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Mount Vernon, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 17,137 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 40.3934 and longitude -82.4857 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon 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.


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Mount Vernon, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Mount Vernon, OH Housing Affordability Index is 168
State of Ohio Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Mount Vernon, OH Wealth Index is 54
State of Ohio Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 17,137 (100%)
Population in Households 15,833 (92.4%)
Population in Families 11,858 (69.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,304 ( 7.6%)
Population Density 1,796
Diversity Index2 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $41,941
Average Household Income $56,412
Per Capita Income $23,603
Wealth Index4 54

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,749 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,474 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 827 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $119,293
Housing Affordability Index3 168
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 7,223
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 4,142
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.09% 0.2%
Households 0.17% 0.28%
Families 0.33% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2019 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 # 340 72nd
Diversity Index # 506 58th
Median Household Income # 1020 16th
Per Capita Income # 887 27th

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