Mountain City, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 2,504 (84% urban, 16% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.1%
 
Males: 1,139  (45.5%)
Females: 1,365  (54.5%)
Median resident age:  45.6 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37683.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,753 (it was $16,587 in 2000)
Mountain City:

$26,753
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,806 (it was $17,202 in 2000)

Mountain City town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,241 (it was $74,900 in 2000)
Mountain City:

$116,241
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $129,375; Detached houses: $134,755; Townhouses or other attached units: $226,710; In 2-unit structures: $25,778; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $66,287; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,021; Mobile homes: $63,449

Median gross rent in 2012: $508.

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  • White alone - 2,418 (95.5%)
  • Hispanic - 56 (2.2%)
  • Black alone - 25 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mountain City: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (53.7%), English (10.4%), German (9.8%), Scottish (3.0%), Irish (2.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Elevation: 2429 feet

Land area: 3.31 square miles.

Population density: 757 people per square mile   (low).

Mountain City,TN real estate house value index trend

Mountain City, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Mountain City:

  • High school or higher: 69.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mountain City town:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

8 residents are foreign born

This town:  0.3%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Mountain City, Tennessee as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mountain City to the number of sex offenders is 120 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $716 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $854 (0.7%)

Mountain City satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.47 N, Longitude: 81.80 W

Area code: 423

Mountain City household income distribution Mountain City home values distribution

Crime rates in Mountain City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000001000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.040.80.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 001010300001
per 100,000 0.00.040.50.040.60.0125.60.00.00.00.039.2
Robberies 000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.041.90.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 2911325775511
per 100,000 83.2370.740.540.5121.881.6209.3292.0291.9211.9195.8431.4
Burglaries 15896571415171358
per 100,000 624.0329.5364.4242.9203.0285.7586.0625.8708.9550.8195.8313.7
Thefts 2521111543374918482944
per 100,000 1039.9864.9445.3607.3162.4122.41548.82044.2750.62033.91135.51725.5
Auto thefts 244373621432
per 100,000 83.2164.7161.9121.5284.2122.4251.283.441.7169.5117.578.4
Arson 001100010000
per 100,000 0.00.040.540.50.00.00.041.70.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 112.7150.5100.561.4104.1137.7288.6198.0146.8182.6111.8223.1

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mountain City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 9 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.0%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -203 (-7.8%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Mountain City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mountain City, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mountain City, Tennessee average temperatures Mountain City, Tennessee average precipitation Mountain City, Tennessee humidity Mountain City, Tennessee wind speed Mountain City, Tennessee snowfall Mountain City, Tennessee sunshine Mountain City, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

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 slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) 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, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 48.6 miles away from the 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
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 183.7 miles away from Mountain City center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 50.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Johnson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mountain City topographic map

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

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)
  • FMC MOUNTAIN CITY (120 PIONEER VILLAGE DRIVE #15)
  • JOHNSON CO HOME HEALTH (1987 SOUTH SHADY STREET)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTH CARE INC (919 MEDICAL PARK DR)
  • MOUNTAIN CITY CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (919 MEDICAL PARK DRIVE)

Airports located in Mountain City:

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: 22; Location: 332 HOSPITAL RD; Grades: 2 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mountain City:

See full list of schools located in Mountain City

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 44.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.1
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

9.14

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 38.4%
(39.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Mountain City, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Mountain City travel time to work - commute Mountain City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (73%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.38%
Here: 54.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents62.9%10.1%8.5%5.7%4.1%
Congregations36.5%15.4%13.5%11.5%1.9%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsPresbyterian Church (USA)Independent Free Will Baptists AssociationsAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.4%1.5%1.2%1.2%2.5%
Congregations3.8%5.8%1.9%1.9%7.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Johnson County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Johnson County:

31.8%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$9,003$27,0090$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$4,540
Police Protection - Officers 9$22,285$29,7130$0
Streets and Highways 5$13,007$31,2170$0
Health 1$2,701$32,4120$0
Solid Waste Management 3$5,629$22,5160$0
Sewerage 3$8,020$32,0800$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,853$23,1188$7,264
Water Supply 15$33,701$26,9610$0
Totals for Government 42$98,199$28,05715$11,804

Mountain City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $305,000 ($121.81)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $774,000 ($309.11)
    Sewerage: $372,000 ($148.56)
    Police Protection: $342,000 ($136.58)
    General - Other: $220,000 ($87.86)
    Financial Administration: $172,000 ($68.69)
    Regular Highways: $171,000 ($68.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $112,000 ($44.73)
    Parks & Recreation: $64,000 ($25.56)
    Fire Protection: $48,000 ($19.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $24,000 ($9.58)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($3.19)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $739,000 ($295.13)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $242,000 ($96.65)

Mountain City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $552,000 ($220.45)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $379,000 ($151.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $325,000 ($129.79)
    Interest Earnings: $145,000 ($57.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,228,000 ($490.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $216,000 ($86.26)
    All Other: $160,000 ($63.90)
    Highways: $71,000 ($28.35)
  • Tax - Property: $305,000 ($121.81)
    Other Selective Sales: $84,000 ($33.55)
    Public Utilities: $52,000 ($20.77)

Mountain City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,005,000 ($1599.44)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $4,005,000 ($1599.44)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $325,000 ($129.79)
    End of Fiscal Year: $236,000 ($94.25)

Mountain City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $895,000 ($357.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,984,000 ($792.33)

4.65% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,393 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.65%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Watauga County, NC  0.65% ($29,686 average AGI)
from Carter County, TN  0.61% ($15,576)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.26% ($21,786)


4.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.49%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Carter County, TN  0.59% ($25,375 average AGI)
to Watauga County, NC  0.50% ($20,778)
to Washington County, TN  0.33% ($14,778)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Mountain City, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 19
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 30
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 10
  • Fatalities: 22
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 54
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Mountain City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $6,460,000
Total average daily traffic: 43,220
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,165
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 77,072

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mountain City, TN

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 62
See full 2006 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
Businesses in Mountain City, TN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
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