Mount Vernon, Illinois Population 2022

14,464
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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 14,464, it is the 167th largest city in Illinois and the 3051st largest city in the United States. Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -2.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,769 in 2020. Spanning over 15 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 992 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $59,111 with a poverty rate of 21.13%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $749 per month, and the median house value is $79,000. 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 Vernonwas:

  • White: 76.10%
  • Black or African American: 15.00%
  • Two or more races: 6.13%
  • Asian: 2.14%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Illinois is 14,464 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,769.

Mount Vernon, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Mount Vernon Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid 2022

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Mount Vernon Median Age

38.6


Total

34.4


Male

41.1


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 11,328 adults, (3,095 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

7,835

53.05%

Male

6,934

46.95%

Mount Vernon Population by Age

Mount Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mount Vernon Household Types

55.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Vernon Households and Families

2.86

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

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Mount Vernon Households by Type

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Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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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 53.48%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,284

Average Earnings

$42,225

Average Male

$25,424

Average Female

Mount Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

95.65% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 4.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.74% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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21.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.58%

Male Poverty Rate

25.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Hispanic, with 40.03% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.81%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

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Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

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 55-64, 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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1,085

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Mount Vernon Veterans by War

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Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

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Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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6.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.44%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

7%

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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78.01%

Born in Mount Vernon

97.80%

Native Born

2.20%

Foreign Born

0.33%

Non Citizen

1.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.80% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 78.01% having been born in Illinois. 0.33% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Mount Vernon Population by Year