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Mount Vernon, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 17,117 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Mount Vernon, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,117
Population in Households 15,840
Population in Familes 11,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,277
Population Density2 1,819
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $41,120
Average Household Income $55,615
Per Capita Income $23,822


Total Housing Units 8,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,748 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,434 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 852 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $125,676
Average Home Value $153,213


Total Households 7,183
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 4,131
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 0.09% 0.24%
Households 0.12% 0.26%
Families 0.34% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

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, 2018 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 Density # 330 73rd
Diversity Index # 493 60th
Median Household Income # 1018 16th
Per Capita Income # 760 38th

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