Mount Vernon is a city located in Knox County Ohio. Mount Vernon has a 2020 population of 16,931. It is also the county seat of Knox County. Mount Vernon is currently growing at a rate of 0.32% annually but its population has decreased by -0.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 17,007 in 2010.
The average household income in Mount Vernon is $54,128 with a poverty rate of 18.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $706 per month, and the median house value is $118,000. The median age in Mount Vernon is 38.8 years, 36.5 years for males, and 40.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Vernonwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.64%.
97.12% of Mount Vernon residents speak only English, while 2.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.20% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Multiple, with 47.80% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Vernon is Hispanic, with 33.93% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.59%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Mount Vernon
97.98% of Mount Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 75.44% having been born in Ohio. 1.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.
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