Mount Vernon, Kentucky Population 2020

2,414
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Mount Vernon is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 2,414, it is the 130th largest city in Kentucky and the 6941st largest city in the United States. Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -2.54% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,477 in 2010. Mount Vernon reached it's highest population of 2,515 in 2011. Spanning over 2 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 1,174 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $35,520 with a poverty rate of 39.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $515 per month, and the median house value is $86,600. The median age in Mount Vernon is 37.2 years, 35.8 years for males, and 37.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 76.0 males.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 93.97%
  • Native American: 5.18%
  • Black or African American: 0.63%
  • Two or more races: 0.22%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Kentucky is 2,414, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,450.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,477.

Mount Vernon, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,53993.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1405.18%
Black or African American170.63%
Two or More Races60.22%
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Mount Vernon Population Pyramid 2020

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Mount Vernon Median Age

37.2


Total

35.8


Male

37.6


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 2,028 adults, (484 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

1,535

56.81%

Male

1,167

43.19%

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
Married67.6%32.4%
All47%53%
Non Family41.2%58.8%
Female31.9%68.1%
Male10.4%89.6%

47.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9972.5147
Non Family3931.1641.2
Married3493.3667.6
Female2073.5331.9
Male482.9410.4

3.26

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

6.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mount Vernon Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade23913.08%
9th to 12th Grade23212.70%
High School Graduate58231.86%
Some College36720.09%
Associates Degree965.25%
Bachelors Degree20611.28%
Graduate Degree1055.75%
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Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,7101,248279
Native American949426
Black17146
Multiple Races6

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 black people with a rate of 35.29%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$20,562$24,231$15,066
Less Than High School$16,500$$
High School Grad$21,397$32,917$13,897
Some College$25,114$30,724$16,111
Bachelors Degree$$$11,042
Graduate Degree$41,524$$41,463

$20,562

Average Earnings

$24,231

Average Male

$15,066

Average Female

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

99.45% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 0.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.28% of the population.

Mount Vernon Poverty

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,37096440.68%
Native1371712.41%
Multiple66100.00%

39.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

37.36%

Male Poverty Rate

40.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Multiple, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Native, with 12.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 16.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.85%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School52.73%
Bachelors or Greater27.48%
High School25.71%
Some College25.62%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Unemployed88.06%
Male Employed28.27%
Female Employed28.09%

Mount Vernon Income

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$23,467$35,520
Families$31,328$43,687
Married Families$56,750-
Non Families$17,147$21,447
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Mount Vernon Marital Status

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.1%

Male Marriage Rate

33.0%

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 55-64.

Mount Vernon Marital Status by Race

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Mount Vernon Veterans

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135

Number of Veterans

130

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam43
First Gulf War16
Korea10
Second Gulf War5
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5436
65 to 7435
75+32
55 to 6432
18 to 34
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Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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4.62%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Employment Status

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50%

Labor Force Participation

44.5%

Employment Rate

11%

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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80.94%

Born in Kentucky

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 80.94% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,414-18-0.74%
20192,432-18-0.73%
20182,450-4-0.16%
20172,454-18-0.73%
20162,472-12-0.48%
20152,484140.57%
20142,47080.32%
20132,462-46-1.83%
20122,508-7-0.28%
20112,51510.04%
20102,5140.00%