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Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Welcome to Mount Airy ...

The city of Mount Airy is located in Surry County.

The location of Mount Airy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Airy: Mt. Airy

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Mount Airy has a population of 10,260 people<2> (see below for details).

Mount Airy is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Mount Airy is located in the (336) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Airy had a population of 10,388 people (which is 14.1% of the total population of Surry County). This makes Mount Airy the county's most populous community.

The population of Mount Airy represents 0.11% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 80th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,388 people, the population of Mount Airy increased 22.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,484 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Mount Airy had an population of 10,260 people. This is a decrease of 1.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.93% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities Also Named Mount Airy ...

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

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

Websites for Mount Airy ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Airy. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Airy. Our list includes 11 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Mount Airy ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hillsville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the North (N) of Mount Airy

Located in Carroll County (VA)

Dobson   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Mount Airy

Pilot Mountain   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Mount Airy

Boonville   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the South (S) of Mount Airy

Located in Yadkin County

White Plains   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the South (S) of Mount Airy

Cana   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Mount Airy

Located in Carroll County (VA)

Ararat   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Mount Airy

Mount Herman   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the East (E) of Mount Airy

Ararat   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Mount Airy

Located in Patrick County (VA)

Round Peak   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the West (W) of Mount Airy

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Mount Airy.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Surry County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mount Airy:

The official website for Surry County:

The official website for State of North Carolina:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Airy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Airy. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Airy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Airy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5033, Longitude: -80.6127     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Airy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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