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Mount Vernon, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 17,069 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 40.3852 and longitude -82.4749 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,004 feet.

The City of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 1086410) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. 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.

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Mount Vernon, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,069
Population in Households 15,744
Population in Familes 11,840
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,325
Population Density1 1,814
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 7,137
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,126
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,006 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,804 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,333 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 869 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $118,492
Average Home Value $145,660


Median Household Income $37,166
Average Household Income $50,501
Per Capita Income $21,667
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.19%
Households 0.06% 0.23%
Families 0.43% 0.01%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.

Mount Vernon, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 111 91st
Population Density1 # 332 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 460 63rd
Median Household Income # 1030 15th
Per Capita Income # 796 35th

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