Signal Mountain, TN
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Signal Mountain is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 8,528 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 92.93% 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 (18.86%), sales jobs (13.95%), and healthcare (10.22%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.83% 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.

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.

Signal Mountain 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, Signal Mountain’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Signal Mountain. 62.44% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Signal Mountain in 2010 was $46,867, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $187,468 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Signal Mountain include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Signal Mountain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and West Germanic languages.

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