Mountain City is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,444 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mountain City is the 198th largest community in Tennessee.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.54% 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 will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Mountain City is worth considering.
Being a small town, Mountain City does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Mountain City have a very low rate of college education: just 9.77% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Mountain City in 2018 was $20,234, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,936 for a family of four. Mountain City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Mountain City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mountain City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mountain City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mountain City include German, English, Italian, Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Mountain City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.