Mountain City, TN Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,383. Estimated population in July 2005: 2,419 (+1.5% change)
Males: 1,124 (47.2%), Females: 1,259 (52.8%)

Johnson County

Zip code: 37683

Median resident age: 43.2 years
Median household income: $16,587 (year 2000)
Median house value: $75,800 (year 2000)

Races in Mountain City:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Black (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (26.9%), Irish (7.7%), English (7.6%), German (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.7%), Scottish (1.9%).

Elevation: 2429 feet

Land area: 3.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mountain City

  • High school or higher: 57.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mountain City town

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 49.5%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 16.3%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -203 (-7.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Mountain City:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (1901 S SHADY ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Mountain City:

  • WATAUGA MEDICAL CENTER (about 21 miles; BOONE, NC)
  • JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; ABINGDON, VA)
  • BLOWING ROCK HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; BLOWING ROCK, NC)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mountain City:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 42 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 59 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 88 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mountain City:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY (about 4 miles; MOUNTAIN CITY, TN; ID: 6A4)
  • VIRGINIA HIGHLANDS (about 22 miles; ABINGDON, VA; ID: VJI)
  • ELIZABETHTON MUNI (about 27 miles; ELIZABETHTON, TN; ID: 0A9)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 19 miles; BOONE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; FT enrollment: 2,412)
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; HICKORY, NC; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 69 miles; BLUEFIELD, WV; FT enrollment: 2,096)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 78 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; FT enrollment: 2,759)

Schools

Public high school in Mountain City:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 701; Location: 500 FAIRGROUND LA; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mountain City:

  • ROAN CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 452; Location: 2410 ROAN CREEK RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MOUNTAIN CITY ELEMENTARY (Students: 411; Location: 301 DONNELLY ST; Grades: PK – 06)
  • JOHNSON COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 348; Location: 500 A FAIRGROUND LA; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • DOE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 199; Location: 7164 HIGHWAY 67 WEST; Grades: PK – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Mountain City:

  • J C F ACADEMY (Students: 15; Location: 936 N CHURCH ST; Grades: KG – 11)
  • MOUNTAIN CITY SDA (Students: 5; Location: 1231 COLD SPRINGS RD; Grades: 1 – 7)

Libraries

Library in Mountain City:

  • JOHNSON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $62,019; Location: 219 N. CHURCH STREET; 15,944 books; 281 audio materials; 381 video materials; 33 serial subscriptions)