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The Town of Mount Airy had a population of 9,597 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Airy is located at latitude 39.3762 and longitude -77.1547 in Carroll County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Airy encompass a land area of 4.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Carroll County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The Town of Mount Airy has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Mount Airy is located within District 13, Mount Airy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carroll County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Airy: Mountairy, Parrs Spring Ridge.

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Mount Airy, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 9,597 (100%)
Population in Households 9,512 (99.1%)
Population in Families 8,335 (86.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 85 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 2,328
Diversity Index2 40


Median Household Income $122,812
Average Household Income $156,483
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $56,587
Wealth Index5 185


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,107 (88.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 ( 7.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $407,160
Average Home Value $429,532
Housing Affordability Index3 143


Total Households 3,381
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 2,529
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -0.26% 0.15%
Households 0.03% 0.22%
Families   0.20%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   0.31%

Mount Airy, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Airy to the other 536 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 74th
Population Density # 168 69th
Median Household Income # 102 81st
Housing Affordability Index # 392 73rd
Per Capita Income # 129 76th
Diversity Index # 306 43rd

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