The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 15,017 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 38.3142 and longitude -88.9175 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 512 feet.
The City of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 2395129) 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.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||14,699|
|Population in Familes||10,857|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||318|
|Average Household Size||2.23|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||7,576 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,642 (48.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||2,965 (39.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||970 (12.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$82,383|
|Average Home Value||$114,395|
|Median Household Income||$35,183|
|Average Household Income||$52,639|
|Per Capita Income||$23,271|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||0.65%|
|Per Capita Income||1.5%|
The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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.
|Total Population||# 163||88th|
|Population Density1||# 731||47th|
|Diversity Index2||# 251||82nd|
|Median Household Income||# 1281||6th|
|Per Capita Income||# 936||32nd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.