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Mountain City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain City had a population of 681 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mountain City is located at latitude 30.0392 and longitude -97.8915 in Hays County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mountain City (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hays County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

The City of Mountain City (GNIS ID: 2411184) 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.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mountain City is located within Kyle-Buda Division of Hays 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.

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


Total Population 681
Population in Households 681
Population in Familes 621
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,290
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 199
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 244 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 219 (89.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 ( 7.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $227,806
Average Home Value $277,650


Median Household Income $84,302
Average Household Income $98,434
Per Capita Income $34,971
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.8% 1.89%
Households 0.77% 1.8%
Families 0.0% 1.65%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   2.32%
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, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain City to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas 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 # 1138 35th
Population Density1 # 548 69th
Diversity Index2 # 667 62nd
Median Household Income # 128 93rd
Per Capita Income # 191 89th

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