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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.90% 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Signal Mountain is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Signal Mountain a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Signal Mountain has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Signal Mountain doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
If knowledge is power, Signal Mountain is a pretty powerful place. 69.40% of the adults in Signal Mountain have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
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.