Mount Vernon, Missouri Population 2023

4,511

Mount Vernon is a city located in Lawrence County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Lawrence County. With a 2023 population of 4,511, it is the 160th largest city in Missouri and the 7052nd largest city in the United States.Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -0.33% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,526 in 2020. Spanning over 4 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 1,135 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $54,558 with a poverty rate of 19.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Vernon is 44 years, 41.4 years for males, and 46.9 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 95.97%
  • Two or more races: 2.63%
  • Black or African American: 0.82%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Missouri is 4,511 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,526.

Mount Vernon, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid 2023

Mount Vernon Median Age

44

Total

41.4

Male

46.9

Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 3,540 adults, (1,211 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

92.8

Age Dependency Ratio

52

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female2,33552.00%
Male2,15548.00%

Mount Vernon Population by Age

Mount Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.07

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

57.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Male

Female

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

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 87.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 56.57%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$35,059

Average Earnings

$36,973

Average Male

$24,519

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

98.64% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 1.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.93% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

rate

19.81%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.65%

Male Poverty Rate

22.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 20.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 20.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.97%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

48.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

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

446

Number of Veterans

416

Male Veterans

30

Female Veterans

Mount Vernon Veterans by War

Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

count

Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

11%

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

68.47%

Born in Mount Vernon

98.56%

Native Born

0.64%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.56% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 68.47% having been born in Missouri. 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: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Mount Vernon Population by Year