Mount Vernon, Illinois Population 2021

14,667
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Mount Vernon is a city located in Jefferson County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Jefferson County. With a 2020 population of 14,667, it is the 163rd largest city in Illinois and the 2350th largest city in the United States . Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -3.99% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,277 in 2010. Mount Vernon reached it's highest population of 17,193 in 1980. Spanning over 15 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 1,006 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $59,111 with a poverty rate of 22.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $714 per month, and the median house value is $78,600. The median age in Mount Vernon is 38.6 years, 34.7 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 77.05%
  • Black or African American: 15.93%
  • Two or more races: 4.28%
  • Asian: 2.07%
  • Other race: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Illinois is 14,667 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,751.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,277.

Mount Vernon, Illinois Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202137,636-24-0.06%
202037,660-24-0.06%
201937,684-24-0.06%
201837,708-337-0.89%
201738,045-169-0.44%
201638,214-58-0.15%
201538,272-102-0.27%
201438,374-267-0.70%
201338,641-17-0.04%
201238,658-91-0.24%
201138,749-6-0.02%
201038,7550.00%

Mount Vernon Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,35977.05%
Black or African American2,34915.93%
Two or More Races6314.28%
Asian3052.07%
Some Other Race620.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.03%
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Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid $2021

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Mount Vernon Median Age

38.6


Total

34.7


Male

41.1


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 11,299 adults, (2,971 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

77

Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

7,887

53.50%

Male

6,855

46.50%

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
Married87.3%12.7%
Male72.7%27.3%
All59.4%40.6%
Non Family49.6%50.4%
Female25.2%74.8%

59.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,4652.2159.4
Non Family2,7071.1249.6
Married2,150387.3
Female1,1613.0525.2
Male4472.7772.7

2.88

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

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Mount Vernon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3383.39%
9th to 12th Grade9519.53%
High School Graduate2,83628.42%
Some College2,55825.63%
Associates Degree1,22412.27%
Bachelors Degree1,18111.83%
Graduate Degree8918.93%
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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
White8,2447,2541,709
Black1,2261,037160
Hispanic21014824
Asian197162162
2+ Races1118414
Other Race3325
Native American763
Islander55

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 82.23%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,161$41,298$24,243
Less Than 9th Grade$15,581$24,271$13,229
High School Graduate$22,092$25,729$20,893
Some College$29,018$51,923$23,285
Bachelors Degree$40,084$41,780$35,139
Graduate Degree$70,268$112,014$56,889

$31,161

Average Earnings

$41,298

Average Male

$24,243

Average Female

Mount Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

95.51% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 4.49% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.99% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,7782,15820.02%
Black2,25166829.68%
Multiple63127042.79%
Hispanic51425750.00%
Other621727.42%
Native31412.90%

22.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.29%

Male Poverty Rate

25.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Hispanic, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Native, with 12.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.81%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.08%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.16%
High School16.22%
Some College12.79%
Bachelors or Greater6.77%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.85%
Male Unemployed19.86%
Female Employed15.57%
Male Employed7.01%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,625$59,111
Families$47,910$70,130
Married Families$65,530-
Non Families$27,247$41,223
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Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.0%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Mount Vernon Marital Status by Race

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Mount Vernon Marital Status

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971

Number of Veterans

833

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam256
First Gulf War167
Second Gulf War155
Korea116
World War II43

Mount Vernon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+322
35 to 54209
55 to 64167
65 to 74160
18 to 34113

Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8649.39%
Black714.33%
Asian177.94%
2+ Races169.41%
Hispanic82.53%
Native American330.00%

Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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6.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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58.4%

Labor Force Participation

53.3%

Employment Rate

8.6%

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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77.00%

Born in Mount Vernon

97.82%

Native Born

2.18%

Foreign Born

0.69%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.82% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 77.00% having been born in Illinois. 0.69% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202114,667-28-0.19%
202014,695-28-0.19%
201914,723-28-0.19%
201814,751-110-0.74%
201714,861-80-0.54%
201614,941-7-0.05%
201514,948-61-0.41%
201415,009-100-0.66%
201315,109-15-0.10%
201215,124-49-0.32%
201115,173-33-0.22%
201015,206-1,063-0.67%
200016,269-719-0.43%
199016,988-205-0.12%
198017,1939230.55%
197016,2707990.50%
196015,471-129-0.08%
195015,6008760.58%
194014,7242,3491.75%
193012,3752,5602.34%
19209,8151,8082.06%
19108,0072,7914.38%
19005,2161,9834.90%
18903,2330.00%

Mount Vernon Population by Year