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Mountain City, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Mountain City had a population of 2,425 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mountain City: Taylorsville.

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Mountain City, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,425
Daytime Population: Workers 2,545
Daytime Population: Residents 1,382
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,927
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.62
Population in Households 2,331
Population in Familes 1,826
Population in Group Qrtrs 94
Population Density2 734
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $35,088
Average Household Income $48,956
Per Capita Income $21,668


Total Housing Units 1,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 693 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 384 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 208 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $114,024
Average Home Value $147,033


Total Households 1,077
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 666
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.59% -0.6%
Households -0.62% -0.66%
Families 0.44% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2017 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 # 173 60th
Population Density # 143 67th
Diversity Index # 302 30th
Median Household Income # 308 28th
Per Capita Income # 218 49th

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