Mount Vernon, Indiana Population 2021

6,376
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Mount Vernon is a city located in Posey County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Posey County. With a 2020 population of 6,376, it is the 103rd largest city in Indiana and the 4174th largest city in the United States . Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.98% annually and its population has decreased by -4.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,687 in 2010. Mount Vernon reached it's highest population of 7,656 in 1980. Spanning over 3 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 2,216 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $67,657 with a poverty rate of 17.45%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $698 per month, and the median house value is $123,200. The median age in Mount Vernon is 40.4 years, 39.7 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 90.11%
  • Black or African American: 5.36%
  • Two or more races: 2.92%
  • Other race: 1.61%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Indiana is 6,376 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,565.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,687.

Mount Vernon, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,93390.11%
Black or African American3535.36%
Two or More Races1922.92%
Some Other Race1061.61%
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Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid $2021

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Mount Vernon Median Age

40.4


Total

39.7


Male

40.6


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 5,138 adults, (1,232 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

31.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

3,542

53.80%

Male

3,042

46.20%

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
Married79.5%20.5%
All60.6%39.4%
Male51.4%48.6%
Female47.9%52.1%
Non Family46.2%53.8%

60.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7992.3260.6
Married1,1772.979.5
Non Family1,1051.1846.2
Female4433.3947.9
Male743.6651.4

2.93

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

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Mount Vernon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade721.60%
9th to 12th Grade2966.59%
High School Graduate1,89342.12%
Some College1,09524.37%
Associates Degree3247.21%
Bachelors Degree52911.77%
Graduate Degree2856.34%
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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
White4,1983,874759
Black21119335
Hispanic955743
2+ Races454520
Other Race26

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 45.26%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,722$48,045$26,988
Less Than 9th Grade$14,648$$13,672
High School Graduate$34,052$52,520$30,375
Some College$30,625$42,596$24,487
Bachelors Degree$52,557$64,250$48,958
Graduate Degree$67,222$71,731$63,077

$36,722

Average Earnings

$48,045

Average Male

$26,988

Average Female

Mount Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

98.27% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 1.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.73% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,8051,01017.40%
Black35012535.71%
Hispanic2617428.35%

17.45%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.36%

Male Poverty Rate

20.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Black, with 35.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 17.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.18%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.77%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.16%
High School18.10%
Some College10.91%
Bachelors or Greater3.61%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.05%
Male Unemployed22.66%
Female Employed10.55%
Male Employed6.19%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,031$67,657
Families$61,532$80,231
Married Families$74,792-
Non Families$32,708$44,247
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Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

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 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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420

Number of Veterans

398

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam196
First Gulf War55
Korea45
Second Gulf War41
World War II5

Mount Vernon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+148
65 to 74112
35 to 5481
55 to 6453
18 to 3426

Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4048.38%
Black167.27%

Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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2.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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62.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.5%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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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72.24%

Born in Mount Vernon

99.07%

Native Born

0.93%

Foreign Born

0.58%

Non Citizen

0.35%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.07% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 72.24% having been born in Indiana. 0.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mount Vernon Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,376-63-0.98%
20206,439-63-0.97%
20196,502-63-0.96%
20186,565-34-0.52%
20176,599-30-0.45%
20166,629-30-0.45%
20156,659-30-0.45%
20146,689-15-0.22%
20136,704-16-0.24%
20126,720-23-0.34%
20116,743-43-0.63%
20106,786-692-0.97%
20007,4782610.36%
19907,217-439-0.59%
19807,6568861.24%
19706,7708001.27%
19605,970-180-0.30%
19506,1505120.87%
19405,6386031.14%
19305,035-249-0.48%
19205,284-279-0.51%
19105,5634310.81%
19005,1324270.87%
18904,7059752.35%
18803,7308502.62%
18702,8800.00%

Mount Vernon Population by Year