Mountain City, TN
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Mountain City is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,437 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mountain City is the 193rd largest community in Tennessee.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mountain City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.42% of the Mountain City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mountain City is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Mountain City who work in sales jobs (11.91%), office and administrative support (9.87%), and healthcare (9.25%).

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.

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 10.69% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mountain City in 2018 was $19,699, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $78,796 for a family of four. Mountain City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.41% 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 English, German, Irish, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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


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