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

Surry school districts fare well in state results

Local schools again showed well in statistics released by the state on Monday. The N.C. Department of Public Instruction stated in a release this week that 56.5 percent of high schools in the state received a grade of A or B based on such information as end-of-year...

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Surry County Demographics

  • Population, 2015 73,195%
  • Unemployment Rate, July 2017 4.3 percent%
  • Labor Force, July 2017 33,450%
  • Number Unemployed, July 2017 1,422%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 1st Q 2017 $688.00%
  • 2017-18 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.582%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2016 $29,333,459%
  • Gross Retail Sales April 2016 $73,644,149%
  • Median Household Income, 2015 $36,164%
  • Per Capita Income, 2015 $34,628%
  • 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, 2015 persons 138.4%
  • 2015 Median Age 41.2%

Contact Us

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

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