Mountain City, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 2,437 (84% urban, 16% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.3%
 
Males: 1,195  (49.0%)
Females: 1,242  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

46.1 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 37683.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $29,222 (it was $16,587 in 2000)
Mountain City:

$29,222
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,600 (it was $17,202 in 2000)

Mountain City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $162,403 (it was $74,900 in 2000)
Mountain City:

$162,403
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $153,353; detached houses: $159,123; mobile homes: $65,504

Median gross rent in 2019: $443.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mountain City: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 37.4%
(37.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for Black residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for other race residents, 45.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mountain City, TN (2019)
    • 1,84388.0%White alone
    • 693.3%Black alone
    • 633.0%Hispanic
    • 512.4%Asian alone
    • 482.3%Two or more races
    • 160.8%American Indian alone

Races in Mountain City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 318 registered sex offenders living in Mountain City, Tennessee as of April 10, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mountain City is 8 to 1.


Crime rates in Mountain City by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(40.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(125.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.2)
1
(39.9)
1
(40.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(81.6)
5
(209.3)
7
(292.0)
7
(291.9)
5
(211.9)
5
(195.8)
11
(431.4)
3
(119.8)
4
(160.3)
3
(121.7)
4
(162.4)
3
(123.4)
3
(125.3)
1
(41.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(285.7)
14
(586.0)
15
(625.8)
17
(708.9)
13
(550.8)
5
(195.8)
8
(313.7)
9
(359.4)
7
(280.4)
6
(243.3)
4
(162.4)
0
(0.0)
7
(292.3)
3
(124.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(122.4)
37
(1,549)
49
(2,044)
18
(750.6)
48
(2,034)
29
(1,135)
44
(1,725)
50
(1,997)
60
(2,404)
51
(2,068)
13
(527.8)
3
(123.4)
29
(1,211)
31
(1,288)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(122.4)
6
(251.2)
2
(83.4)
1
(41.7)
4
(169.5)
3
(117.5)
2
(78.4)
4
(159.7)
3
(120.2)
2
(81.1)
2
(81.2)
1
(41.1)
3
(125.3)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(41.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index132.7277.9190.7141.4175.8107.7214.9173.7189.5130.671.532.9116.568.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Mountain City, TN

Crime rate in Mountain City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.74
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (30.5%), English (11.6%), German (8.2%), Irish (7.6%), Scottish (4.6%), European (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 2429 feet

Land area: 3.31 square miles.

Population density: 737 people per square mile   (low).

Mountain City, Tennessee map

80 residents are foreign born (2.0% Latin America).

This town:

3.8%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $601 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $803 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (33.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (102.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (436.3 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Shady Valley, TN (2.8 miles ),
Butler, TN (3.1 miles ),
Neva, TN (3.1 miles ),
Damascus, VA (3.4 miles ),
Holston Valley, TN (3.8 miles ),
Lansing, NC (4.1 miles),
Stony Creek, TN (4.1 miles ),
Valle Crucis, NC (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 36.47 N, Longitude: 81.80 W

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Mountain City, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mountain City, TN in 2019
Mountain City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $54,800
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $65,100
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $370,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $154,500
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $37,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $40,700
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mountain City, TN residents
Average permit cost in Mountain City, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Most common industries in Mountain City, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (7.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.6%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.8%)
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Educational services (12.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.1%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Mountain City, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.1%)
  • Cashiers (6.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)

Average climate in Mountain City, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mountain City, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM2.5
Air Quality Index
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Mountain City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the Mountain City town center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 47.7 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mountain City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 39.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 235.2 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 168.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 129.1 miles away from Mountain City center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from Mountain City center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Heavy Rains: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mountain City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mountain City:

  • (CLOSED) JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (provides emergency services, 1901 SOUTH SHADY STREET)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1901 S SHADY ST)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (PO BOX 49)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTH CARE INC (919 MEDICAL PARK DR)
  • MOUNTAIN CITY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (919 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)
  • FMC MOUNTAIN CITY (120 PIONEER VILLAGE DRIVE #15)
  • JOHNSON CO HOME HEALTH (1987 SOUTH SHADY STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Mountain City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mountain City:

  • Appalachian State University (about 19 miles; Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 17,362)
  • King University (about 22 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 34 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 34 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Wilkes Community College (about 42 miles; Wilkesboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,292)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 47 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 52 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

Public high school in Mountain City:

Private high school in Mountain City:

  • MOUNTAIN YOUTH ACADEMY (Students: 53, Location: 332 HOSPITAL RD, Grades: KG-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mountain City:

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Library in Mountain City:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $62,465; Location: 219 N. CHURCH STREET; 20,084 books; 736 audio materials; 704 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 50 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mountain City: Mountain City Fire Department (A), Johnson County Rescue Squad and EMS (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Pioneer Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Mountain City include: Mountain City First Baptist Church (A), Berea Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Boomer Branch (A), Christian Branch (B), Cold Branch (C), Crooked Branch (D), Furnace Creek (E), Goose Creek (F), Reservoir Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: N & N Ball & Roller Inc (378 Industrial Park Road), Corner Pocket (Arcades & Amusements; 137 Pedro Shoun Lane).

Hotels: Brookside Mountain Cottages (579 Trout Run Road), Americourt of Mountain City (450 Dotson Lane).

Court: Johnson County - Circuit Court Clerk (222 West Main Street).

Birthplace of: Dave Loggins - Country songwriter, Jeff Reynolds - Basketball coache.

Johnson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mountain City and their reported violations in the past:

MOUNTAIN CITY WATER DEPT. (Population served: 10,357, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-2010)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-21-2009)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2008)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In SEP-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2005)
COLD SPRINGS UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 818, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-31-2005), St Public Notif requested (OCT-31-2005), St Public Notif received (2 times from NOV-09-2005 to MAR-20-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2006)
BROWNLOW UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 480, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2008, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-14-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-30-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2009)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-05-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SHADY VALLEY SCHOOL (Address: JOHNSON COUNTY SCHOOLS , Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
NEVA GENERAL STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

57.2%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
114 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
105 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
2 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Banks with branches in Mountain City (2011 data):

  • Farmers State Bank: at 100 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/15; 421 Branch at 889 S Shady St, branch established on 1973/04/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $139.0 mil, Deposits: $112.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Elizabethton Federal Savings Bank: 404 South Shady Street Branch at 404 South Shadt Street, branch established on 1937/06/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $328.3 mil, Deposits: $223.1 mil, headquarters in Elizabethton, TN, positive income, 5 total offices
  • Johnson County Bank: at 241 West Main Street, branch established on 1975/07/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $119.1 mil, Deposits: $96.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Mountain City:

Marital status in Mountain City, TN
  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 13.5%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Mountain City:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mountain City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mountain City, TN (based on Johnson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,18343
Mainline Protestant76910
Catholic1101
Other1-
None9,181-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Johnson County:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.8%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Johnson County:

15.0%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mountain City:

51.2%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mountain City:

47.1%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.0%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.0%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.5%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Mountain City:

56.2%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Mountain City:

76.2%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mountain City, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 16$39,924$29,9430$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$23,440$35,1600$0
Financial Administration 4$9,451$28,3530$0
Streets and Highways 4$10,651$31,9530$0
Sewerage 4$10,682$32,0460$0
Solid Waste Management 3$6,067$24,2680$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,220$25,3204$5,292
Other and Unallocable 1$2,152$25,8240$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$191
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$4,542
Totals for Government 42$106,587$30,45311$10,025

Mountain City government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $269,000 ($110.38)
    Regular Highways: $190,000 ($77.96)
    Sewerage: $133,000 ($54.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $37,000 ($15.18)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,132,000 ($464.51)
    Sewerage: $638,000 ($261.80)
    Police Protection: $434,000 ($178.09)
    General - Other: $372,000 ($152.65)
    Financial Administration: $316,000 ($129.67)
    Regular Highways: $299,000 ($122.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $277,000 ($113.66)
    Central Staff Services: $237,000 ($97.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $215,000 ($88.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $76,000 ($31.19)
    Health - Other: $54,000 ($22.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($6.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,000 ($0.41)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($4.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $112,000 ($45.96)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($3.28)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,310,000 ($537.55)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $161,000 ($66.06)

Mountain City government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $888,000 ($364.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000 ($49.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($15.59)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000 ($5.33)
    Other: $3,000 ($1.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $284,000 ($116.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $53,000 ($21.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $52,000 ($21.34)
    General Revenue - Other: $40,000 ($16.41)
    Donations From Private Sources: $33,000 ($13.54)
    Sale of Property: $16,000 ($6.57)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,804,000 ($740.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $270,000 ($110.79)
    Sewerage: $255,000 ($104.64)
    General Local Government Support: $243,000 ($99.71)
    Highways: $70,000 ($28.72)
  • Tax - Property: $833,000 ($341.81)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $76,000 ($31.19)
    Other Selective Sales: $41,000 ($16.82)
    Other License: $7,000 ($2.87)

Mountain City government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,800,000 ($1559.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,619,000 ($1485.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $181,000 ($74.27)

Mountain City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,861,000 ($2405.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $261,000 ($107.10)

4.72% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($50,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.72%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Carter County, TN  0.62% ($33,364 average AGI)
from Watauga County, NC  0.56% ($46,433)


4.15% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($154,050 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.15%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Carter County, TN  0.59% ($25,258 average AGI)
to Watauga County, NC  0.53% ($34,786)
to Washington County, TN  0.51% ($25,222)
Businesses in Mountain City, TN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mountain City:

  • WMCT (1390 AM; 1 kW; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN; Owner: JOHNSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO,INC)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKSK (580 AM; 5 kW; W.JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: CADDELL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBCV (1550 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mountain City:

  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMMY (106.1 FM; JEFFERSON, NC; Owner: 106.1, INC.)
  • W267AN (101.3 FM; WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: TRIAD FAMILY NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFHG-FM (92.7 FM; ABINGDON, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Mountain City:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W59AK (Channel 59; ZIONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WKPT-TV (Channel 19; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
Mountain City fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Mountain City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 44Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.4mTotal length
  • $8,202,000Total costs
  • 83,730Total average daily traffic
  • 5,014Total average daily truck traffic
  • 136,832Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mountain City, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 121970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mountain City, TN

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 58. The highest number of reported fires - 130 took place in 2007, and the least - 14 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Mountain City, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (51.4%), and Outside Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mountain City, TN
    • 44751.4%Structure Fires
    • 31736.5%Outside Fires
    • 536.1%Other
    • 526.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mountain City, TN
Most common first names in Mountain City, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James10773.8 years
William7175.5 years
John6975.9 years
Mary6876.2 years
Robert6169.0 years
Ruth4577.7 years
Charles4271.4 years
Paul3370.8 years
David2779.0 years
Joseph2670.2 years
Most common last names in Mountain City, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stout8377.8 years
Wilson7276.3 years
Arnold5379.0 years
Johnson5278.2 years
Dunn4667.6 years
Tester4275.6 years
Gentry4073.0 years
Taylor4076.2 years
Snyder3981.0 years
Reece3876.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mountain City, TN
  • 75.4%Electricity
  • 12.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 1.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mountain City, TN
  • 83.2%Electricity
  • 11.7%Wood
  • 3.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Utility gas


Mountain City compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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