Mountain City is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,418 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mountain City is the 193rd largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns, Mountain City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mountain City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mountain City is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain City who work in office and administrative support (16.38%), sales jobs (13.65%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (9.88%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Mountain City has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Mountain City has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Mountain City than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Mountain City may be for you.
One of the benefits of Mountain City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.43 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In Mountain City, just 12.07% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Mountain City in 2010 was $17,046, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,184 for a family of four. Mountain City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.65% 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 German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Mountain City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.