Mount Vernon, Missouri Population 2021

4,526
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Mount Vernon is a city located in Lawrence County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Lawrence County. With a 2020 population of 4,526, it is the 148th largest city in Missouri and the 5050th largest city in the United States . Mount Vernon is currently growing at a rate of 0.20% annually but its population has decreased by -1.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,575 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 1,139 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $54,558 with a poverty rate of 18.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $584 per month, and the median house value is $106,400. The median age in Mount Vernon is 45.2 years, 41.1 years for males, and 48.9 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 96.65%
  • Two or more races: 2.15%
  • Black or African American: 0.64%
  • Asian: 0.22%
  • Other race: 0.20%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, Missouri is 4,526 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,526.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,575.

Mount Vernon, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,35496.65%
Two or More Races972.15%
Black or African American290.64%
Asian100.22%
Some Other Race90.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.13%
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Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid $2021

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Mount Vernon Median Age

45.2


Total

41.1


Male

48.9


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 3,493 adults, (1,226 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

98.7

Age Dependency Ratio

54.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

2,317

51.43%

Male

2,188

48.57%

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
Female31.3%68.8%
Non Family57.6%42.4%
All62.2%37.8%
Married71.1%28.9%
Male100%0%

62.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,8692.1862.2
Married841371.1
Non Family728057.6
Female2242.5631.3
Male763.28100

2.9

Average Family Size

2.18

Average Household Size

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Mount Vernon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1253.86%
9th to 12th Grade2838.73%
High School Graduate1,19937.01%
Some College89327.56%
Associates Degree2688.27%
Bachelors Degree2166.67%
Graduate Degree2567.90%
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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
White3,1522,744437
2+ Races767635
Hispanic66
Native American66
Black66

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 46.05%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,095$45,563$20,152
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$30,215$31,866$21,176
Some College$32,563$52,578$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$62,898$116,563$42,500

$32,095

Average Earnings

$45,563

Average Male

$20,152

Average Female

Mount Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

98.92% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 1.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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18.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.94%

Male Poverty Rate

24.98%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 18.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is White, with 18.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.34%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School22.62%
Less Than 9th Grade16.15%
Some College8.90%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed11.72%
Male Employed3.94%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,689$54,558
Families$53,920$73,893
Married Families$60,363-
Non Families$17,113$23,217
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Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

51.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.3%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

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 35-44.

Mount Vernon Marital Status by Race

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Mount Vernon Marital Status

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517

Number of Veterans

482

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam170
Second Gulf War89
Korea85
World War II81
First Gulf War79

Mount Vernon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+253
35 to 54103
65 to 7487
55 to 6474
18 to 34

Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White50514.87%
Hispanic623.08%
2+ Races67.89%
Native American6100.00%

Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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52.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.2%

Employment Rate

8.6%

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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68.26%

Born in Mount Vernon

99.42%

Native Born

0.58%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.42% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 68.26% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,52690.20%
20204,51790.20%
20194,50890.20%
20184,499-9-0.20%
20174,50880.18%
20164,500190.42%
20154,481170.38%
20144,464-27-0.60%
20134,491-41-0.90%
20124,532-17-0.37%
20114,549-14-0.31%
20104,5635461.28%
20004,0172910.75%
19903,7263851.10%
19803,3417412.54%
19702,6000.00%

Mount Vernon Population by Year