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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Surry County is located in North Carolina with a population of 72,315. Living in Surry County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Surry County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Surry County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$120,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$626
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    27%
  • Own
    73%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    280.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    68.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    710.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,168.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    398.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Surry County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,071
National
$55,322

Surry County Reviews

1 review
I have recently moved to Surry County. Since day one, people have went above and beyond to make me feel at home. Surry County has been an excellent place for me and my family. I would not change a single thing about the county.
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