Mount Vernon, Illinois Population 2024

13,874

Mount Vernon is a city located in Jefferson County Illinois. Mount Vernon has a 2024 population of 13,874. It is also the county seat of Jefferson County.Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -1.46% annually and its population has decreased by -4.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,554 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $66,617 with a poverty rate of 19.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Vernon is 38.7 years, 34.3 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 77.54%
  • Black or African American: 12.57%
  • Two or more races: 7.76%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Other race: 0.58%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
Land Area (mi²)
14.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
951.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.67% (-680)
The current population of Mount Vernon, Illinois is 13,874 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 14,554.

Mount Vernon, Illinois Population 2024

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Mount Vernon Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,43077.54%
Black or African American1,85312.57%
Two or more races1,1447.76%
Asian2011.36%
Other race850.58%
Native American210.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.04%
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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

38.7

Total

34.3

Male

43.1

Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 11,247 adults, (2,941 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

77.5

Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female7,46950.67%
Male7,27149.33%

Mount Vernon Population by Age

Mount Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,1952.3154.145.9
Non Family2,4651.1839.160.9
Married2,1673.0282.717.3
Female1,2193.093070
Male3443.0667.432.6
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2.89

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

54.1%

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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.83%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,090

Average Earnings

$44,675

Average Male

$28,465

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

96.64% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 3.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White10,8791,86217.12%
Black1,67554832.72%
Multiple1,13926022.83%
Other703448.57%
Hispanic612243.92%
Asian19342.07%
Native2114.76%
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19.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.38%

Male Poverty Rate

24.61%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Other, with 48.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Asian, with 2.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.29%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.42%
Some College16.65%
High School15.7%
Bachelors or Greater7.32%
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Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed52.71%
Male Unemployed16.41%
Female Employed12.94%
Male Employed5.11%
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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

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

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

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

980

Number of Veterans

885

Male Veterans

95

Female Veterans

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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

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.6%

Employment Rate

8.2%

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

76.07%

Born in Mount Vernon

97.92%

Native Born

2.08%

Foreign Born

0.41%

Non Citizen

1.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.92% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 76.07% having been born in Illinois. 0.41% 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
202912,849-205-1.57%
202813,054-205-1.55%
202713,259-205-1.52%
202613,464-205-1.5%
202513,669-205-1.48%
202413,874-205-1.46%
202314,079-205-1.44%
202214,284-205-1.41%
202114,489-65-0.45%
202014,554-109-0.74%
201914,663-45-0.31%
201814,708-120-0.81%
201714,828-86-0.58%
201614,914-3-0.02%
201514,917-63-0.42%
201414,980-98-0.65%
201315,078-12-0.08%
201215,090-48-0.32%
201115,138-32-0.21%
201015,170-1,099-6.76%
200016,269-719-4.23%
199016,988-205-1.19%
198017,1939235.67%
197016,2707995.16%
196015,471-129-0.83%
195015,6008765.95%
194014,7242,34918.98%
193012,3752,56026.08%
19209,8151,80822.58%
19108,0072,79153.51%
19005,2161,98361.34%
18903,233
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Mount Vernon Population by Year