Black Mountain is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,148 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Black Mountain is the 105th largest community in North Carolina.
Black Mountain real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Black Mountain house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Black Mountain is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Black Mountain is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Mountain who work in office and administrative support (11.71%), management occupations (11.14%), and sales jobs (7.82%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.57% 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.
Black Mountain is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.07% of adults in Black Mountain have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Black Mountain in 2010 was $28,797, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,188 for a family of four. However, Black Mountain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Black Mountain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Black Mountain residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Black Mountain include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Black Mountain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.