Surry County, North Carolina

A strategic advantage for your business!

Come see why Surry County, NC is a great place for outdoor activities that you enjoy. With four rivers, 2,000 acres of hunting lands, gap roads, trails, bikeways and greenways, you can do it all in Surry County! It is also a great place to manufacture the gear that people use outdoors. Click and find out more.

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

Responding to the workforce needs of employers along I-77

We have all heard about the skills gap and challenges industry faces in finding skilled workers to fill jobs in a highly-automated and rapidly-changing global economy. To remain competitive, businesses must now become more deliberate in how they manage their talent...

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Surry County Demographics

  •     Population, 2016 72,113%
  • Unemployment Rate, July 2018 3.8 percent%
  • Labor Force, July 2018 34,096%
  • Number Unemployed, July 2018 1,296%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 1st Q 2018 $698.20%
  • 2018-2019 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.582%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2017 $39,427,205%
  • Gross Retail Sales, June 2018 $76,542,113%
  • Median Household Income, 2016         $36,164%
  • Per Capita Income, 2016 $35,563%
  • Crime Rate, 2014 (per 100,000) persons 174.3%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2017 $121.24 million%
  • 2018 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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