|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Mount Airy is 10,551. Mount Airy, North Carolina is the 3,020th largest city in the US.
Mount Airy is located entirely in Surry County.
The peak population of Mount Airy was in 2000, when its population was 10,880. In 2000, Mount Airy was the 2,583rd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3,020th largest city in the US. Mount Airy is currently 3.0% smaller than it was in 2000.
Mount Airy has shrunk 3.0% since the year 2000. Mount Airy, North Carolina's growth is below average. 77% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Mount Airy has a population density of 891.4 people per square mile.
|3014||Forest Acres, South Carolina||10,560||1.2%|
|3020||Mount Airy, North Carolina||10,551||-3.0%|
|3024||Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia||10,531||47.8%|
|3025||River Grove, Illinois||10,531||-1.1%|
|3026||Canandaigua, New York||10,526||-7.5%|
The total voting age population of Mount Airy, North Carolina, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 7,925. The voting age population is 44.3% male and 55.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 26.8% of the residents of Mount Airy are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Mount Airy are 87.0% White, 8.8% Black, 1.6% Two or more races, 1.1% Other, 0.7% American Indian, 0.7% Asian and 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 9.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Mount Airy, 26.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 45.5%. On a per-household basis, 17.5% of families are below the poverty line in Mount Airy.
Among those aged 16 and older, 48.7% of Mount Airy residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 82.3% of Mount Airy residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 25.5% have a bachelor's degree and 10.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Mount Airy residents aged 5 and older, 11.3% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 10.4% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.6% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Mount Airy is 6.3%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Mount Airy, 12.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Mount Airy is $38,515.
In Mount Airy, 56.3% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 43.7% of housing units in Mount Airy.
Of all the housing units in Mount Airy, 17.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Mount Airy, 9.2% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 500 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Mount Airy is $612.
In Mount Airy, 63.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.