Mount Airy

An up-and-coming, peaceful community in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Overview for Mount Airy, PA

14,072 people live in Mount Airy, where the median age is 45.6 and the average individual income is $64,630.02. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,072

Total Population

45.6 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$64,630.02

Average individual Income

Schools in Mount Airy, PA

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The following schools are within or nearby Mount Airy. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Houston Henry E School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
Henry Charles W School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
2/5
Blair Christian Academy
PRIVATE
PreK - 7th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for Mount Airy, PA

Mount Airy has 6,205 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Mount Airy do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 14,072 people call Mount Airy home. The population density is 4,654.29 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

14,072

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

45.6

Median Age

50.01 / 49.99%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
6,205

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$64,630.02

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Around Mount Airy, PA

There's plenty to do around Mount Airy, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

73
Very Walkable
Walking Score
58
Bikeable
Bike Score
45
Some Transit
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Poppa's Custard, Wilson's Beverages, and Sweet Trading Company.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 1.56 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.19 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 4.11 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.49 miles 23 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.66 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.87 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars

Welcome Mount Airy

An up-and-coming, peaceful community in the Philadelphia suburbs
 
Bounded on the northwest by Cresheim Valley, which is part of Fairmount Park, Mount Airy is nestled between Wissahickon Gorge and Germantown, enjoying a prime location among the neighborhoods of Philadelphia. This central spot ensures all residents a short commute to anywhere in the city, made even more enticing by the dappled shade thrown by tree-lined streets and rolling hills.

Once included in Germantown township, Mount Airy derives its name from Colonial Pennsylvania’s Chief Justice, William Allen. After he built a gorgeous estate on the land in 1750, it was dubbed Mount Airy. The name eventually came to be attributed to the neighborhood as a whole, though the stylish, historical atmosphere never left.

Today, Mount Airy boasts a population of around 13,000 and a wealth of nature within its borders. Known for its green spaces and urban-suburban feel, Mount Airy is home to styles ranging from Victorian, Italianate, Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and more architectural styles dating from the mid-1700s to housing developments from the 1920s. Brimming with history, stunning architecture, natural spaces, and a growing restaurant scene, Mount Airy appeals to anyone from young professionals to retirees looking to escape the center of Philadelphia.
 

Things to Love

  • Famously and historically open-minded and diverse
  • Access and proximity to acres of incredible parks
  • Peaceful eateries, cafes, and more

People and Lifestyle

Mount Airy is known for its uniquely peaceful and green neighborhood atmosphere. Bordering Fairmount Park as well as other well-known parks, trails, and green spaces, the area teems with small-town energy and fine residential landscaping, creating a charming, popular mood. As a majority of residents are highly educated and own their homes, this suburb is perfect for families and others seeking to relocate.

Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment

Though Mount Airy enjoys proximity to the center of Philadelphia, its historic cobblestone businesses, restaurants, and cafes offer a wealth of options right in the neighborhood. 

Find adventure within the pages of a book at Big Blue Marble Bookstore, a favorite whimsical location of Mount Airy locals. To spice up the wardrobe with unique and regularly updated outfits, stop by Artisans on the Avenue, a premier women’s clothing boutique. Of course, no new nursery is complete without checking out The Nesting House, a store for baby gifts, essentials, and more.

To relax after a long day of shopping around the neighborhood, be sure to enjoy the locally sourced and quality meats and seafood of CinCin Restaurant. Stop at Asian House for some casual, family-friendly Asian cuisine before wrapping up the night with a delicious cold drink at Iron Hill Brewery, McNally’s Tavern, or the Mount Airy Tap Room.

Things to Do

Mount Airy is proud to put the community first, which becomes obvious when considering activity options in and around the area. 
 
One of the most important days in the Mount Airy community is, perhaps unsurprisingly, Mount Airy Day. Complete with local vendors, food, crafts, and entertainment, everyone from children to grandparents enjoy stepping outside with their community to partake in the great shops, eateries, and live music of the neighborhood.  
 
As for constant activity, check out the farmer’s market at Weavers Way Co-op or consider getting in on the planting business yourself by joining up! The whole family will fall in love with Lovett Library & Park, a one-stop shop for reading, enjoying nature, and spending time with your friends and family. The Wissahickon Valley Park offers numerous trails and outdoor activities, and the local Fairmount Park is a must-see, as it’s the largest park in all of Philadelphia.

Schools

Mount Airy is home to several excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:

  • Emlen Elementary School
  • Wissahickon Charter School
 

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