Mount Airy, MD
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Living in Mount Airy


Mount Airy is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 9,458 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mount Airy is the 85th largest community in Maryland.

Mount Airy home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Mount Airy real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Mount Airy is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.45% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Mount Airy is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Airy who work in office and administrative support (13.61%), management occupations (13.11%), and sales jobs (9.78%).

Also of interest is that Mount Airy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Mount Airy is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mount Airy really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mount Airy perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Mount Airy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.68 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Mount Airy ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Mount Airy, 44.59% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Mount Airy in 2018 was $45,364, which is upper middle income relative to Maryland, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $181,456 for a family of four.

Mount Airy is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, English, Italian, and Polish.

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