Sugar Mountain is a tiny village located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 198 people and just one neighborhood, Sugar Mountain is the 538th largest community in North Carolina.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sugar Mountain is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sugar Mountain is a village of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sugar Mountain who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (14.66%), office and administrative support (10.99%) and food service (10.99%).
Of important note, Sugar Mountain is also a village of artists. Sugar Mountain has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sugar Mountain’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Sugar Mountain is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Sugar Mountain enrolled in college, Sugar Mountain has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Another notable thing is that Sugar Mountain is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the village’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
Sugar Mountain’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Sugar Mountain spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the village are less than they would otherwise be.
Sugar Mountain is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.