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Welcome to Mount Airy ...

The city of Mount Airy is located in Surry County<1>.

The location of Mount Airy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Airy: Mt. Airy

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Airy has a population of 10,208 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Airy.

Mount Airy is 1,120 feet [341 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Mount Airy is within the boundaries of the (336) area code.

Websites for Mount Airy ...

Official Website: www.mountairy.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Airy had an population of 10,208 people. This is a decrease of 1.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.32% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Airy had a population of 10,388 people (or 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 total 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 (with a count of 8,484 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Airy was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mount Airy on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Mount Airy ...

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

  • Hillsville [Carroll County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsville
    • Hillsville [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Mount Airy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsville<6>
  • Dobson [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dobson
    • Dobson [Surry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Mount Airy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,539 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dobson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dobson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dobson<6>
  • Pilot Mountain [Surry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilot Mountain
    • Pilot Mountain [Surry County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mount Airy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,413 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilot Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilot Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pilot Mountain<6>
  • Boonville [Yadkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonville
    • Boonville [Yadkin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Mount Airy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,143 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holly Springs [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Mount Airy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Red Brush [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Brush
      • Red Brush [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Mount Airy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Brush
    • White Plains [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Plains
      • White Plains [Surry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Mount Airy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Plains
    • Cana [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cana
      • Cana [Carroll County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Mount Airy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cana<6>
    • Ararat [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ararat
      • Ararat [Surry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Mount Airy
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ararat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ararat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ararat<6>
    • Mount Herman [Surry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Herman
      • Mount Herman [Surry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Mount Airy
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Herman

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. Our list includes 11 papers. 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in North Carolina

About Surry County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mount Airy: www.mountairy.org/

The official website for Surry County: www.co.surry.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Surry, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Airy.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Airy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount AiryOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Airy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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