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Mount Airy is a city in Surry County.

The latitude of Mount Airy is 36.499N. The longitude is -80.607W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,115 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,394.


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Median household income
Local
$26,910
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Airy demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Hallow
· Hollow
The local economy has suffered setbacks with the decline of the textiles industry
This was the childhood home of Andy Griffith, who went on to star in "Andy of Mayberry" and "Matlock." Local prototypes for the Mayberry barber shop and lunch counter still exist
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 78. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 9.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Cabin Fever"
Local festivals include:
  • Autumn Leaves Festival - Oct. 12-14, 2007
  • Mayberry Days - Sept. 27-30, 2007
  • Hispanic Culture Festival - April 21, 2007
  • Tommy Jarrell Festival - March 1-4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mount Airy web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Pilot Mountain State Park
Historic sites and museums: Andy Griffith Museum, Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Mount Airy residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Airy ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Airy was $17,237, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Mount Airy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Mount Airy include Mount Airy Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mount Airy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $781.


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Libraries in Mount Airy include Mount Airy Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mount Airy include Mount Airy News

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Surry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Airy political report.

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The average commute time for Mount Airy workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mount Airy include Best Western Bryson Inn, Comfort Inn Mount Airy, Microtel Inn & Suites Mount Airy.

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