Signal Mountain is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 8,560 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Signal Mountain is the 82nd largest community in Tennessee.
Signal Mountain home prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, but Signal Mountain real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Signal Mountain is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.98% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Signal Mountain is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Signal Mountain who work in management occupations (16.97%), teaching (12.61%), and sales jobs (11.24%).
Also of interest is that Signal Mountain has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.90% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Signal 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.
Because of many things, Signal Mountain is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Signal Mountain really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Signal Mountain perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Being a small town, Signal Mountain does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Signal Mountain, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Signal Mountain is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.40% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Signal Mountain in 2010 was $47,460, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,840 for a family of four.
The people who call Signal Mountain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Signal Mountain residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Signal Mountain include English, Irish, German, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Signal Mountain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and West Germanic languages.