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, Mount Airy isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Airy are a mix 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 sales jobs (15.78%), office and administrative support (11.56%), and healthcare (7.79%).

The education level of Mount Airy citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.89% of adults in Mount Airy have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mount Airy in 2010 was $22,264, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,056 for a family of four. However, Mount Airy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Airy is a very 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, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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