dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Mount Airy, North Carolina

Mount Airy, North Carolina, in Surry county, is 34 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center) and 89 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Mount Airy was initially incorporated in 1885. In 1889, a large granite quarry was established, followed by a furniture factory a several years later. By 1895, Mount Airy was home to numerous tobacco factories. On July 15, 1976, the community was reincorporated as a city. Mount Airy was the hometown of actor Andy Griffith, and it also served as the filming location for the movie "Cabin Fever."

Mount Airy and Nearby Attractions

  • Reynolds Homestead
  • Pilot Mountain State Park
  • Andy Griffith Museum
  • Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
  • North Carolina Zoo

Things To Do In Mount Airy

The city is home to the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, and the Andy Griffith Museum. Historic Bethabara Park, the site of the area's first Moravian settlement, now features a museum and a restored 18th century church. Hanging Rock State Park, Pilot Mountain State Park, and Blue Ridge Parkway provide a variety of recreational facilities. Opportunities for golf are available at the Pine Ridge Classic Golf Course. Among other popular destinations in the area are the North Carolina Zoo, the Greensboro Arboretum, and Emerald Pointe Water Park. The community also celebrates the Autumn Leaves Festival, Mayberry Days, Hispanic Culture Festival, and Tommy Jarrell Festival every year.

Mount Airy Transportation

Piedmont Triad International Airport is the closest major airport.

Mount Airy Higher Education

Wake Forest University, Forsyth Technical Community College, and New River Community College are located near the city of Mount Airy.

People

Total Population 10,391
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,402
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 47.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $32,550
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,661
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,329

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,535
% Above Poverty Level 76.9%
% Below Poverty Level 23.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 36%
Median Gross Rent $598
Median House Value $130,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.3%
US/American 0%
English 12.7%
Irish 4.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Airy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NW of Winston-Salem, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles N of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Surry
Standard Zip Codes 27030
P.O. Box Zip Codes 27031
Phone Area Codes 336
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.499
Longitude -80.607

Mount Airy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNT AIRY 2 W
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 46 F
Apr Temp 40 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station GALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
Station DANBURY 5 SE
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 42 to 70 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 48 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mount Airy, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Round Peak (27030)

White Sulphur Springs (27030)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boonville 1,370 $50,000
Dobson 1,569 $37,857
East Bend 473 $44,531
Elkin 4,217 $45,909
King 6,697 $70,187
Pilot Mountain 1,725 $44,453

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Airy Hospitals

NORTHERN HOSPITAL OF SURRY COUNTY
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
830 ROCKFORD ST
(336) 719-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Psychology (BA) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Accounting (BS) (Online)
  • Business Administration - Healthcare Management (BS) (Online)
  • Designated as a 2015 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publishers of G.I. Jobs®.
  • Each program is designed to instill the knowledge, ethical values, and interpersonal skills of professional practice and to foster values of social responsibility.
  • Offers several flexible learning options, including a blended format that combines campus and online learning.
  • Several scholarship opportunities are available for students who qualify.
Programs
  • MBA@UNC
UNC Kenan-Flagler is one of the world's top-ranked business schools. At UNC Kenan-Flagler, you develop the skills that make you a highly effective leader and prepare you for long-term career success. The strength of the UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA degree comes from a school culture in which members live the business school's core values of excellence, leadership, teamwork, integrity and community.
Programs
  • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's
  • Healthcare Administration - Bachelor's
  • Nursing - Master's

Experience the Rewards of Caring, With ECPI’s Medical Careers Institute, you can Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 Years or Your Associate’s Even Sooner through Our Year-Round Schedule!

Programs
  • Diesel Technology
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
camnpus icon
Nashville
Request Info
Programs
  • Doctor of Health Professionals Education
  • Master of Science - Sports Science & Rehabilitation
  • Master of Science - Nutrition & Human Performance
  • A celebrated educational institution focused on chiropractic & health sciences
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report
  • Logan U is HLC & CCE accredited with a beautiful campus just outside St. Louis, MO
  • Offers bachelor’s & master’s degrees & an exciting doctor of chiropractic degree
  • Special 3+3 Program can shorten time it takes to become a doctor of chiropractic

Mount Airy High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

NORTH SURRY HIGH
2440 W PINE STREET
336-789-5055
Serves 1,042 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

MOUNT AIRY HIGH
1011 N SOUTH ST
336-789-5147
Serves 555 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.3

Study Online in Mount Airy
Additional Resources
Info for Mount Airy Government Officials


Are you an official in the Mount Airy government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top