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 86.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (14.91%), management occupations (13.58%), and sales jobs (11.39%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Mount Airy a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Mount Airy has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 37.62 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, 43.87% 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 2010 was $39,351, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,404 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 Gujarathi.