Surry County, North Carolina

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Surry County Quick Facts

Surry County is on the edge of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas of the East Coast which offers citizens access to urban amenities and cultural attractions.

The Surry County/Mount Airy airport has a runway length of 4,305 feet. It is in the process of being lengthened to 5,500 feet.

Surry County is approximately 300 miles from four ports on the east coast; Norfolk, VA, Morehead City, NC, Wilmington, NC and Charleston, SC.

In Surry County you have about an hour’s drive time to the Piedmont Triad International Airport and one hour and 30 minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

Surry County is 538 square miles that include four rivers, the Mitchell, Ararat, Fisher, and Yadkin Rivers.

Surry County has two hospitals that provide regional health care. Northern Hospital of Surry County in Mount Airy and Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin.

Surry County News

Internship program off to rousing start

A dozen local students are part of what local officials hope is a big step toward attracting high-tech business to Surry County, and maybe keeping those students at home when they enter the workforce full time. The 12 are serving internships in local businesses in...

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Surry County Demographics

  •     Population, 2016 72,113%
  • Unemployment Rate, December 2017 4.2 percent%
  • Labor Force, December 2017 33,444%
  • Number Unemployed, December 2017 1,391%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 2nd Q 2017 $649.00%
  • 2017-18 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.582%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2017 $39,427,205%
  • Gross Retail Sales October 2017 $73,297,053%
  • Median Household Income, 2016     $36,164%
  • Per Capita Income, 2016 $21,411%
  • Crime Rate, 2014 (per 100,000) persons 174.3%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2015 $116.62 million%
  • 2017 Tier Designation 2%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2016 persons 138.4%
  • 2016 Median Age 41.2%

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128
336.401.9900

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