Mount Vernon, Iowa Population 2021

4,462
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Mount Vernon is a city located in Linn County Iowa. With a 2020 population of 4,462, it is the 93rd largest city in Iowa and the 5090th largest city in the United States . Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually and its population has decreased by -0.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,506 in 2010. Mount Vernon reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 1,278 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $100,149 with a poverty rate of 3.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $757 per month, and the median house value is $203,400. The median age in Mount Vernon is 23 years, 23.5 years for males, and 22.3 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 94.52%
  • Two or more races: 2.43%
  • Asian: 1.51%
  • Black or African American: 1.26%
  • Other race: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.13%
  • Native American: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Iowa is 4,462 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,466.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,506.

Mount Vernon, Iowa Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,20794.52%
Two or More Races1082.43%
Asian671.51%
Black or African American561.26%
Some Other Race70.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.13%
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Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid $2021

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Mount Vernon Median Age

23


Total

23.5


Male

22.3


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 3,327 adults, (436 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

54

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

2,338

52.53%

Male

2,113

47.47%

Mount Vernon Population by Age

Mount Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mount Vernon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family30.6%69.4%
Female43.1%56.9%
All68.9%31.1%
Married97.5%2.5%
Male100%0%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2852.6168.9
Married6933.497.5
Non Family4381.3230.6
Female1372.743.1
Male173100

3.26

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Mount Vernon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade120.56%
9th to 12th Grade361.68%
High School Graduate24311.31%
Some College37217.31%
Associates Degree1938.98%
Bachelors Degree83038.62%
Graduate Degree46321.54%
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Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,1262,0841,276
Asian171717
Black6

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,217$54,619$40,850
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$33,850$$36,250
Some College$42,667$46,582$40,250
Bachelors Degree$48,897$54,244$37,443
Graduate Degree$96,150$109,808$66,058

$47,217

Average Earnings

$54,619

Average Male

$40,850

Average Female

Mount Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

95.95% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 4.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.53% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,282962.93%
Multiple462247.83%
Black22313.64%

3.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.94%

Male Poverty Rate

4.19%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Multiple, with 47.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 2.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 9.42%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade13.95%
High School12.79%
Some College3.19%
Bachelors or Greater1.48%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed4.86%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$71,552$100,149
Families$96,544$131,355
Married Families$111,094-
Non Families$36,184$39,305
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Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Vernon Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Mount Vernon Marital Status

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276

Number of Veterans

210

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam151
First Gulf War116
Second Gulf War55
World War II15
Korea

Mount Vernon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64122
65 to 7489
75+49
35 to 5416
18 to 34

Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

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Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

15.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

2.5%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Vernon Employment by Age

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Mount Vernon Employment by Race

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Mount Vernon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.36%

Born in Mount Vernon

97.15%

Native Born

2.85%

Foreign Born

1.26%

Non Citizen

1.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.15% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 63.36% having been born in Iowa. 1.26% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,462-2-0.04%
20204,464-2-0.04%
20194,466-2-0.04%
20184,468120.27%
20174,456300.68%
20164,426-32-0.72%
20154,458-24-0.54%
20144,482-49-1.08%
20134,531-50-1.09%
20124,581471.04%
20114,534380.85%
20104,4961,1062.86%
20003,390-267-0.76%
19903,6573320.96%
19803,3253070.97%
19703,0184251.53%
19602,5930.00%

Mount Vernon Population by Year