Mount Vernon, Iowa Population 2024

4,481

Mount Vernon is a city located in Linn County Iowa. Mount Vernon has a 2024 population of 4,481. Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.22% annually and its population has decreased by -1.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,537 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $116,155 with a poverty rate of 6.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Vernon is 21.3 years, 21.4 years for males, and 21.3 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Vernon was:

  • White: 92.47%
  • Black or African American: 2.32%
  • Two or more races: 2.1%
  • Asian: 1.57%
  • Other race: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
3.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,283.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.23% (-56)
The current population of Mount Vernon, Iowa is 4,481 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,537.

Mount Vernon, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,18892.47%
Black or African American1052.32%
Two or more races952.1%
Asian711.57%
Other race601.32%
Native American100.22%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Vernon Median Age

21.3

Total

21.4

Male

21.3

Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 3,249 adults, (393 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

13.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female2,47654.67%
Male2,05345.33%

Mount Vernon Population by Age

Mount Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1583.018020
Married7213.7896.33.7
Non Family2721.0640.859.2
Female1142.5561.438.6
Male513.671000
showing: 5 rows

3.58

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 95.12%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,336

Average Earnings

$51,680

Average Male

$58,491

Average Female

Mount Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Vernon Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mount Vernon Language

97.26% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 2.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.71% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,3182056.18%
Multiple12866.67%
Black5347.55%
Hispanic6123.28%
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6.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.08%

Male Poverty Rate

5.43%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Multiple, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Hispanic, with 3.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 13.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.01%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade59.32%
High School5.19%
Some College3.16%
Bachelors or Greater1.57%
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Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed25%
Female Employed4.76%
Male Employed4.73%
Female Unemployed
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Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.8%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Vernon Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mount Vernon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Mount Vernon Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mount Vernon Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

163

Number of Veterans

107

Male Veterans

56

Female Veterans

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Mount Vernon Veterans by War

count

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Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

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Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

7.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Vernon Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Vernon Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Vernon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

64.83%

Born in Mount Vernon

98.34%

Native Born

1.66%

Foreign Born

0.6%

Non Citizen

1.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.34% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 64.83% having been born in Iowa. 0.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Mount Vernon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,431-10-0.23%
20284,441-10-0.22%
20274,451-10-0.22%
20264,461-10-0.22%
20254,471-10-0.22%
20244,481-10-0.22%
20234,491-10-0.22%
20224,501-10-0.22%
20214,511-26-0.57%
20204,537360.8%
20194,50190.2%
20184,492200.45%
20174,472300.68%
20164,442-33-0.74%
20154,475-22-0.49%
20144,497-49-1.08%
20134,546-49-1.07%
20124,595471.03%
20114,548390.86%
20104,5091,11933.01%
20003,390-267-7.3%
19903,6573329.98%
19803,32530710.17%
19703,01842516.39%
19602,593
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Mount Vernon Population by Year