Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Population in 2019: 10,208 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.3%
Males: 4,663  (45.7%)
Females: 5,545  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

48.1 years
North Carolina median age:

39.1 years

Zip codes: 27030.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $43,509 (it was $26,910 in 2000)
Mount Airy:

$43,509
NC:

$57,341

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,252 (it was $17,237 in 2000)

Mount Airy city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $163,632 (it was $76,100 in 2000)
Mount Airy:

$163,632
NC:

$193,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $190,007; detached houses: $219,489; townhouses or other attached units: $185,119; in 2-unit structures: $146,183; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $89,682; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $68,995; mobile homes: $82,856; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $22,202

Median gross rent in 2019: $591.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Airy: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 26.2%
(23.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 38.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 81.8% for other race residents, 15.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mount Airy, NC (2019)
    • 8,16478.4%White alone
    • 1,06410.2%Hispanic
    • 8728.4%Black alone
    • 970.9%Two or more races
    • 700.7%American Indian alone
    • 740.7%Asian alone
    • 250.2%Other race alone
    • 110.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 76 registered sex offenders living in Mount Airy, North Carolina as of January 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mount Airy is 139 to 1.


Crime rates in Mount Airy by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(52.7)
2
(18.8)
1
(9.5)
1
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.7)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(69.6)
6
(71.0)
1
(11.5)
3
(31.6)
4
(37.7)
3
(28.5)
3
(28.6)
3
(28.7)
3
(28.8)
2
(19.3)
1
(9.7)
N/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(185.6)
7
(82.9)
16
(183.3)
11
(115.9)
7
(66.0)
5
(47.5)
9
(85.7)
7
(67.0)
5
(48.0)
6
(57.8)
10
(96.7)
7
(67.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(197.1)
46
(544.5)
45
(515.5)
40
(421.6)
44
(414.6)
50
(475.3)
44
(419.0)
30
(287.1)
39
(374.3)
44
(424.0)
34
(328.7)
25
(241.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
147
(1,705)
162
(1,918)
123
(1,409)
114
(1,202)
187
(1,762)
128
(1,217)
117
(1,114)
138
(1,321)
100
(959.7)
75
(722.7)
94
(908.7)
59
(570.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
482
(5,590)
550
(6,510)
471
(5,396)
392
(4,132)
406
(3,826)
508
(4,829)
385
(3,666)
359
(3,435)
368
(3,532)
336
(3,238)
378
(3,654)
342
(3,308)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(463.9)
52
(615.5)
35
(401.0)
36
(379.5)
27
(254.4)
24
(228.1)
29
(276.2)
26
(248.8)
24
(230.3)
32
(308.3)
39
(377.0)
47
(454.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
9
(104.4)
2
(23.7)
2
(22.9)
2
(21.1)
4
(37.7)
1
(9.5)
8
(76.2)
1
(9.6)
2
(19.2)
6
(57.8)
4
(38.7)
1
(9.7)
City-Data.com crime index530.8634.5513.8529.6467.3447.7398.2350.2339.2322.3361.7285.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Mount Airy, NC

Crime rate in Mount Airy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 46 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.12
North Carolina average:

2.29
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Ancestries: American (45.7%), English (6.2%), Irish (3.8%), German (3.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.1%), Scottish (1.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1104 feet

Land area: 8.39 square miles.

Population density: 1,216 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Airy, North Carolina map

448 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.6% Asia).

This city:

4.4%
North Carolina:

8.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,624 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,430 (1.0%)

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 )

Latitude: 36.50 N, Longitude: 80.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,432 (+82.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,822 (46.6%)

Area code: 336

Distribution of median household income in Mount Airy, NC in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mount Airy, NC in 2019
Mount Airy satellite photo by USGS

Mount Airy tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,700
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
North Carolina:

6.1%
Historical population in Mount Airy, NC
Historical housing units in Mount Airy, NC
Most common industries in Mount Airy, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Apparel (14.2%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Apparel (13.7%)
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (3.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.6%)
  • Educational services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (14.8%)
  • Educational services (13.7%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Mount Airy, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (2.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (2.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (2.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Engineers (4.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.5%)

Average climate in Mount Airy, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mount Airy, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 68.0. This is about average.

City:

68.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

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.:

33.3

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 significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 176.6 miles away from Mount Airy center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 27.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 217.9 miles away from Mount Airy 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 the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Surry County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Airy topographic map

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)
  • CENTRAL CONTINUING CARE (1287 NEWSOME STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - SURRY COMMUNITY (542 ALLRED MILL ROAD)
  • SURRY COMMUNITY NURSING CTR (542 ALLRED MILL RD)
  • MOUNT AIRY DIALYSIS CENTER OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (1280 NEWSOME STREET)
  • LIBERTY HOME CARE (1401 BOGGS DRIVE)

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)

Public high schools in Mount Airy:

Private high school in Mount Airy:

  • WHITE PLAINS CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 76, Location: 609 OLD HIGHWAY 601, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Airy:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

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

Points of interest:

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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).

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).

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Mount Airy:

Marital status in Mount Airy, NC
  • Never married: 27.2%
  • Now married: 43.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Airy:

  • High school or higher: 82.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
North Carolina average:

11.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mount Airy
Presidential Elections Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant30,036122
Mainline Protestant7,09946
Other1,4265
Catholic8921
Black Protestant4274
None34,239-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

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

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Surry County:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Surry County:

27.5%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
North Carolina:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.9%
North Carolina:

48.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.8%
North Carolina:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Mount Airy:

28.9
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mount Airy:

21.4%
North Carolina:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mount Airy:

13.5%
North Carolina:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Mount Airy:

6.9
North Carolina:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mount Airy:

35.1%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

52.4%
State:

55.8%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.9%
State:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Airy, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 46$148,585$38,7611$465
Solid Waste Management 26$64,662$29,8440$0
Firefighters 20$60,237$36,14217$15,925
Water Supply 18$58,674$39,1160$0
Parks and Recreation 18$54,695$36,46349$20,157
Financial Administration 13$50,623$46,7290$0
Sewerage 10$26,571$31,8850$0
Other and Unallocable 5$35,942$86,2613$1,512
Streets and Highways 4$9,044$27,1320$0
Other Government Administration 4$21,025$63,0756$5,545
Police - Other 2$6,244$37,4640$0
Fire - Other 1$3,151$37,8120$0
Totals for Government 167$539,454$38,76376$43,604

Mount Airy government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $266,000 ($26.06)
    Housing and Community Development: $228,000 ($22.34)
    Transit Utilities: $156,000 ($15.28)
    Regular Highways: $132,000 ($12.93)
    Sewerage: $131,000 ($12.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000 ($9.11)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,274,000 ($320.73)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,226,000 ($218.06)
    Water Utilities: $2,117,000 ($207.39)
    Sewerage: $1,636,000 ($160.27)
    Liquor Stores: $1,636,000 ($160.27)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,438,000 ($140.87)
    Regular Highways: $1,013,000 ($99.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $927,000 ($90.81)
    Central Staff Services: $843,000 ($82.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $581,000 ($56.92)
    Transit Utilities: $371,000 ($36.34)
    General - Other: $365,000 ($35.76)
    Financial Administration: $302,000 ($29.58)
    General Public Buildings: $148,000 ($14.50)
    Libraries: $139,000 ($13.62)
    Natural Resources - Other: $101,000 ($9.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $51,000 ($5.00)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.88)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $289,000 ($28.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $619,000 ($60.64)
    Other - Health - Other: $8,000 ($0.78)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $435,000 ($42.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $165,000 ($16.16)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($7.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($6.27)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($3.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($0.98)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.98)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($0.59)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $432,000 ($42.32)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $58,000 ($5.68)

Mount Airy government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,351,000 ($230.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $971,000 ($95.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $266,000 ($26.06)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $65,000 ($6.37)
    Other: $60,000 ($5.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $508,000 ($49.76)
    General Local Government Support: $58,000 ($5.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $107,000 ($10.48)
    Sale of Property: $51,000 ($5.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $40,000 ($3.92)
    General Revenue - Other: $25,000 ($2.45)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,577,000 ($350.41)
    Liquor Stores: $1,806,000 ($176.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,015,000 ($99.43)
    Highways: $465,000 ($45.55)
    Other: $45,000 ($4.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $29,000 ($2.84)
  • Tax - Property: $5,466,000 ($535.46)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,934,000 ($287.42)
    Other Selective Sales: $464,000 ($45.45)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $147,000 ($14.40)
    Motor Vehicle License: $24,000 ($2.35)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $18,000 ($1.76)
    Other License: $8,000 ($0.78)

Mount Airy government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,170,000 ($1094.24)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,005,000 ($980.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,165,000 ($114.13)

Mount Airy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $115,000 ($11.27)

4.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($44,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.71%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Forsyth County, NC  0.47% ($52,083 average AGI)
from Stokes County, NC  0.45% ($37,478)
from Wilkes County, NC  0.39% ($70,929)


4.54% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.67% ($40,726 average AGI)
to Stokes County, NC  0.46% ($36,207)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.44% ($27,721)
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

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)
Mount Airy fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Mount Airy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 112Number of bridges
  • 948ft / 289mTotal length
  • 622,670Total average daily traffic
  • 78,375Total average daily truck traffic
  • 785,800Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mount Airy, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 221960-1969
  • 151970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 401990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mount Airy, NC
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mount Airy)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Mount Airy, NC)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast 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: 136 (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: 23 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 146. The highest number of reported fires - 322 took place in 2015, and the least - 18 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Mount Airy, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (48.4%), and Outside Fires (29.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mount Airy, NC
    • 1,19848.4%Structure Fires
    • 73429.7%Outside Fires
    • 28711.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 25610.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Airy, NC

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

  • Microtel Suites, 1293 Newsome St, Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030 , Phone: (336) 789-7660, Fax: (336) 719-1685
  • Hampton Inn, 2029 Rockford St, Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030 , Phone: (336) 789-5999, Fax: (336) 789-9499
  • Mt Airy Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1320 Ems Dr, Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030 , Phone: (336) 719-1731, Fax: (336) 719-1732
  • Starlite Motel, 240 Starlite Rd, Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030 , Phone: (336) 786-2171
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Airy, North Carolina
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Airy, NC
  • 70.6%Electricity
  • 18.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Airy, NC
  • 80.6%Electricity
  • 11.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.2%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 1.1%Utility gas
  • 0.3%Wood


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.

Mount Airy on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Europe, n.e.c. (population 500+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Sierra Leone (population 500+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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