Mount Vernon, Kentucky Population 2022

2,449
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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.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 97.31%
  • Two or more races: 1.37%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Black or African American: 0.46%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Kentucky is 2,449 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,453.

Mount Vernon, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,13297.31%
Black or African American100.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native190.87%
Two or More Races301.37%
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Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid 2022

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Mount Vernon Median Age

43.3


Total

39.6


Male

45.6


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 1,748 adults, (436 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

1,243

56.73%

Male

948

43.27%

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
Married76.3%23.7%
All48%52%
Non Family42%58%
Female13.9%86.1%
Male0%100%

48.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8522.3348
Married3332.9776.3
Male113.180
Female2083.0113.9
Non Family3001.1142

2.94

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Mount Vernon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1137.42%
9th to 12th Grade27317.93%
High School Graduate50333.03%
Some College25516.74%
Associates Degree634.14%
Bachelors Degree22114.51%
Graduate Degree956.24%
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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
2+ Races131310
Black10104
Native American19196
White1,4811,095296

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%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$18,628$28,802$14,803
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$20,536$33,281$15,147
Some College$31,212$53,214$
Bachelors Degree$13,454$2,500$13,816
Graduate Degree$44,750$$44,357

$18,628

Average Earnings

$28,802

Average Male

$14,803

Average Female

Mount Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

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.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,9651,03052.42%
OtherNaN%

51.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

45.51%

Male Poverty Rate

55.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

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%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade64.02%
High School33.08%
Some College31.25%
Bachelors or Greater36.27%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed28.41%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed36.64%
Female Unemployed100.00%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$18,542$39,884
Families$20,833$48,759
Married Families$80,250-
Non Families$13,750$23,064
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Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

36.5%

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 45-54, 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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90

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War4
Vietnam43
Korea
World War II

Mount Vernon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 543
55 to 6432
65 to 7436
75+19

Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

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Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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7.23%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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50.1%

Labor Force Participation

46.2%

Employment Rate

7.6%

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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86.54%

Born in Mount Vernon

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 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.

Mount Vernon Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,4770.00%
20112,475-2-0.08%
20122,473-2-0.08%
20132,471-2-0.08%
20142,469-2-0.08%
20152,467-2-0.08%
20162,465-2-0.08%
20172,463-2-0.08%
20182,461-2-0.08%
20192,459-2-0.08%
20202,453-6-0.24%
20212,451-2-0.08%
20222,449-2-0.08%

Mount Vernon Population by Year