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Time Zone: Surry County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Dobson is the Seat for Surry County.

Surry County was founded in 1771 and was created by taking area from RowanCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Surry had a population of 72,496 people. This is an increase of 1.79% since the last Census (which gave a population of 71,219 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Surry represented 0.88% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 35th most populous county (out of 100 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201073,673+3.45%+1.62% since 2009
200972,496+1.79%+0.15% since 2008
200872,388+1.64%+0.36% since 2007
200071,219The Last Census

More information can be found on the Surry County Census Page for Surry County.


Below are some of the communities located in Surry County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Surry County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Mount Airy   10,6318,48425.31% increase  
Elkin   4,1214,1090.29% increase  
Dobson   1,4521,4570.34% decrease  
Pilot Mountain   1,2611,2811.56% decrease  

Websites for Surry County

Official Website:   www.co.surry.nc.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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