Mount Vernon, New York Population 2020

66,955
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Mount Vernon is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 66,955, it is the 8th largest city in New York and the 568th largest city in the United States. Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.47% annually and its population has decreased by -0.50% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 67,292 in 2010. Mount Vernon reached it's highest population of 76,010 in 1960. Spanning over 4 miles, Mount Vernon has a population density of 15,272 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $77,284 with a poverty rate of 14.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,335 per month, and the median house value is $360,300. The median age in Mount Vernon is 38.4 years, 35.9 years for males, and 40.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 80.8 males.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 65.82%
  • White: 21.76%
  • Other race: 7.22%
  • Two or more races: 2.79%
  • Asian: 1.88%
  • Native American: 0.52%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, New York is 66,955, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 67,593.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,292.

Mount Vernon, New York Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American44,78365.82%
White14,80221.76%
Some Other Race4,9147.22%
Two or More Races1,9002.79%
Asian1,2801.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native3560.52%
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Mount Vernon Population Pyramid 2020

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Mount Vernon Median Age

38.4


Total

35.9


Male

40.4


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 53,355 adults, (10,479 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

58.7

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

37,628

55.31%

Male

30,407

44.69%

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
Married57.5%42.5%
All38.2%61.8%
Male32%68%
Non Family30.7%69.3%
Female28.1%71.9%

38.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,2482.6638.2
Non Family9,8231.1730.7
Married7,5673.6757.5
Female6,1673.5628.1
Male1,6913.4732

3.48

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mount Vernon Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,1996.74%
9th to 12th Grade4,2849.03%
High School Graduate13,67328.82%
Some College8,95218.87%
Associates Degree3,7537.91%
Bachelors Degree7,97016.80%
Graduate Degree5,60511.82%
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Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black30,89426,3037,871
White9,4387,9493,538
Hispanic6,2384,9351,680
Other Race2,8022,217605
Asian962822481
Multiple Races870706341
Native American20514744

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 85.45%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,134$41,326$36,957
Less Than High School$22,641$24,954$20,050
High School Grad$30,293$34,030$26,440
Some College$37,874$42,052$35,931
Bachelors Degree$53,980$59,831$51,132
Graduate Degree$72,820$72,743$72,851

$39,134

Average Earnings

$41,326

Average Male

$36,957

Average Female

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

76.12% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 23.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.82% of the population.

Mount Vernon Poverty

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black44,4036,36214.33%
Hispanic11,2102,62823.44%
Other4,8961,10622.59%
White10,7259268.63%
Multiple1,90034117.95%
Asian1,280735.70%
Native356226.18%

14.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.47%

Male Poverty Rate

15.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Hispanic, with 23.44% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Asian, with 5.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.46%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.02%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.11%
High School16.49%
Some College11.01%
Bachelors or Greater4.93%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed35.16%
Female Unemployed25.78%
Female Employed7.01%
Male Employed5.10%

Mount Vernon Income

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,109$77,284
Families$71,763$91,750
Married Families$95,236$116,531
Non Families$35,086$49,923
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Mount Vernon Marital Status

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

29.5%

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 Over 65, 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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1,684

Number of Veterans

1,529

Male Veterans

155

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam550
First Gulf War220
Second Gulf War200
Korea182
World War II121
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Age Group Veterans
75+476
65 to 74413
55 to 64365
35 to 54362
18 to 3468
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,0192.91%
White6024.76%
Hispanic1752.39%
Indian3211.90%
Asian171.57%
Other140.43%

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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8.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Employment Status

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

8%

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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56.55%

Born in New York

67.88%

Native Born

32.12%

Foreign Born

12.67%

Non Citizen

19.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.88% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 56.55% having been born in New York. 12.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202066,955-319-0.47%
201967,274-319-0.47%
201867,593-322-0.47%
201767,915-319-0.47%
201668,234-54-0.08%
201568,288640.09%
201468,224890.13%
201368,1352960.44%
201267,8391010.15%
201167,7383500.52%
201067,388-993-0.15%
200068,3811,2280.18%
199067,1534400.07%
198066,713-6,065-0.87%
197072,778-3,232-0.43%
196076,0104,1110.56%
195071,8994,5370.65%
194067,3625,8630.91%
193061,49918,7733.71%
192042,72611,8073.29%
191030,9199,6913.83%
190021,22810,3986.96%
189010,8306,2448.97%
18804,5861,8865.44%
18702,7000.00%