Surry County, NC Demographics

The total population of Surry County is estimated to be 71,429 with 34,926 males (48.90%) and 36,503 females (51.10%). There are 1,577 more females than males in Surry County.
The median household income in Surry County was $54,998 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 4,030(7.91%) from $50,968 in 2020. This income is 73.72% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Surry County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $53,770. Overall, the median household income for the county of Surry County stands at $44,485.
In Surry County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $33,523 for males and $22,444 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $46,022 for males and $40,840 for females.
In Surry County, there are just three different racial groups among households. Among these, White households report a median household income of $48,365, followed by Some Other Race households at $43,953, and Two or More Races households with a median household income of $37,123.
In 2022, the population of Surry County was 71,403, a 0.29% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Surry County's population was 71,196, a decline of 0.25% compared to a population of 71,372 in 2020.
The median age in Surry County, NC is 43.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.37% were under the age of 15, 17.79% aged 15 to 29, 44.41% aged 30 to 64, 17.97% aged 65 to 84, and 2.46% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Surry County population: 88.54% are White, 3.91% are Black or African American, 0.30% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.68% are Asian, 0.05% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 3.13% are some other race and 3.40% are multiracial.