Mount Airy, NC
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Mount Airy is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 10,354 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Mount Airy is the 84th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities 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 city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Airy who work in office and administrative support (14.68%), sales jobs (12.56%), and teaching (8.31%).

The percentage of people in Mount Airy who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.97% of adults in Mount Airy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mount Airy in 2010 was $22,715, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,860 for a family of four. However, Mount Airy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Airy is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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