Mount Airy has the 2654th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.0% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Mount Airy is part of the Washington DC metro area. Unemployment in the Washington DC area is 3%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Washington DC has the 6th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Mount Airy is above average at $66,790, and the median cost of a home in Mount Airy is $334,600, which is above the national average. 42% of workers in Mount Airy hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 93% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Mount Airy. 83% of Mount Airy workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 6% walk. People in Mount Airy spend an average of 37 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.