Mount Vernon, Illinois Population 2020

14,721
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Mount Vernon is a city located in Illinois. With a 2020 population of 14,721, it is the 163rd largest city in Illinois and the 2335th largest city in the United States. Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.43% annually and its population has decreased by -3.64% 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 1,010 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $56,771 with a poverty rate of 24.42%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $674 per month, and the median house value is $76,600. The median age in Mount Vernon is 38.9 years, 36.1 years for males, and 40.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.3 males.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 78.47%
  • Black or African American: 15.14%
  • Two or more races: 3.72%
  • Asian: 2.23%
  • Other race: 0.34%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Illinois is 14,721, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 14,849.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 15,277.

Mount Vernon, Illinois Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,238-291-0.78%
201937,529-291-0.78%
201837,820-291-0.77%
201738,111-136-0.36%
201638,247-43-0.11%
201538,290-87-0.23%
201438,377-270-0.70%
201338,647-11-0.03%
201238,658-91-0.24%
201138,749-10-0.03%
201038,7590.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,61678.47%
Black or African American2,24115.14%
Two or More Races5503.72%
Asian3302.23%
Some Other Race510.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native160.11%
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Mount Vernon Population Pyramid 2020

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Mount Vernon Median Age

38.9


Total

36.1


Male

40.7


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 11,360 adults, (3,038 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

77.9

Age Dependency Ratio

36.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

8,032

54.26%

Male

6,772

45.74%

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Mount Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mount Vernon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.1%13.9%
Male72.1%27.9%
All58.6%41.4%
Non Family49%51%
Female27.9%72.1%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,7352.1358.6
Non Family3,0461.1249
Married2,1602.9686.1
Female1,1463.0427.9
Male3832.7772.1

2.85

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mount Vernon Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4074.03%
9th to 12th Grade1,06510.54%
High School Graduate2,94129.11%
Some College2,51124.86%
Associates Degree1,13611.25%
Bachelors Degree1,13211.21%
Graduate Degree9109.01%
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Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,4017,2581,629
Black1,181981206
Asian201171171
Hispanic1979810
Multiple Races12811422
Other Race185
Native American884

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 85.07%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,013$41,767$26,517
Less Than High School$14,808$24,081$13,475
High School Grad$23,496$25,282$22,917
Some College$32,833$48,132$25,429
Bachelors Degree$40,170$42,301$35,357
Graduate Degree$65,000$110,964$56,275

$32,013

Average Earnings

$41,767

Average Male

$26,517

Average Female

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

95.16% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 4.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.09% of the population.

Mount Vernon Poverty

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White10,9202,45122.45%
Black2,18061428.17%
Hispanic45429965.86%
Multiple55023142.00%
Other401435.00%
Native16425.00%

24.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.43%

Male Poverty Rate

26.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Hispanic, with 65.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 22.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.79%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.24%
High School20.99%
Some College14.46%
Bachelors or Greater4.53%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.16%
Male Unemployed31.46%
Female Employed15.71%
Male Employed9.32%

Mount Vernon Income

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,659$56,771
Families$47,075$70,065
Married Families$65,667-
Non Families$27,459$38,403
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Mount Vernon Marital Status

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

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 Veterans

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1,017

Number of Veterans

917

Male Veterans

100

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam392
First Gulf War155
Korea140
Second Gulf War104
World War II35
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Age Group Veterans
75+340
55 to 64232
65 to 74208
35 to 54147
18 to 3490
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Name Veterans % of Total
White9329.92%
Black493.25%
Asian208.85%
Hispanic124.33%
2 or More127.02%
Indian436.36%

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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10.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Employment Status

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58.3%

Labor Force Participation

53.4%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

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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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77.53%

Born in Illinois

97.71%

Native Born

2.29%

Foreign Born

0.84%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.71% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 77.53% having been born in Illinois. 0.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202014,721-64-0.43%
201914,785-64-0.43%
201814,849-89-0.60%
201714,938-64-0.43%
201615,00250.03%
201514,997-51-0.34%
201415,048-97-0.64%
201315,145-14-0.09%
201215,159-43-0.28%
201115,202-31-0.20%
201015,233-1,036-0.66%
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%