Mount Airy, MD
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Living in Mount Airy


Mount Airy is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,458 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mount Airy is the 85th largest community in Maryland.

Mount Airy home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Mount Airy real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Airy is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Airy is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Airy who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), management occupations (12.27%), and sales jobs (11.67%).

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.

Mount Airy is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mount Airy’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Mount Airy, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Mount Airy ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Mount Airy, 42.89% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Mount Airy in 2018 was $43,466, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,864 for a family of four.

Mount Airy is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Airy include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

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