Mountain View, AR


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Mountain View is a very small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 2,837 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mountain View is the 108th largest community in Arkansas.

When you are in Mountain View, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.58% of Mountain View’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Mountain View is a city of service providers, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain View who work in farm management occupations (16.31%), food service (11.59%), and office and administrative support (9.81%).

In addition, many people in Mountain View have jobs in agriculture, more so than in most other communities in America. As a result, you will see quite a number of farms around town.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.65% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mountain View has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mountain View has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mountain View than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mountain View may be for you.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mountain View spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 12.79 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In Mountain View, just 10.37% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Mountain View in 2010 was $14,770, which is lower middle income relative to Arkansas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $59,080 for a family of four. Mountain View also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.45% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Mountain View home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mountain View residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mountain View include English, Irish, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Mountain View is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.

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