Mount Airy, MD
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Mount Airy is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,380 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mount Airy is the 85th largest community in Maryland.

Housing costs in Mount Airy are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Maryland.

Mount Airy is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mount Airy is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Airy who work in management occupations (14.79%), office and administrative support (14.75%), and sales jobs (12.97%).

Also of interest is that Mount Airy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Mount Airy is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mount Airy really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mount Airy perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Mount Airy is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mount Airy, the average commute to work is 37.23 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Mount Airy is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.72% of adults in Mount Airy have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Mount Airy in 2010 was $40,191, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,764 for a family of four.

The people who call Mount Airy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Airy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Mount Airy include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Mount Airy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.