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Population (year 2000): 8,484. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,454 (-0.4% change)
Males: 3,885 (45.8%), Females: 4,599 (54.2%)
Median resident age: 42.7 years
Median household income: $26,910 (year 2000)
Median house value: $76,200 (year 2000)
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Races in Mount Airy:
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)
- White Non-Hispanic (82.3%)
- Black (8.0%)
- Hispanic (5.9%)
- Other race (2.5%)
- Other Asian (2.0%)
- Two or more races (1.2%)
- American Indian (0.8%)
Ancestries: United States (20.7%), English (10.2%), Irish (5.8%), German (5.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.8%), Scottish (2.2%).Airy, North Carolina
Elevation: 1104 feet
Land area: 8.4 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Mount Airy
- High school or higher: 65.8%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
- Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
- Unemployed: 3.5%
- Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Mount Airy city
- Never married: 18.2%
- Now married: 51.2%
- Separated: 4.0%
- Widowed: 15.0%
- Divorced: 11.6%
6.1% Foreign born (3.6% Latin America, 1.9% Asia).
Population change in the 1990s: +743 (+9.6%).
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Winston-Salem, (36.5 miles pop. 185,776).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Greensboro, (61.6 miles pop. 223,891).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (446.6 miles pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: NC (1.6 miles Toast, Rock, NC (2.1 miles Flat Plains, NC (4.6 miles White VA (7.1 miles Cana, NC (10.8 miles Dobson, Mountain, NC Pilot (12.6 miles Gap, VA (13.3 miles Fancy NC (19.7 miles Boonville,
Single-family new house construction building permits:
- 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,300
- 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $116,700
- 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $115,700
- 1999: 0 buildings
- 2000: 0 buildings
Latitude: 36.50 N, Longitude: 80.61 W
Area code: 336
Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.6%), Educational,health and social services (17.6%), Retail trade (10.9%).
Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,596 (+136.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,935 (56.0%)
Crime in Mount Airy by Year
|Type ||2001 ||2002 ||2003 ||2004 |
|Murders ||1 ||1 ||0 ||0 |
| per 100,000 ||11.8 ||11.8 ||0.0 ||0.0 |
|Rapes ||1 ||2 ||4 ||4 |
| per 100,000 ||11.8 ||23.6 ||47.1 ||47.1 |
|Robberies ||20 ||21 ||15 ||16 |
| per 100,000 ||235.7 ||247.5 ||176.8 ||188.6 |
|Assaults ||71 ||63 ||59 ||46 |
| per 100,000 ||836.9 ||742.6 ||695.4 ||542.2 |
|Burglaries ||212 ||171 ||187 ||172 |
| per 100,000 ||2498.8 ||2015.6 ||2204.1 ||2027.3 |
|Thefts ||368 ||557 ||500 ||464 |
| per 100,000 ||4337.6 ||6565.3 ||5893.4 ||5469.1 |
|Auto thefts ||36 ||46 ||33 ||37 |
| per 100,000 ||424.3 ||542.2 ||389.0 ||436.1 |
| ||637.0 ||691.1 ||632.1 ||579.4 |
Average climate in Mount Airy, North Carolina
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Mount Airy-area historical tornado activity is below North Carolina state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/22/1985, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 36.2 miles away from the Mount Airy city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/7/1998, a category 3 tornado 36.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused $50 million in damages.
Birthplace of: Richard Joyce - College basketball player (Wake Forest Demon Deacons).
Main business address for: INSTEEL INDUSTRIES INC (STEEL WORKS, BLAST FURNACES & ROLLING & FINISHING MILLS).
Hospital/medical center in Mount Airy:
- NORTHERN HOSPITAL OF SURRY COUNTY (830 ROCKFORD ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Mount Airy:
- HUGH CHATHAM MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; ELKIN, NC)
- TWIN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; GALAX, VA)
- HOOTS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL INC (about 27 miles; YADKINVILLE, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mount Airy:
- SMITH REYNOLDS (about 38 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
- PIEDMONT TRIAD INTERNATIONAL (about 55 miles; GREENSBORO, NC; ID: GSO)
- ROANOKE REGIONAL/WOODRUM FIELD (about 72 miles; ROANOKE, VA; ID: ROA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mount Airy:
- MOUNT AIRY/SURRY COUNTY (about 6 miles; MOUNT AIRY, NC; ID: MWK)
- ELKIN MUNI (about 21 miles; ELKIN, NC; ID: ZEF)
- TWIN COUNTY (about 23 miles; GALAX HILLSVILLE, VA; ID: HLX)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Airy:
- WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,944)
- FORSYTH TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 3,271)
- NEW RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; DUBLIN, VA; FT enrollment: 2,262)
- WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY (about 43 miles; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; FT enrollment: 2,508)
- RADFORD UNIVERSITY (about 45 miles; RADFORD, VA; FT enrollment: 8,034)
- NORTH CAROLINA AGRICULTURAL AND TECHNICAL ST UNIV (about 50 miles; Greensboro, NC; FT enrollment: 6,970)
- VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIV (about 50 miles; BLACKSBURG, VA; FT enrollment: 25,754)
Public high schools in Mount Airy:
- NORTH SURRY HIGH (Students: 1,042; Location: 2440 W PINE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
- MOUNT AIRY HIGH (Students: 555; Location: 1011 N SOUTH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mount Airy:
- FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 661; Location: 519 S FRANKLIN ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
- MOUNT AIRY MIDDLE (Students: 506; Location: 249 HAMBURG STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
- BRUCE H THARRINGTON ELEM (Students: 472; Location: 315 CULBERT STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
- J SAM GENTRY MIDDLE (Students: 466; Location: 1915 W PINE STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
- MEADOWVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 465; Location: 1282 MCKINNEY ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
- WHITE PLAINS ELEMENTARY (Students: 392; Location: 710 CADLE FORD RD; Grades: PK - 05)
- JONES ELEMENTARY (Students: 371; Location: 2170 RIVERSIDE DRIVE; Grades: 03 - 05)
- FLAT ROCK ELEMENTARY (Students: 320; Location: 1539 E PINE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
- MILLENNIUM CHARTER ACADEMY (Students: 197; Location: 500 OLD SPRINGS ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
Creek: Turners Creek (A).
Mount Airy compared to North Carolina state average:
- Median household income below state average.
- Median house value below state average.
- Unemployed percentage below state average.
- Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
- Median age above state average.
- Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
- House age above state average.
- Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
- Population density below state average for cities.
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)
- WSJS (600 AM; 5 kW; WINSTON-SALEM, NC)
- WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
- WWWJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; GALAX, VA; Owner: TWIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
- WHEO (1270 AM; 5 kW; STUART, VA; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
- WFNR (710 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLACKSBURG, VA; Owner: PERCEPTION MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
- WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
- WYZD (1560 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DOBSON, NC; Owner: GOSPEL BROADCASTING, INC)
- WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
- WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
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,)
- KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
- WPIN-FM (91.5 FM; DUBLIN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
- WPSK-FM (107.1 FM; PULASKI, VA; Owner: NEW RIVER VALLEY RADIO PARTNERS, LLC)
- WXLK (92.3 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
- WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
- WSLQ (99.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
- WROV-FM (96.3 FM; MARTINSVILLE, VA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
- WSLC-FM (94.9 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: MEL WHEELER, INC.)
- WVTF (89.1 FM; ROANOKE, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
- WIFM-FM (100.9 FM; ELKIN, NC; Owner: VON BROADCASTING, INC.)
- W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
- WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
- WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
- WFDD (88.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY)
- WJMH (102.1 FM; REIDSVILLE, NC; Owner: ENTERCOM GREENSBORO LICENSE, LLC)
- WKZL (107.5 FM; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: DICK BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC. OF TENNESSEE)
TV broadcast stations around Mount Airy:
- WXII-TV (Channel 12; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXII HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
- WUNL-TV (Channel 26; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
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