Ararat is a community in Surry County, North Carolina. It is part of the Long Hill Township, and falls within the Mount Airy Metro Area. It is named after the Ararat River.
Professional occupations and production of goods are the major commercial activities here. The cost of living here is 8.90% lower than the country average.
The town gets 46 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation annually is 113. Snowfall is about 10 inches per year.