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Surry County, NC&

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0.55% decline
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3.27% growth
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1.41% decline
Median Property Value
3.29% growth


The economy of Surry County, NC employs 29,683 people. The economy of Surry County, NC is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Construction, which employ respectively 3.06; 1.99; and 1.57 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Surry County, NC are Manufacturing (4,377), Healthcare & Social Assistance (4,305), and Retail trade (4,261), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,979), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($44,554), and Finance & Insurance ($35,645).

Median household income in Surry County, NC is $37,345. Males in Surry County, NC have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,550. The income inequality of Surry County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.397 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Surry County, NC. In Surry County, NC the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 62 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,458. Robeson County, NC has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in North Carolina.


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Surry County, NC is home to a population of 72,767 people, from which 96.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Surry County, NC is composed of 61,626 White residents (84.7%), 7,222 Hispanic residents (9.9%), 2,665 Black residents (3.66%), 542 Two+ residents (0.74%), and 417 Asian residents (0.57%). The most common foreign languages in Surry County, NC are Spanish (5,385 speakers), Vietnamese (125 speakers), and Other Asian (100 speakers), but compared to other places, Surry County, NC has a relative high number of Spanish (5,385 speakers), Other Native North American (22 speakers), and Other Asian (100 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Surry County, NC awarded 789 degrees. The student population of Surry County, NC is skewed towards females, with 360 male students and 429 female students. Most students in Surry County, NC are White (666 and 84.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (65 and 8.24%), Black or African American (22 and 2.79%), and Unknown (21 and 2.66%). The largest universities in Surry County, NC by number of graduates are Surry Community College (789 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Surry County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (169 and 21.4%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (48 and 6.08%), and Registered Nursing (42 and 5.32%). The median tuition costs in Surry County, NC are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Surry County, NC is $119,300, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $115,500 to $119,300, a 3.29% increase. The homeownership rate of Surry County, NC is 72.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Surry County, NC have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Surry County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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