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Surry County, North Carolina (NC)

County population in 2021: 71,152 (31% urban, 69% rural); it was 71,219 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,623
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 9,123
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,687
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,168 (it was 6,721 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

33%

Land area: 537 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 133 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Surry County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.7%), Manufacturing (17.6%), Retail trade (12.1%), Construction (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 80%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Surry County, NC (2021)
    • 59,15681.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,46011.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,5743.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2101.7%Two or more races
    • 4840.7%Asian alone
    • 1580.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1560.2%Some other race alone
    • 360.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

44.8 years
North Carolina median age:

39.4 years
Males: 34,813  (48.9%)
Females: 36,339  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Surry County:

2.0 people
North Carolina:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $51,950 ($33,046 in 1999)
This county:

$51,950
North Carolina:

$61,972

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $548 (lower quartile is $463, upper quartile is $666)
This county:

$548
State:

$850


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $152,000 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Surry:

$152,000
North Carolina:

$236,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,100 - $238,200

Mean price in 2021:

Detached houses: $243,228
Here:

$243,228
State:

$316,354

Townhouses or other attached units: $208,328
Here:

$208,328
State:

$269,203

In 2-unit structures: $147,989
Here:

$147,989
State:

$212,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $101,947
Here:

$101,947
State:

$189,814

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $77,661
Here:

$77,661
State:

$258,822

Mobile homes: $87,851
Here:

$87,851
State:

$90,232

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $30,027
Here:

$30,027
State:

$65,985

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,032
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $318

Institutionalized population: 676

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 28
  • Robberies: 7
  • Assaults: 29
  • Burglaries: 106
  • Thefts: 356
  • Auto thefts: 115

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 25
  • Robberies: 11
  • Assaults: 58
  • Burglaries: 149
  • Thefts: 481
  • Auto thefts: 148
Surry County, NC map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 130 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2020: 107 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2019: 98 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2018: 99 buildings, average cost: $235,500
  • 2017: 113 buildings, average cost: $226,500
  • 2016: 89 buildings, average cost: $221,700
  • 2015: 92 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2014: 73 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2013: 80 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2012: 74 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2011: 83 buildings, average cost: $206,700
  • 2010: 88 buildings, average cost: $201,800
  • 2009: 99 buildings, average cost: $175,400
  • 2008: 186 buildings, average cost: $156,500
  • 2007: 177 buildings, average cost: $164,000
  • 2006: 295 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2005: 188 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2004: 228 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2003: 221 buildings, average cost: $130,600
  • 2002: 226 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2001: 213 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2000: 214 buildings, average cost: $124,500
  • 1999: 207 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 1998: 278 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 1997: 219 buildings, average cost: $113,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Surry, NC residents
Average permit cost in Surry, NC
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,119 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $865 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Surry, NC in 2021
Distribution of house value in Surry, NC in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Surry, NC in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 16.5%
Surry County:

16.5%
North Carolina:

13.4%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 18.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.0% for American Indian residents, 10.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.3% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 44.8 years old
(Males: 43.1 years old, Females: 46.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.9 years old, Black residents: 53.4 years old, American Indian residents: 40.3 years old, Asian residents: 27.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.4 years old, Other race residents: 33.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Surry County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $672 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mount Airy, Elkin, Toast, Dobson, Pilot Mountain, White Plains, Lowgap.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Surry County: Gatlington Landing (A), Dowry Landing (B), Macks Wharf (C), Roberts Landing (D), Bond Landing (E), Hurdle Landing (F), Oldtown Landing (G), Sandy Field Landing (H), Vivian (I), Cady Landing (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Farm Fresh Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Surry County include: Ebenezer Gospel Church (A), Harrell Church (B), Walton Grove Church (C), Kittrells Church (D), Ballards Grove Church (E), Union Branch Church (F), Lebanon Grove Church (G), Zion Church (H), Sycamore Hill Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jones Cemetery (1), Mathias Cemetery (2), Winslow Cemetery (3), Askew Cemetery (4), Riddick Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Acorn Hill Millpond (A), Hunters Millpond (B), Jones Millpond (C), Lillys Millpond (D), Taylor Millpond (E), Merchants Millpond (F), Big Branch (G), Jones Swamps (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buckland Mill Branch (A), Cole Creek (B), Corapeake Swamp (C), Cypress Swamp (D), Beef Creek (E), Goose Creek (F), Barnes Creek (G), Adams Swamp (H), Taylor Swamp (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Surry County: Merchants Millpond State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Carter County, Tennessee , Gates County , Northampton County , Watauga County , Wilson County, Tennessee , Washington County, Virginia , Wayne County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

3.3%
North Carolina:

3.5%

Unemployment by year in Surry, NC
County total employment by year in Surry, NC
County average yearly wages by year in Surry, NC

Current college students: 2,652
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,172 (19.7% naturalized citizens)

Surry County:

5.9%
Whole state:

8.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 7032010 or later
  • 1,0332000 to 2009
  • 1,6621990 to 1999
  • 1,0131980 to 1989
  • 2121970 to 1979
  • 163Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.2%

Surry County marital status for males Surry County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,791
  • One, attached: 344
  • Two: 559
  • 3 or 4: 440
  • 5 to 9: 359
  • 10 to 19: 720
  • 20 to 49: 418
  • 50 or more: 260
  • Mobile homes: 7,648

Housing units in Surry County with a mortgage: 10,784 (1,510 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 1,295 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 277

Here:

3.5% with mortgage
State:

96.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Surry County

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-
Surry County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Surry County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This 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.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 63
This county:

8.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Surry County:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Surry County:

27.5%
State:

28.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

15.6%

Agriculture in Surry County:

Average size of farms: 102 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,275
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $539.19
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.44%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.86%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $53,384
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.90%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.56%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $71,433
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.35%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.00%
Corn for grain: 4884 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1667 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 7032 harvested acres
Vegetables: 235 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 364 acres

Tornado activity:

Surry County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 10652146.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 10 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/28/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Surry County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above North Carolina state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 23.8 miles away from Surry County center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 182.1 miles away from the county 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 the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.3 miles away from Surry County center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • North Carolina Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4487, Natural disaster type: Other
  • North Carolina Tropical Storm Michael, Incident Period: October 10, 2018 - October 12, 2018, FEMA Id: 4412, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • North Carolina Hurricane Matthew, Incident Period: October 04, 2016 to October 24, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3380: October 07, 2016, FEMA Id: 3380, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3222: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3222, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 02, 1996 to February 09, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1103: February 23, 1996, FEMA Id: 1103, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1087: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1087, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • North Carolina Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3110: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3110, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • North Carolina HURRICANE HUGO, Incident Period: September 21, 1989 to September 22, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-844: September 25, 1989, FEMA Id: 844, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • North Carolina SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 29, 1979, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-605: September 29, 1979, FEMA Id: 605, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • North Carolina Drought, Incident Period: August 11, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3049: August 11, 1977, FEMA Id: 3049, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Surry

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 23,846 (77.5%)
  • Carpooled: 2,724 (8.9%)
  • Bus: 7 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 130 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 38 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 169 (0.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,962 (6.4%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (66%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Turkey (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (2%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Surry County


  • American (33%)
  • English (17%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Surry County, North Carolina in 2010:

  • 472 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 126 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 85 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 66 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 34 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 12 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Surry County, North Carolina in 2000:

  • 886 people in nursing homes
  • 116 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 79 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 61 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 45 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $59,897.

5.82% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($51,768 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
North Carolina average:

8.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.57% relocated from other counties in North Carolina ($31,091 average AGI)
2.25% relocated from other states ($20,677 average AGI)
Surry County:

2.25%
North Carolina average:

4.18%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Forsyth County, NC  0.69% ($49,289 average AGI)
from Stokes County, NC  0.57% ($46,490)
from Yadkin County, NC  0.42% ($36,807)
from Wilkes County, NC  0.42% ($46,000)
from Carroll County, VA  0.24% ($29,113)
from Guilford County, NC  0.18% ($41,978)
from Patrick County, VA  0.14% ($38,750)


5.27% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($44,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
North Carolina average:

7.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.54% relocated to other counties in North Carolina ($31,363 average AGI)
1.72% relocated to other states ($13,291 average AGI)
Surry County:

1.72%
North Carolina average:

3.18%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Forsyth County, NC  0.70% ($44,132 average AGI)
to Stokes County, NC  0.57% ($57,524)
to Yadkin County, NC  0.48% ($33,041)
to Wilkes County, NC  0.41% ($44,084)
to Carroll County, VA  0.26% ($29,485)
to Patrick County, VA  0.16% ($35,381)
to Guilford County, NC  0.15% ($48,447)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Surry County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 15.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Surry County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Surry County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Surry County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Surry County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Surry County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Surry County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,015 (11,027 aged, 2,988 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,374 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Surry County, North Carolina in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,288)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,016)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (993)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (894)
  • Unspecified dementia (743)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (707)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (577)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (402)
  • Congestive heart failure (375)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (255)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,433
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 461
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 63,500

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,234
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,061
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 63.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 47.8
  • Other - 15.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 197.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 139.4
  • Other - 57.7

Household type by relationship:

Households: 71,152
  • Male householders: 14,386 (3,338 living alone), Female householders: 15,931 (3,914 living alone)
  • 16,681 spouses (16,584 opposite-sex spouses), 1,549 unmarried partners, (1,238 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 16,741 children (15,701 natural, 312 adopted, 728 stepchildren), 2,632 grandchildren, 281 brothers or sisters, 242 parents, 218 foster children, 854 other relatives, 838 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 799

Size of family households: 12,002 2-persons, 4,763 3-persons, 2,450 4-persons, 1,684 5-persons, 892 6-persons, 161 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,252 1-person, 860 2-persons, 181 3-persons, 72 5-persons.

8,253 married couples with children.
3,812 single-parent households (469 men, 3,343 women).

89.7% of residents of Surry speak English at home.
9.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $384,917,000 ($5,324 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $6,372,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $190,227,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $91,121,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,689,000
Federal grants: $88,092,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,471,000 ($228,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $10,317,000 ($400,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $474,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $23,746,000
Federal Government insurance: $19,438,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,847
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,022
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,160
Here:

+16 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -514
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +27 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Surry County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.11 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Surry County, North Carolina
  • Year house built in Surry County, North Carolina
  • 1262020 or later
  • 1,1792010 to 2019
  • 5,0442000 to 2009
  • 5,9411990 to 1999
  • 4,2911980 to 1989
  • 5,1981970 to 1979
  • 4,0041960 to 1969
  • 1,8941950 to 1959
  • 2,1311940 to 1949
  • 3,7311939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Surry County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Surry County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Surry County, North Carolina
  • 1341 room
  • 422 rooms
  • 8353 rooms
  • 2,5384 rooms
  • 5,2835 rooms
  • 4,8136 rooms
  • 3,6297 rooms
  • 2,2548 rooms
  • 2,8949+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Surry County, North Carolina
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Surry County, North Carolina
  • 2081 room
  • 1762 rooms
  • 5623 rooms
  • 2,4534 rooms
  • 1,3655 rooms
  • 1,2846 rooms
  • 1,2817 rooms
  • 2168 rooms
  • 3509+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Surry County, North Carolina
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Surry County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Surry County, North Carolina
  • 134no bedroom
  • 6051 bedroom
  • 5,1952 bedrooms
  • 12,0323 bedrooms
  • 3,3154 bedrooms
  • 1,1415+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Surry County, North Carolina
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Surry County, North Carolina
  • 208no bedroom
  • 6661 bedroom
  • 3,5032 bedrooms
  • 2,6873 bedrooms
  • 7454 bedrooms
  • 865+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Surry County, North Carolina in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Surry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Surry County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 491no vehicle
  • 4,9911 vehicle
  • 8,2532 vehicles
  • 5,4413 vehicles
  • 1,9234 vehicles
  • 1,3235+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Surry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Surry County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 799no vehicle
  • 3,6661 vehicle
  • 2,5572 vehicles
  • 5483 vehicles
  • 704 vehicles
  • 2555+ vehicles

92.1% of Surry County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 51% lived in North Carolina.

Surry County:

92.1%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 49,328
  • Other state: 17,264
  • Northeast: 4,094
  • Midwest: 2,735
  • South: 8,883
  • West: 1,552
Year householders moved into unit in Surry County, NC
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Surry County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 70.2%Electricity
  • 13.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 2.6%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 80.9%Electricity
  • 6.0%Utility gas
  • 5.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 1.2%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 961
Here:

13.7%
North Carolina:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 433
Here:

11.8%
North Carolina:

11.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 224
Here:

9.7%
North Carolina:

17.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Surry County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,183,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $99,174,000
    Hospital Public: $97,877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,663,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,200,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,179,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,137,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,844,000
    Other: $961,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $938,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $548,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $349,000
    Air Transportation: $151,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $141,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $118,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $39,000
    Other: $39,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,107,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,658,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,369,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,429,000
    Other Higher Education: $616,000
    Housing and Community Development: $546,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $108,607,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $103,978,000
    Hospitals: $92,472,000
    Hospitals: $84,421,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,544,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,739,000
    Health - Other: $13,057,000
    Police Protection: $8,168,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,417,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,034,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,490,000
    Libraries: $2,440,000
    Libraries: $2,429,000
    Financial Administration: $2,388,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    General - Other: $2,069,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,378,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,366,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,077,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $948,000
    Parks and Recreation: $652,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $594,000
    Housing and Community Development: $383,000
    Local Fire Protection: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $164,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,458,000
    Education: $1,195,000
    Other: $644,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,351,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,200,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $2,893,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $744,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $513,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $496,000
    Other - Libraries: $479,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $343,000
    Other - Health - Other: $330,000
    Other - General - Other: $318,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $222,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Other - Police Protection: $49,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,947,000
    Education: $2,937,000
    Other: $2,063,000
    Other: $1,945,000
    Health and Hospitals: $379,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,921,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,014,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,183,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,959,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,732,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,944,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,445,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,044,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,683,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $784,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $751,000
    Sale of Property: $364,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $318,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $305,000
    Rents: $158,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $4,682,000
    Hospitals: $4,573,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,147,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,266,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Other Higher Education: $473,000
    Central Staff Services: $348,000
    Health - Other: $319,000
    Police Protection: $258,000
    Libraries: $84,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,322,000
    Cash and Securities: $79,248,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $290,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,563,000
    Cash and Securities: $5,295,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $106,238,000
    Education: $104,555,000
    Public Welfare: $8,482,000
    Other: $5,504,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,300,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,609,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,086,000
    Other: $455,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,013,000
    Property: $32,694,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,066,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,552,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $523,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $435,000
    Other License: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $111,369,000
    : $103,960,000

Surry County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,183,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $99,174,000
    Hospital Public: $97,877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,663,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,200,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,179,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,137,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,844,000
    Other: $961,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $938,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $548,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $349,000
    Air Transportation: $151,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $141,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $118,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $39,000
    Other: $39,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,107,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,658,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,369,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,429,000
    Other Higher Education: $616,000
    Housing and Community Development: $546,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $108,607,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $103,978,000
    Hospitals: $92,472,000
    Hospitals: $84,421,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,544,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,739,000
    Health - Other: $13,057,000
    Police Protection: $8,168,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,417,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,034,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,490,000
    Libraries: $2,440,000
    Libraries: $2,429,000
    Financial Administration: $2,388,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    General - Other: $2,069,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,378,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,366,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,077,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $948,000
    Parks and Recreation: $652,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $594,000
    Housing and Community Development: $383,000
    Local Fire Protection: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $164,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,458,000
    Education: $1,195,000
    Other: $644,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,351,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,200,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $2,893,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $744,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $513,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $496,000
    Other - Libraries: $479,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $343,000
    Other - Health - Other: $330,000
    Other - General - Other: $318,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $222,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Other - Police Protection: $49,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,947,000
    Education: $2,937,000
    Other: $2,063,000
    Other: $1,945,000
    Health and Hospitals: $379,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,921,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,014,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,183,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,959,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,732,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,944,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,445,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,044,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,683,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $784,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $751,000
    Sale of Property: $364,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $318,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $305,000
    Rents: $158,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $4,682,000
    Hospitals: $4,573,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,147,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,266,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Other Higher Education: $473,000
    Central Staff Services: $348,000
    Health - Other: $319,000
    Police Protection: $258,000
    Libraries: $84,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,322,000
    Cash and Securities: $79,248,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $290,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,563,000
    Cash and Securities: $5,295,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $106,238,000
    Education: $104,555,000
    Public Welfare: $8,482,000
    Other: $5,504,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,300,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,609,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,086,000
    Other: $455,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,013,000
    Property: $32,694,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,066,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,552,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $523,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $435,000
    Other License: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $111,369,000
    : $103,960,000

Surry County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,183,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $99,174,000
    Hospital Public: $97,877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,663,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,200,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,179,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,137,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,844,000
    Other: $961,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $938,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $548,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $349,000
    Air Transportation: $151,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $141,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $118,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $39,000
    Other: $39,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,107,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,658,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,369,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,429,000
    Other Higher Education: $616,000
    Housing and Community Development: $546,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $108,607,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $103,978,000
    Hospitals: $92,472,000
    Hospitals: $84,421,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,544,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,739,000
    Health - Other: $13,057,000
    Police Protection: $8,168,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,417,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,034,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,490,000
    Libraries: $2,440,000
    Libraries: $2,429,000
    Financial Administration: $2,388,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    General - Other: $2,069,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,378,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,366,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,077,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $948,000
    Parks and Recreation: $652,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $594,000
    Housing and Community Development: $383,000
    Local Fire Protection: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $164,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,458,000
    Education: $1,195,000
    Other: $644,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,351,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,200,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $2,893,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $744,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $513,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $496,000
    Other - Libraries: $479,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $343,000
    Other - Health - Other: $330,000
    Other - General - Other: $318,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $222,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Other - Police Protection: $49,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,947,000
    Education: $2,937,000
    Other: $2,063,000
    Other: $1,945,000
    Health and Hospitals: $379,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,921,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,014,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,183,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,959,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,732,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,944,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,445,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,044,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,683,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $784,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $751,000
    Sale of Property: $364,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $318,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $305,000
    Rents: $158,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $4,682,000
    Hospitals: $4,573,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,147,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,266,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Other Higher Education: $473,000
    Central Staff Services: $348,000
    Health - Other: $319,000
    Police Protection: $258,000
    Libraries: $84,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,322,000
    Cash and Securities: $79,248,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $290,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,563,000
    Cash and Securities: $5,295,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $106,238,000
    Education: $104,555,000
    Public Welfare: $8,482,000
    Other: $5,504,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,300,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,609,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,086,000
    Other: $455,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,013,000
    Property: $32,694,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,066,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,552,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $523,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $435,000
    Other License: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $111,369,000
    : $103,960,000

Surry County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,183,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $99,174,000
    Hospital Public: $97,877,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,663,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,200,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,179,000
    Higher Education - Other: $2,137,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,844,000
    Other: $961,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $938,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $548,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $349,000
    Air Transportation: $151,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $141,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $118,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $39,000
    Other: $39,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,107,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,658,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,369,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,429,000
    Other Higher Education: $616,000
    Housing and Community Development: $546,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $108,607,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $103,978,000
    Hospitals: $92,472,000
    Hospitals: $84,421,000
    Other Higher Education: $24,544,000
    Other Higher Education: $23,739,000
    Health - Other: $13,057,000
    Police Protection: $8,168,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $6,417,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,034,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,490,000
    Libraries: $2,440,000
    Libraries: $2,429,000
    Financial Administration: $2,388,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,155,000
    General - Other: $2,069,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,378,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $1,366,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,077,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $948,000
    Parks and Recreation: $652,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $594,000
    Housing and Community Development: $383,000
    Local Fire Protection: $259,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $164,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,458,000
    Education: $1,195,000
    Other: $644,000
    General Local Government Support: $9,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,351,000
    Interest on Debt: $3,200,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $2,893,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $744,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $513,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $496,000
    Other - Libraries: $479,000
    Other - Air Transportation: $343,000
    Other - Health - Other: $330,000
    Other - General - Other: $318,000
    Other - Water Utilities: $222,000
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Other - Police Protection: $49,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $36,000
    Other - Natural Resources - Other: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,947,000
    Education: $2,937,000
    Other: $2,063,000
    Other: $1,945,000
    Health and Hospitals: $379,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $80,921,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $74,014,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $57,183,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,959,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,955,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,732,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,944,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,445,000
    Interest Earnings: $2,044,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,683,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,105,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $784,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $751,000
    Sale of Property: $364,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $318,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $305,000
    Rents: $158,000
    Sale of Property: $18,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $4,682,000
    Hospitals: $4,573,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,147,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,266,000
    Other Higher Education: $1,184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $604,000
    Other Higher Education: $473,000
    Central Staff Services: $348,000
    Health - Other: $319,000
    Police Protection: $258,000
    Libraries: $84,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $36,000
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000
    Correctional Institutions: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $83,322,000
    Cash and Securities: $79,248,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $290,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,563,000
    Cash and Securities: $5,295,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $106,238,000
    Education: $104,555,000
    Public Welfare: $8,482,000
    Other: $5,504,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,300,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,609,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,086,000
    Other: $455,000
  • Tax - Property: $35,013,000
    Property: $32,694,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $18,066,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,552,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $523,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $435,000
    Other License: $159,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $111,369,000
    : $103,960,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,949
  • Number of aged recipients: 315
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,634
  • Number of recipients under 18: 220
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,145
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 584
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 969
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 756
Most common first names in Surry County, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James64971.5 years
William53874.0 years
John49275.4 years
Mary47978.0 years
Robert34371.8 years
George20675.0 years
Charles19169.3 years
Thomas19073.1 years
Walter15375.6 years
Annie15281.0 years
Most common last names in Surry County, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith37376.6 years
Johnson29676.7 years
Jones23374.2 years
Collins18371.8 years
Simmons17275.4 years
Bowman16173.2 years
Martin16077.3 years
Edwards15074.4 years
Davis14474.8 years
Hiatt13374.2 years
Businesses in Surry County, NC
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lowe's2
Advance Auto Parts5Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone2Maurices1
Bath & Body Works2McDonald's6
Best Western1Microtel1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King3Nissan1
CVS3Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Circle K2Penske1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut2
Decora Cabinetry1Quality2
Domino's Pizza2RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts6Rite Aid2
FedEx13Ruby Tuesday1
Ford3Rue211
GNC2SAS Shoes1
GameStop1SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block3Staples1
Hardee's3Subaru1
Hilton2Subway9
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile2
JCPenney1Taco Bell2
Jones New York1The Room Place1
KFC2Toyota1
Kincaid3U-Haul4
Kmart1U.S. Cellular3
Knights Inn1UPS13
La-Z-Boy3Waffle House1
Lane Furniture2Walgreens2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart2
Long John Silver's1Wendy's2

Surry County on our top lists:

  • #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+)"