Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Population in 2013: 10,417 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +22.8%
Males: 4,899  (47.0%)
Females: 5,518  (53.0%)
Median resident age:  45.8 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 27030.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,944 (it was $26,910 in 2000)
Mount Airy:

$30,944
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,330 (it was $17,237 in 2000)

Mount Airy city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $133,729 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Mount Airy:

$133,729
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $138,977; Detached houses: $143,540; Townhouses or other attached units: $143,729; In 2-unit structures: $120,697; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $92,599; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $74,893; Mobile homes: $46,911

Median gross rent in 2012: $541.

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  • White alone - 8,257 (79.0%)
  • Black alone - 951 (9.1%)
  • Hispanic - 930 (8.9%)
  • Asian alone - 136 (1.3%)
  • Two or more races - 125 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 50 (0.5%)

Races in Mount Airy detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Airy: 83.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (18.6%), English (12.3%), German (9.7%), Irish (7.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.8%), French (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1104 feet

Land area: 8.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,241 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Airy,NC real estate house value index trend

Mount Airy, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Mount Airy:

  • High school or higher: 76.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Airy city:

  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 56.9%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

711 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

This city:  6.8%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Mount Airy, North Carolina as of May 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mount Airy to the number of sex offenders is 197 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,429 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,031 (1.1%)

Mount Airy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Winston-Salem, NC (33.7 miles , pop. 185,776).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (52.8 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (382.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Toast, NC (1.2 miles ), White Plains, NC (2.1 miles ), Cana, VA (2.6 miles ), Dobson, NC (3.1 miles ), Pilot Mountain, NC (3.3 miles ), Fancy Gap, VA (3.6 miles ), Lowgap, NC (3.8 miles ), Pinnacle, NC (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,700

Latitude: 36.50 N, Longitude: 80.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,780 (+93.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,069 (62.0%)

Area code: 336

Mount Airy household income distribution Mount Airy home values distribution

Crime rates in Mount Airy by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 110000005211
per 100,000 11.611.40.00.00.00.00.00.052.718.89.59.5
Rapes 124466613433
per 100,000 11.622.847.046.970.169.671.011.531.637.728.528.6
Robberies 2021151681671611759
per 100,000 231.8239.5176.1187.693.5185.682.9183.3115.966.047.585.7
Assaults 716359467017464540445044
per 100,000 822.9718.4692.8539.4817.8197.1544.5515.5421.6414.6475.3419.0
Burglaries 212171187172163147162123114187128117
per 100,000 2457.11950.12195.92016.91904.21704.71917.61409.11201.61762.21216.71114.2
Thefts 368557500464463482550471392406508385
per 100,000 4265.26351.95871.35440.95408.95589.76510.45395.84132.03825.94828.93666.3
Auto thefts 364633372940523536272429
per 100,000 417.2524.6387.5433.9338.8463.9615.5401.0379.5254.4228.1276.2
Arson 663859222418
per 100,000 69.568.435.293.858.4104.423.722.921.137.79.576.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 549.7589.5554.8509.2534.2454.1542.8439.6453.0399.8383.0340.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mount Airy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 53 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.81
North Carolina average:

2.37

Mount Airy tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.5%
North Carolina:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Mount Airy: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mount Airy, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mount Airy-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 47% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/22/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.6 miles away from the Mount Airy city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/5/1989, a category F3 tornado 34.2 miles away from the city center injured 30 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Airy-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 217.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from Mount Airy center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 210.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 193.4 miles away from Mount Airy center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 167.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Surry County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Airy topographic map

Birthplace of: Andy Griffith - Comedian, Frank Beamer - College football player, Donna Fargo - Country musician, David Gibbs (American football) - Football player and coach, Ben Callahan - Baseball player, Bill Cox (American football) - Football player, Chubby Dean - Major League Baseball player, Richard Joyce - College basketball player (Wake Forest Demon Deacons).

Main business address for: INSTEEL INDUSTRIES INC (STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES & ROLLING & FINISHING MILLS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Mount Airy:

  • MOUNTAIN VALLEY HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (1326 NORTH MAIN STREET)
  • NORTHERN HOSPICE (161 KODIAK LANE)
  • NORTHERN HOSPITAL OF SURRY COUNTY (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 830 ROCKFORD ST)
  • PARK DRIVE GROUP HOME (1305 PARK DRIVE)
  • SYDNOR STREET GROUP HOME (134 SYDNOR STREET)
  • MOUNT AIRY DIALYSIS CENTER OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (1280 NEWSOME STREET)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE (1401 BOGGS DRIVE)
  • CENTRAL CONTINUING CARE (1287 NEWSOME STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SURRY COMMUNITY (542 ALLRED MILL ROAD)
  • SURRY COMMUNITY NURSING CTR (542 ALLRED MILL RD)

Airports located in Mount Airy:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Airy:

  • Surry Community College (about 11 miles; Dobson, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,686)
  • Wake Forest University (about 32 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 6,407)
  • Forsyth Technical Community College (about 36 miles; Winston Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 7,190)
  • Winston-Salem State University (about 36 miles; Winston-Salem, NC; FT enrollment: 5,378)
  • Wytheville Community College (about 41 miles; Wytheville, VA; FT enrollment: 2,193)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 41 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • New River Community College (about 43 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)

Private high school in Mount Airy:

  • WHITE PLAINS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 110; Location: 609 OLD HWY 601; Grades: KG - 12)
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User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mount Airy has the Worlds Largest Open Pit Granite Quary.

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Notable location: Westwood Industrial Park (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Mount Airy: INSTEEL INDUSTRIES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Mount Airy include: Lovills Creek Church (A), Haymore Memorial Baptist Church (B), Mount Airy Church (C), Bannertown Baptist Church (D), Zion Church (E), Grace Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gods Acre Cemetery (1), Oakdale Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: City Lake (A), Dry Lake (B), Doggett Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Faulkner Creek (A), Seed Cane Creek (B), Lovills Creek (C), Rocky Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mount Airy include: Veterans Memorial Park (1), Riverside Park (2), Mount Airy Historic District (3), Westwood Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Bryson Inn (125 Plaza Lane), Comfort Inn (Highway 601), Blu-Vue Welcome Lodge (1421 Fancy Gap Road), Comfort Inn Mount Airy (2136 Rockford Street), Hampton Inn Mt. Airy (2029 Rockford Street), Hampton Inn Mt. Airy- N.C. (2029 Rockford St).

Surry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 14.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

14.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 24.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mount Airy and their reported violations in the past:

INDIAN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 140, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-01-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-30-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-21-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
PINNACLE CREEK ATV CAMPGROUND 2 (Address: 305 OLD US 52 , Serves WV, Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2012)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In AUG-2011. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-07-2011), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-08-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-08-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-01-2013), St Public Notif requested (MAY-30-2013), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-30-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-13-2012), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-13-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-03-2012)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 7 other older monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mount Airy that have no violations reported:

  • PINE RIDGE CLASSIC GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.6%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.0% for Black residents, 32.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 23.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.3%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.7%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Airy in 2010:

  • 285 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Mount Airy in 2000:

  • 478 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Mount Airy, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Mount Airy compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Banks with branches in Mount Airy (2011 data):

  • Surrey Bank & Trust: Rockford Street Branch, Pine Branch, at 145 North Renfro Street. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $224.7 mil, Deposits: $184.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Surrey Bancorp
  • Southern Community Bank and Trust: Downtown Mount Airy Branch at 255 East Independence Boulevard, branch established on 1995/12/06; Mount Airy Community Dr. Branch at 2010 Community Drive, branch established on 1988/03/30. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $1,499.7 mil, Deposits: $1,188.8 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Community Financial Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mount Airy Remote Branch at 752 South Andy Griffith Parkway, branch established on 1974/05/20; Mt. Airy Main Branch at 554 North Main Street, branch established on 1961/12/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Mount Airy Main Branch at 541 North Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01; Highway 601 Branch at 2151 Rockford Street, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Mount Airy Main Branch at 501 North Main Street, branch established on 1971/09/22. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Independence Boulevard Branch at 507 Willow Street, branch established on 2000/08/11. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Mount Airy Branch at 704 Independence Boulevard, branch established on 1893/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Mount Airy Branch at 502 North Main Street, branch established on 1974/07/16. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Airy, North Carolina:

  • Comfort Inn, 2126 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030 , Phone: (336) 789-2000
  • Microtel Suites, 1293 Newsome St, Mount Airy, NC 27030 , Phone: (336) 789-7660, Fax: (336) 719-1685
  • Hampton Inn, 2029 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030 , Phone: (336) 789-5999, Fax: (336) 789-9499
  • Mt Airy Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1320 Ems Dr, Mount Airy, NC 27030 , Phone: (336) 719-1731, Fax: (336) 719-1732
  • Starlite Motel, 240 Starlite Rd, Mount Airy, NC 27030 , Phone: (336) 786-2171
All 5 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Airy, North Carolina

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mount Airy travel time to work - commute Mount Airy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Utility gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mount Airy city (based on Surry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.74%
Here: 50.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Friends (Quakers)Catholic Church
Adherents61.6%13.2%3.0%2.7%2.2%
Congregations41.1%17.3%4.2%4.2%1.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentLDS (Mormon) Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents2.2%1.7%1.6%1.6%10.1%
Congregations0.6%1.2%2.4%2.4%25.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Surry County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Surry County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Surry County:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 63
Here:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Surry County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

15.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 9$35,316$47,0880$0
Other Government Administration 4$17,247$51,7416$5,345
Police Protection - Officers 40$131,675$39,5030$0
Police - Other 10$26,845$32,2142$717
Firefighters 18$62,346$41,56415$10,164
Fire - Other 1$2,823$33,8760$0
Streets and Highways 13$30,956$28,5750$0
Solid Waste Management 15$32,417$25,9340$0
Sewerage 10$29,896$35,8750$0
Parks and Recreation 13$34,235$31,60234$14,320
Water Supply 20$61,797$37,0780$0
Other and Unallocable 19$108,508$68,5314$15,233
Totals for Government 172$574,061$40,05161$45,779

Mount Airy government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $96,000 ($9.22)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($3.94)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($0.58)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,888,000 ($277.24)
    General - Other: $2,734,000 ($262.46)
    Sewerage: $2,656,000 ($254.97)
    Liquor Stores: $1,348,000 ($129.40)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,266,000 ($121.53)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,242,000 ($119.23)
    Regular Highways: $1,163,000 ($111.64)
    Central Staff Services: $768,000 ($73.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $683,000 ($65.57)
    Water Utilities: $535,000 ($51.36)
    Financial Administration: $298,000 ($28.61)
    General Public Buildings: $113,000 ($10.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $112,000 ($10.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $37,000 ($3.55)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($0.96)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $237,000 ($22.75)
    Libraries: $117,000 ($11.23)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($0.77)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $742,000 ($71.23)
    Sewerage: $566,000 ($54.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $331,000 ($31.77)
    General - Other: $289,000 ($27.74)
    Water Utilities: $243,000 ($23.33)
    Police Protection: $128,000 ($12.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($10.27)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($3.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,192,000 ($786.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $249,000 ($23.90)

Mount Airy government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,217,000 ($308.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $627,000 ($60.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $276,000 ($26.50)
    All Other: $212,000 ($20.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $178,000 ($17.09)
    All Other: $18,000 ($1.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,988,000 ($190.84)
    All Other: $4,000 ($0.38)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $508,000 ($48.77)
    General Revenue, NEC: $469,000 ($45.02)
    Donations From Private Sources: $342,000 ($32.83)
    Rents: $39,000 ($3.74)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $1,547,000 ($148.51)
    Water Utilities: $1,379,000 ($132.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,031,000 ($98.97)
    Highways: $291,000 ($27.94)
    All Other: $90,000 ($8.64)
  • Tax - Property: $4,838,000 ($464.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $229,000 ($21.98)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $181,000 ($17.38)
    NEC: $68,000 ($6.53)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $32,000 ($3.07)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,000 ($1.15)

Mount Airy government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,314,000 ($702.12)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,991,000 ($575.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,323,000 ($127.00)

Mount Airy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,618,000 ($1019.30)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Stokes County, NC  0.43% ($28,046 average AGI)
from Forsyth County, NC  0.42% ($38,587)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.35% ($25,372)


4.76% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,983 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.76%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.73% ($35,907 average AGI)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.45% ($24,655)
to Stokes County, NC  0.42% ($33,481)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Airy:

  • WSYD (1300 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: GRANITE CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPAQ (740 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: RALPH D. EPPERSON)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSGH (1040 AM; 9 kW; LEWISVILLE, NC; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM, GREENSBORO, HIGH POINT AREA RADIO)
  • WHEO (1270 AM; 5 kW; STUART, VA; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
  • WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WYZD (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DOBSON, NC; Owner: GOSPEL BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Airy:

  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)
  • W212AW (90.3 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY RADIO)
  • WTQR (104.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W285DJ (104.9 FM; MOUNT AIRY, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC,)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
  • WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
  • WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
  • WMQX-FM (93.1 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Airy:

  • WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WUNL-TV (Channel 26; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Mount Airy, North Carolina:
  • Fatal accident count: 51
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 83
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 53
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 154
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 10
North Carolina average:
  • Fatal accident count: 113
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 173
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 33
  • Fatalities: 121
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 299
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 19
See more detailed statistics of Mount Airy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total average daily traffic: 57,100
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,578
Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic: 114,200
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mount Airy)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Mount Airy, NC)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 126 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mount Airy)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Mount Airy)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 113
  • Hazardous Condition: 99
  • Service Call: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Mount Airy

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Airy, NC
Most common first names in Mount Airy, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James34970.3 years
William29073.1 years
Mary28078.2 years
John24875.4 years
Robert19772.9 years
George12374.9 years
Thomas10473.0 years
Charles10267.3 years
Walter8975.6 years
Annie8782.5 years
Most common last names in Mount Airy, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith23776.3 years
Johnson18777.0 years
Jones16474.9 years
Bowman13773.7 years
Hiatt11774.5 years
Edwards10974.3 years
Simmons10176.0 years
Martin9878.7 years
Hawks9772.6 years
Goins9174.7 years
Businesses in Mount Airy, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K3Quality1
Decora Cabinetry1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts2SAS Shoes1
FedEx8SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Subway5
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Taco Bell1
Hardee's2The Room Place1
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul3
JCPenney1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS8
La-Z-Boy1Vans1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
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