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Mountain City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Mountain City had a population of 2,470 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mountain City is located at latitude 36.4694 and longitude -81.8049 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mountain City (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,418 feet.

The Town of Mountain City (GNIS ID: 2406215) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Mountain City is located within Commissioner District 7, a minor civil division (MCD) of Johnson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mountain City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain City: Taylorsville.

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Mountain City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,470
Population in Households 2,376
Population in Familes 1,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density1 747
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,085
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 672
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,293 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 692 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 394 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (16.1%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $149,530


Median Household Income $34,431
Average Household Income $45,776
Per Capita Income $20,105
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.29%
Households -0.61% -0.45%
Families 0.66% -0.6%
Median Household Income   1.34%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mountain City, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain City to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 172 60th
Population Density1 # 139 68th
Diversity Index2 # 298 30th
Median Household Income # 291 32nd
Per Capita Income # 241 44th

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