Mountain City, Tennessee Population 2021

2,485
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Mountain City is a city located in Johnson County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Johnson County. With a 2020 population of 2,485, it is the 146th largest city in Tennessee and the 6845th largest city in the United States . Mountain City is currently growing at a rate of 0.98% annually but its population has decreased by -1.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,531 in 2010. Mountain City reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Mountain City has a population density of 737 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mountain City is $44,585 with a poverty rate of 37.41%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $426 per month, and the median house value is $141,500. The median age in Mountain City is 45.7 years, 40.9 years for males, and 55.6 years for females.

Mountain City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mountain Citywas:

  • White: 90.82%
  • Black or African American: 3.30%
  • Two or more races: 2.53%
  • Asian: 2.33%
  • Native American: 0.68%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mountain City, Tennessee is 2,485 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,437.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,531.

Mountain City, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,86990.82%
Black or African American683.30%
Two or More Races522.53%
Asian482.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.68%
Some Other Race70.34%
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Mountain City Population by Race

Mountain City Population Pyramid $2021

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Mountain City Median Age

45.7


Total

40.9


Male

55.6


Female

Mountain City Adults

There are 1,715 adults, (607 of whom are seniors) in Mountain City.

Mountain City Age Dependency

85.7

Age Dependency Ratio

54.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Mountain City Sex Ratio

Female

1,048

50.92%

Male

1,010

49.08%

Mountain City Population by Age

Mountain City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mountain City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male36.8%63.2%
Non Family42.9%57.1%
Female49.4%50.6%
All57.8%42.2%
Married82.9%17.1%

57.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mountain City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8732.0757.8
Non Family4151.1342.9
Married3222.9382.9
Female793.3349.4
Male572.2536.8

2.85

Average Family Size

2.07

Average Household Size

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Mountain City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1549.80%
9th to 12th Grade23014.63%
High School Graduate59637.91%
Some College27117.24%
Associates Degree1539.73%
Bachelors Degree1479.35%
Graduate Degree211.34%
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Mountain City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mountain City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,3951,086163
Black68402
Hispanic45123
Asian3535
2+ Races2121
Native American14
Other Race73

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.68%.

Mountain City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,658$25,066$28,571
Less Than 9th Grade$14,485$15,288$12,969
High School Graduate$26,324$23,021$32,788
Some College$30,833$41,019$27,083
Bachelors Degree$33,542$34,583$31,607
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,658

Average Earnings

$25,066

Average Male

$28,571

Average Female

Mountain City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mountain City Language by Age

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Mountain City Language

96.37% of Mountain City residents speak only English, while 3.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.99% of the population.

Mountain City Language

Mountain City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,64261337.33%
Black342058.82%
Multiple341647.06%
Native1414100.00%
Hispanic391333.33%
Other7457.14%

37.41%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.03%

Male Poverty Rate

37.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mountain City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mountain City is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mountain City is Hispanic, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.92%.

Mountain City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade53.87%
Some College27.83%
High School26.84%
Bachelors or Greater14.29%

Mountain City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed64.29%
Male Employed21.87%
Female Employed5.32%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Mountain City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mountain City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,788$44,585
Families$51,000$56,977
Married Families$63,417-
Non Families$14,594$29,693
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Income by Household Type

Mountain City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Mountain City Married by Age and Sex

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Mountain City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mountain City Marital Status by Race

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Mountain City Marital Status

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213

Number of Veterans

186

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War58
Vietnam56
Korea25
World War II20
First Gulf War5

Mountain City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+84
18 to 3453
65 to 7442
55 to 6419
35 to 5415

Mountain City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White20913.31%
Black45.88%

Mountain City Veterans by Race

Mountain City Veterans by Education

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28.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mountain City Veterans by Education

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38.4%

Labor Force Participation

36.6%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Mountain City Employment by Age

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Mountain City Employment by Race

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Mountain City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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44.80%

Born in Mountain City

96.40%

Native Born

3.60%

Foreign Born

1.60%

Non Citizen

1.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.40% of Mountain City residents were born in the United States, with 44.80% having been born in Tennessee. 1.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mountain City Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,485240.98%
20202,461240.98%
20192,437240.99%
20182,413140.58%
20172,399-30-1.24%
20162,429-28-1.14%
20152,457-11-0.45%
20142,468-33-1.32%
20132,501-15-0.60%
20122,516-5-0.20%
20112,52180.32%
20102,5130.00%

Mountain City Population by Year