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Surry County, North Carolina

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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 News

Next Generation academy celebrates job signings

One of the most exciting events in a young person’s life is getting that first job offer. Recently, several area youth experienced that thrill when the Next Generation Career Academy hosted its third job signing event. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, interns, employers,...

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County Demographics

  • Population, 2019 71,783% 71,783%
  • Unemployment Rate, June 2020 6.9% 6.9%
  • Labor Force, June 2020 33,114% 33,114%
  • Number Unemployed, June 2020 persons 2,288% persons 2,288%
  • Average Weekly Wage, 4th Q 2019 $743.00% $743.00%
  • 2019-2020 Surry County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $0.582% $0.582%
  • County Building Permits Issued, 2019 $54,939,587% $54,939,587%
  • Gross Retail Sales, May 2020 $79,665,831% $79,665,831%
  • Median Household Income, 2018 $41,068% $41,068%
  • Per Capita Income, 2018 $23,957% $23,957%
  • Crime Rate, 2014 (per 100,000) persons 174.3% persons 174.3%
  • Tourism Expenditures, 2018 $130.90 million% $130.90 million%
  • 2020 Tier Designation 2% 2%
  • Land Area sq mi 532 % sq mi 532 %
  • Persons Per Square Mile, 2018 persons 135.2% persons 135.2%
  • 2018 Median Age 43% 43%

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

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