Lookout Mountain is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,037 people and just one neighborhood, Lookout Mountain is the 218th largest community in Tennessee. Much of the housing stock in Lookout Mountain was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Lookout Mountain home prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, but Lookout Mountain real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Lookout Mountain is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lookout Mountain is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lookout Mountain who work in management occupations (20.18%), healthcare (17.80%), and sales jobs (10.66%).
Of important note, Lookout Mountain is also a town of artists. Lookout Mountain has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Lookout Mountain’s character.
Also of interest is that Lookout Mountain has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Lookout Mountain telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.92% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
In addition, Lookout Mountain is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Lookout Mountain is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lookout Mountain’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Lookout Mountain is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
If knowledge is power, Lookout Mountain is a pretty powerful place. 84.55% of the adults in Lookout Mountain have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Lookout Mountain in 2018 was $94,223, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $376,892 for a family of four.
The people who call Lookout Mountain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lookout Mountain residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lookout Mountain include English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lookout Mountain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Lookout Mountain, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you're a regular supporter of the arts and enjoy outings to the theatre, weekend boutique-ing, or even a finely aged wine with dinner, than you're in good company with the people of the neighborhood. This neighborhood is uniquely immersed with more "urban sophisticates" than 99.5% of neighborhoods across the country. The people here truly stand out as a class among their own. They are an exclusive community characterized by refined tastes, cultural inclinations, and the means to live well. Urban sophisticates live a big city lifestyle, whether or not they live in or near a big city. They are educated executives or managers by week, and serial patrons of the arts by weekend. If this lifestyle pertains to you, than you'll certainly feel right at home in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for urban sophisticates, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for families with school-aged children, highly educated executives and college students.
In addition, do you like to read, write, and learn? Are you curious about the world? If so, this neighborhood may be a good fit for you. NeighborhoodScout's research revealed that a full 84.6% of the adults living in the neighborhood have earned at least a bachelor's degree. This is a higher rate than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.0% of U.S. neighborhoods. In this way, this neighborhood truly stands out.
Also, if you come to know the people here, you will recognize that you're in the company of one of the wealthiest communities in the nation. In fact, a mere 4.1% of America's neighborhoods are wealthier than the neighborhood. Real estate here is exceedingly well-maintained, and similarly, tends to maintain its value over time. The cars driven are mostly luxury brands like Mercedes, Audi, BMW, and Lexus. If the public schools aren't up to snuff, the residents of this neighborhood preferentially send their children to private preparatory schools. Vacation to Disney? Yes, but equally popular are summers in Europe.
Real estate in the neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 96.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.
In addition, one way that the neighborhood really stands out, is that it has more large 4, 5, or additional bedroom homes and real estate than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. When you walk or drive around this neighborhood, you'll instantly notice the size of the homes here which definitely makes a strong visual statement.
The neighborhood has a higher proportion of its residents employed as executives, managers and professionals than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in America. In fact, 71.7% of the employed people here make a living as an executive, a manager, or other professional. With such a high concentration, this truly shapes the character of this neighborhood, and to a large degree defines what this neighborhood is about.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scots-Irish and English ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 7.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Scots-Irish ancestry and 28.6% have English ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Lookout Mountain are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 79.9% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 71.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 18.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (7.6%), and 2.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Italian (3.1%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Lookout Mountain, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (28.6%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (12.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (10.0%), and some of the residents are also of Scots-Irish ancestry (7.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (67.1% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.