Surry County, NC

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2022 Population
71,429
0.014% 1-year decline
US Senator
Thom Tillis
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Budd
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.8
0.228% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
17.9%
8.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,743
3.66% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$153,700
12.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
31,768
0.535% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Surry County, NC had a population of 71.4k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $52,743. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Surry County, NC declined from 71,439 to 71,429, a −0.014% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,881 to $52,743, a 3.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Surry County, NC are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.6%), White (Hispanic) (5.37%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.49%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.24%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.54%).

None of the households in Surry County, NC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96% of the residents in Surry County, NC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Surry County, NC are Surry Community College (805 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Surry County, NC was $153,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%.

Most people in Surry County, NC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Surry County, NC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Surry County, NC is home to a population of 71.4k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.99% of Surry County, NC residents were born outside of the country (4.28k people).

In 2022, there were 15.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59k people) in Surry County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.84k White (Hispanic) and 2.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Surry County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Surry County, NC was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Surry County, NC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59k ± 83
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.84k ± 648
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.5k ± 241
11.5%
Hispanic Population
8.22k people

In 2022, there were 15.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59k people) in Surry County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.84k White (Hispanic) and 2.5k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.5% of the people in Surry County, NC are hispanic (8.22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Surry County, NC as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    214,508 ± 11,254 people
  2. India
    79,868 ± 6,912 people
  3. Honduras
    39,759 ± 4,886 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 214,508 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 79,868 and Honduras with 39,759.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.28k people
5.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.03k people

As of 2022, 5.99% of Surry County, NC residents (4.28k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Surry County, NC was 5.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,481 ± 283
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    495 ± 152
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    474 ± 158

Surry County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Surry County, NC employs 31.8k people. The largest industries in Surry County, NC are Manufacturing (5,742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,480 people), and Retail Trade (4,376 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,920), Finance & Insurance ($69,469), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,491).

Males in North Carolina have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,464. The income inequality in North Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

31.8k
2022 Value
± 1,316
−0.535%
1 Year decline
± 5.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Surry County, NC declined at a rate of −0.535%, from 31.9k employees to 31.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Surry County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,568 people), Production Occupations (3,531 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,361 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Surry County, NC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

31.8k
2022 Value
± 1,316
−0.535%
1 Year decline
± 5.83%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Surry County, NC declined at a rate of −0.535%, from 31.9k employees to 31.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Surry County, NC, are Manufacturing (5,742 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,480 people), and Retail Trade (4,376 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Surry County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Surry County, NC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,007
Median earning men ± $2,073
$29,705
Median earning women ± $1,783

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($79,145), Public Administration ($53,657), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,219).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($61,250), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,538), and Wholesale Trade ($54,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.04%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.86M people employed in North Carolina. This represents a 3.04% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in North Carolina.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 490
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 442
    Retail Trade
  3. 405
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Surry County, NC went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.641%).

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing the state of North Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from North Carolina

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Thom Tillis
Senator from North Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Ted Budd
Senator from North Carolina3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Thom Tillis and Ted Budd are the senators currently representing North Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from North Carolina

North Carolina is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Surry County, NC awarded 805 degrees. The student population of Surry County, NC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,093 male students and 1,704 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Surry County, NC are White (584 and 72.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (152 and 18.9%), Unknown (29 and 3.6%), and Black or African American (17 and 2.11%).

The largest universities in Surry County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Surry Community College (805 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Surry County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (194 and 24.1%), Medical Office Management (54 and 6.71%), and General Business Administration & Management (52 and 6.46%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,797 students enrolled in Surry County, NC, 39.1% men and 60.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,942 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Surry County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 194 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Surry County, NC according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
805 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Surry Community College with 805 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 277 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Surry County, NC, which is 0.525 times less than the 528 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 584 degrees mean that there were 3.84 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 152 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,550) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($113) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,700) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.944% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.805% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.16M), Some college (1.84M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Surry County, NC was $153,700 in 2022, which is 0.545 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $136,500 to $153,700, a 12.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Surry County, NC is 72.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Surry County, NC have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Surry County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Surry County, NC is $52,743. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Surry County, NC was Census Tract 9311.03 with a value of $77,609, followed by Census Tract 9301.02 and Census Tract 9310.02, with respective values of $65,318 and $64,141.

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Surry County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.68%.

Property

$153,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,709
$21,105
Median Property Taxes
±$936

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Surry County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.8% of the housing units in Surry County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9311.03
  2. Census Tract 9301.02
  3. Census Tract 9310.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Surry County, NC was Census Tract 9311.03 with a value of $77,609, followed by Census Tract 9301.02 and Census Tract 9310.02, with respective values of $65,318 and $64,141.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Surry County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,743
Median Household Income
± $2,438
29k
Number of Households
± 1,132

In 2022, the median household income of the 29k households in Surry County, NC grew to $52,743 from the previous year's value of $50,881.

The following chart displays the households in Surry County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Surry County, NC is from North Carolina.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in North Carolina
0.47
2021 Wage GINI in North Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0732% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.08%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Surry County, NC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (4.08%).

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Commute Time

25.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Surry County, NC have a shorter commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.75% of the workforce in Surry County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Surry County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Surry County, NC have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Surry County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.68%.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Surry County, NC (12.6k out of 70.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Surry County, NC is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20% of the children was living in poverty in Surry County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 173 in Surry County, NC. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 73.4 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.4% of the population of Surry County, NC has health coverage, with 39.1% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 16.6% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Surry County, NC see 1940 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.15% increase from the previous year (1845 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2472 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 788 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,940 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Surry County, NC

Primary care physicians in Surry County, NC see an average of 1,940 patients per year. This represents a 5.15% increase from the previous year (1,845 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Surry County, NC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 18% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
39.1%
Employer Coverage
17.2%
Medicaid
16.6%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Surry County, NC declined by 0.108% from 12.6% to 12.6%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.2 in Surry County, NC.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.5% in Surry County, NC.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.7% in Surry County, NC.

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