Black Mountain, NC
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Black Mountain is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 8,278 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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Mountain who work in office and administrative support (9.21%), sales jobs (9.18%), and management occupations (8.17%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.60% 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.

The population of Black Mountain is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.60% of adults in Black Mountain have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Black Mountain in 2010 was $23,961, 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 $95,844 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 English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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