Mount Vernon, Kentucky Population 2024

2,488

Mount Vernon is a city located in Rockcastle County Kentucky. Mount Vernon has a 2024 population of 2,488. It is also the county seat of Rockcastle County.Mount Vernon is currently growing at a rate of 0.32% annually and its population has increased by 1.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,457 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $47,788 with a poverty rate of 31.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Vernon is 45.4 years, 39 years for males, and 48.7 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 93.04%
  • Two or more races: 6.32%
  • Native American: 0.34%
  • Black or African American: 0.3%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,210.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.26% (31)
The current population of Mount Vernon, Kentucky is 2,488 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,457.

Mount Vernon, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,17993.04%
Two or more races1486.32%
Native American80.34%
Black or African American70.3%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Vernon Median Age

45.4

Total

39

Male

48.7

Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 1,866 adults, (495 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

70.8

Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female1,20451.41%
Male1,13848.59%

Mount Vernon Population by Age

Mount Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8892.3948.551.5
Married3562.9162.937.1
Non Family3291.0648.651.4
Female1483.4314.285.8
Male564.246.453.6
showing: 5 rows

3.09

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

48.5%

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 black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,341

Average Earnings

$34,659

Average Male

$24,375

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

99.32% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 0.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.23% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,99666833.47%
Multiple14885.41%
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31.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.64%

Male Poverty Rate

36.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 33.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Multiple, with 5.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.81%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.73%
Bachelors or Greater23.08%
High School21.37%
Some College11.7%
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Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed76%
Female Employed16.03%
Male Employed2.33%
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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

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.1%

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 45-54, 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

83

Number of Veterans

83

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Mount Vernon Veterans by War

count

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Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

count

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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

12.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

50.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

45.3%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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

85.23%

Born in Mount Vernon

100%

Native Born

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 85.23% having been born in Kentucky. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mount Vernon Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,52880.32%
20282,52080.32%
20272,51280.32%
20262,50480.32%
20252,49680.32%
20242,48880.32%
20232,48080.32%
20222,47280.32%
20212,46470.28%
20202,457783.28%
20192,379-17-0.71%
20182,39610.04%
20172,395-18-0.75%
20162,413-13-0.54%
20152,426100.41%
20142,41680.33%
20132,408-46-1.87%
20122,454-10-0.41%
20112,464-1-0.04%
20102,465
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Mount Vernon Population by Year