Black Mountain is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,150 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.
Black Mountain is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (9.09%), management occupations (8.51%), and food service (8.01%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.48% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.43 minutes getting to work every day.
Black Mountain is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.75% 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 $24,597, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,388 for a family of four. However, Black Mountain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Black Mountain is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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.