings by Educational Attainment

Surry County, North Carolina Language by Age

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Surry County, North Carolina Language

90.17% of Surry County, North Carolina residents speak only English, while 9.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.98% of the population.

Surry County, North Carolina Language

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White59,4598,65214.55%
Hispanic7,6262,11427.72%
Other2,17179236.48%
Black2,55462824.59%
Multiple96212713.20%
Islander1357354.07%
Native2465823.58%

16.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.17%

Male Poverty Rate

17.62%

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 54.07% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Surry County, North Carolina is Multiple, with 13.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.26%.

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.98%
High School13.59%
Some College10.02%
Bachelors or Greater4.88%

Surry County, North Carolina Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed36.59%
Male Unemployed34.84%
Female Employed6.37%
Male Employed5.06%

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

Surry County, North Carolina Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,597$61,976
Families$59,488$75,921
Married Families$68,318$84,690
Non Families$20,297$30,888
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Income by Household Type

Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.0%

Male Marriage Rate

53.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Surry County, North Carolina Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Surry County, North Carolina Marital Status

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3,817

Number of Veterans

3,469

Male Veterans

348

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,448
First Gulf War483
Second Gulf War450
Korea341
World War II118

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,125
75+1,026
35 to 54722
55 to 64637
18 to 34307

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,4526.61%
Black28013.30%
Hispanic811.82%
2+ Races316.18%
Native American2412.24%
Other Race151.32%
Islander1515.96%

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Race

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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9.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Surry County, North Carolina Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Surry County, North Carolina Employment by Age

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Surry County, North Carolina Employment by Race

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Surry County, North Carolina 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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68.72%

Born in Surry County, North Carolina

94.69%

Native Born

5.31%

Foreign Born

3.58%

Non Citizen

1.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.69% of Surry County, North Carolina residents were born in the United States, with 68.72% having been born in North Carolina. 3.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Surry County, North Carolina Place of Birth

  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

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