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Welcome to Mount Airy ...

The town of Mount Airy is primarily located in Carroll County<1>. A portion of Mount Airy extends into Frederick County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Mount Airy, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Airy: Mt. Airy

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Airy has a population of 9,489 people<2> (see below for details).

Mount Airy is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mount Airy lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Mount Airy: (410), (443)<4> & (667)

The ZIP code for Mount Airy: 21771<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Airy had an population of 9,489 people. This is an increase of 2.16% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 47.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Airy had a population of 9,288 people (or 5.56% of the total population of Carroll County). This makes Mount Airy the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mount Airy represents 0.16% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 23rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,288 people, the population of Mount Airy increased 44.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,425 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Airy.

Communities Also Named Mount Airy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 23 communities that are also named Mount Airy - they are located in Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (5), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (4) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Airy.

Communities near Mount Airy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Airy.

  • Frederick
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
    • Frederick is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,308 people
    • Former names for Frederick:
    • Frederick City
    • Frederick Town
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frederick <6>
  • Gaithersburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Westminster
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster <6>
  • Taneytown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Walkersville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
    • Walkersville is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,574 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walkersville <6>
  • Sykesville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykesville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykesville
    • Sykesville is located in Carroll County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,973 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykesville <6>
  • New Windsor
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Woodsboro
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsboro
    • Woodsboro is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,302 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodsboro <6>
  • Union Bridge
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • New Market
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Market have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Market
    • New Market is located in Frederick County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 757 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Market <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Airy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Airy.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Airy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Airy.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Airy. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Airy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Airy ...

Looking for more information about Mount Airy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Airy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Airy.

Adding Mount Airy to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Airy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mount Airy was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Mount Airy in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mount Airy.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Airy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Carroll County: www.ccgov.carr.org/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Carroll, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Airy.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Airy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Mount Airy, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Mount Airy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Airy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.









 

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