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Mount Vernon, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 6,474 as of July 1, 2015. Mount Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 37.9371 and longitude -87.8953 in Posey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Posey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 397 feet.

The City of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 2395128) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Vernon: McFadden's Bluff, McFadden's Landing.

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Mount Vernon, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 6,474
Population in Households 6,351
Population in Familes 5,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density1 2,306
Diversity Index2 17
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,663
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,746
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,734 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 929 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 390 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $116,978
Average Home Value $124,438
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,122
Average Household Income $53,627
Per Capita Income $22,258
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.61% -0.45%
Households -0.51% -0.42%
Families -0.78% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Mount Vernon, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 100 85th
Population Density1 # 77 89th
Diversity Index2 # 188 73rd
Median Household Income # 377 45th
Per Capita Income # 337 51st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.