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Mountain City, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Mountain City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hays County at latitude 30.0392 and longitude -97.8915. Hays County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 823 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mountain City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mountain City, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mountain City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Mountain City, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 676
Population in Households 676
Population in Familes 618
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,281
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 236
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 200
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 245 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (90.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 6.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $243,750
Average Home Value $255,543


Median Household Income $103,340
Average Household Income $113,842
Per Capita Income $40,917
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.0% 1.83%
Households 1.13% 1.96%
Families 0.12% 1.83%
Median Household Income   0.17%
Per Capita Income   0.28%
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 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 1141 35th
Population Density1 # 549 69th
Diversity Index2 # 723 59th
Median Household Income # 82 95th
Per Capita Income # 108 94th

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