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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,364
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens23.5%
Employed Population 16+3,647
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married48.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,339
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,116
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,945

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,391
% Above Poverty Level78.5%
% Below Poverty Level21.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone35.8%
Median Gross Rent$613
Median House Value$131,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.1%
English12.1%
Irish6.1%
Scottish2.1%
French Except Basque1.5%
Italian1.4%
Polish0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
German0.2%
Greek0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
African0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Russian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Mount Airy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Surry County
Standard Zip Codes27030
P.O. Box Zip Codes27031
Phone Area Codes336
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.5
Approximate Longitude-80.61

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)

StationMOUNT AIRY 2 W
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 46 F
Apr Temp40 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationGALAX RADIO WBRF
Distance20.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip43.9 inches
StationDANBURY 5 SE
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 48 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boonville1,275$49,500
Dobson1,498$34,773
East Bend440$45,750
Elkin4,246$50,532
King6,777$77,215
Pilot Mountain1,688$49,821

Mount Airy Hospitals

Northern Hospital Of Surry County
(Government - District/authority)
830 Rockford Street
(336) 719-7100

Mount Airy Public Schools

Bruce H Tharrington Elem
315 Culbert Street
ZIP: 27030
(336) 789-9046
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Flat Rock Elementary
1539 E Pine St
ZIP: 27030
(336) 786-2910
Primary
Total Enrollment 264
Franklin Elementary
519 S Franklin Road
ZIP: 27030
(336) 786-2459
Primary
Total Enrollment 564
J Sam Gentry Middle
1915 W Pine Street
ZIP: 27030
(336) 786-4155
Middle
Total Enrollment 372
Jones Elementary
2170 Riverside Drive
ZIP: 27030
(336) 786-4131
Primary
Total Enrollment 348
Meadowview Magnet Middle
1282 Mckinney Road
ZIP: 27030
(336) 789-0276
Middle
Total Enrollment 375
Millennium Charter Academy
500 Old Springs Rd
ZIP: 27030
(336) 789-7570
Other
Total Enrollment 621
Mount Airy High
1011 N South St
ZIP: 27030
(336) 789-5147
High
Total Enrollment 534
Mount Airy Middle
249 Hamburg Street
ZIP: 27030
(336) 789-9021
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
North Surry High
2440 W Pine Street
ZIP: 27030
(336) 789-5055
High
Total Enrollment 910
White Plains Elementary
710 Cadle Ford Rd
ZIP: 27030
(336) 320-3434
Primary
Total Enrollment 374

Mount Airy Private Schools

White Plains Christian School
609 Old Highway 601
ZIP: 27030
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
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