Mountain City, TN
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Mountain City is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,475 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mountain City is the 193rd largest community in Tennessee.

Mountain City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mountain City is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain City who work in sales jobs (16.72%), office and administrative support (15.52%), and healthcare (10.16%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mountain City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mountain City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mountain City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.57 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.

Mountain City 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.

The percentage of people in Mountain City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.59% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mountain City in 2010 was $16,143, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,572 for a family of four. Mountain City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.72% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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