Mount Carmel is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 5,425 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mount Carmel is the 113th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Carmel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Carmel is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Carmel who work in healthcare (15.57%), office and administrative support (12.34%), and food service (7.10%).
Mount Carmel 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, Mount Carmel’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small town, Mount Carmel doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Mount Carmel rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.14% of adults 25 and older in Mount Carmel have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Mount Carmel in 2010 was $22,033, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,132 for a family of four.
The people who call Mount Carmel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Carmel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Carmel include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and European.
The most common language spoken in Mount Carmel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.