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Mount Airy city, North Carolina

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Mount Airy city, North Carolina
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10,208
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10,208
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 10,407
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -1.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 10,676
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 10,388
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 649
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.3%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 56.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $153,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,162
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $369
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $612
Building permits, 2020 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 4,571
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.15
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 86.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 78.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 63.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 82.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 25.5%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 17.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 48.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 40.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 63,703
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 168,555
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 343,805
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 434,532
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $41,638
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 19.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $38,515
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $28,224
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 1,151
Men-owned firms, 2012 679
Women-owned firms, 2012 293
Minority-owned firms, 2012 115
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 940
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 78
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 923
Population per square mile, 2010 891.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 11.65
FIPS Code 3744800
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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