Mount Vernon, New York Population 2021

66,725
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Mount Vernon is a city located in Westchester County New York. With a 2020 population of 66,725, it is the 8th largest city in New York and the 567th largest city in the United States . Mount Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -0.84% 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 15,220 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Vernon is $82,029 with a poverty rate of 13.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,363 per month, and the median house value is $362,200. The median age in Mount Vernon is 40.1 years, 37.6 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Mount Vernon Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 65.83%
  • White: 20.50%
  • Other race: 8.02%
  • Two or more races: 2.99%
  • Asian: 2.04%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Vernon, New York is 66,725 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 67,655.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 67,292.

Mount Vernon, New York Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American44,69965.83%
White13,92020.50%
Some Other Race5,4478.02%
Two or More Races2,0292.99%
Asian1,3832.04%
American Indian and Alaska Native4180.62%
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Mount Vernon Population by Race

Mount Vernon Population Pyramid $2021

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Mount Vernon Median Age

40.1


Total

37.6


Male

41.6


Female

Mount Vernon Adults

There are 54,262 adults, (10,717 of whom are seniors) in Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon Age Dependency

55.9

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

36,970

54.45%

Male

30,926

45.55%

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
Married57.2%42.8%
All37.8%62.2%
Male33.9%66.1%
Non Family29.8%70.2%
Female26.8%73.2%

37.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Mount Vernon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,7632.637.8
Non Family10,6711.1929.8
Married7,8463.757.2
Female5,7283.5326.8
Male1,5183.333.9

3.49

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Mount Vernon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,9746.14%
9th to 12th Grade4,6579.61%
High School Graduate13,52327.91%
Some College9,00718.59%
Associates Degree4,1628.59%
Bachelors Degree8,26217.05%
Graduate Degree5,87312.12%
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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
Black31,87327,1458,321
White9,3267,9253,628
Hispanic6,4095,1131,772
Other Race3,2182,512650
Asian1,006833490
2+ Races845693329
Native American27519242

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.17%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.71%.

Mount Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,979$44,743$39,261
Less Than 9th Grade$24,863$26,875$22,240
High School Graduate$31,446$37,727$26,845
Some College$40,722$44,599$36,936
Bachelors Degree$56,257$60,161$53,551
Graduate Degree$76,474$76,681$76,224

$41,979

Average Earnings

$44,743

Average Male

$39,261

Average Female

Mount Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Vernon Language by Age

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Mount Vernon Language

76.22% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 23.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.86% of the population.

Mount Vernon Language

Mount Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black44,2565,93613.41%
Hispanic10,9302,52723.12%
Other5,4211,02018.82%
White10,5649559.04%
Multiple2,02936317.89%
Asian1,3831107.95%

13.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.70%

Male Poverty Rate

14.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Hispanic, with 23.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Asian, with 7.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.50%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.20%.

Mount Vernon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.58%
High School15.83%
Some College10.64%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.37%
Male Unemployed26.79%
Female Employed6.93%
Male Employed4.92%

Mount Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$59,907$82,029
Families$78,648$100,242
Married Families$96,725$126,339
Non Families$35,890$51,742
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Income by Household Type

Mount Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

33.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.9%

Male Marriage Rate

29.6%

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 35-44.

Mount Vernon Marital Status by Race

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Mount Vernon Marital Status

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1,733

Number of Veterans

1,529

Male Veterans

204

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam493
First Gulf War277
Second Gulf War235
Korea151
World War II126

Mount Vernon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+513
55 to 64402
35 to 54395
65 to 74341
18 to 3482

Mount Vernon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black1,0392.88%
White5834.85%
Hispanic2152.92%
Native American3912.96%
Other Race310.84%
2+ Races212.15%
Asian201.64%

Mount Vernon Veterans by Race

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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11.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Vernon Veterans by Education

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65.1%

Labor Force Participation

60.8%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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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56.38%

Born in Mount Vernon

68.54%

Native Born

31.46%

Foreign Born

12.15%

Non Citizen

19.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.54% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 56.38% having been born in New York. 12.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mount Vernon Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202166,725-310-0.46%
202067,035-310-0.46%
201967,345-310-0.46%
201867,655-311-0.46%
201767,966-279-0.41%
201668,245-36-0.05%
201568,281680.10%
201468,213800.12%
201368,1332890.43%
201267,844930.14%
201167,7513520.52%
201067,399-982-0.14%
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%

Mount Vernon Population by Year