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Mountain View, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Mountain View Census Designated Place had a population of 3,761 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mountain View is located at latitude 35.6831 and longitude -81.3689 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the Mountain View Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Catawba County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,102 feet.

The Mountain View Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403314) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mountain View Census Designated Place is located within Township of Hickory, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mountain View population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mountain View, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,761
Daytime Population: Workers 1,149
Daytime Population: Residents 1,975
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,124
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 3,754
Population in Familes 3,251
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 813
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $55,691
Average Household Income $70,260
Per Capita Income $26,143


Total Housing Units 1,504 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,167 (77.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 263 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $137,711
Average Home Value $166,795


Total Households 1,430
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,070
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 0.79% 0.7%
Households 0.66% 0.61%
Families 0.62% 0.52%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

Mountain View, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mountain View to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 207 72nd
Population Density # 297 60th
Diversity Index # 507 31st
Median Household Income # 130 83rd
Per Capita Income # 237 68th

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