Mount Vernon is a city located in Rockcastle County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Rockcastle County. With a 2020 population of 2,449, it is the 140th largest city in Kentucky and the 9857th largest city in the United States. Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.08% annually and its population has decreased by -0.16% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,453 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 1,191 people per square mile.
The average household income in Mount Vernon is $36,521 with a poverty rate of 51.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $557 per month, and the median house value is $83,900. The median age in Mount Vernon is 38.9 years, 41.1 years for males, and 38.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Vernonwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 76.92%.
99.27% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 0.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.44% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 52.42% 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 18.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.25%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Mount Vernon
100.00% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 86.54% 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.