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The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 6,426 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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.

The City of Mount Vernon is located within Township of Black, a minor civil division (MCD) of Posey County.

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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 6,426
Population in Households 6,304
Population in Familes 5,080
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density1 2,289
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 2,648
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,731
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,062 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,677 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 971 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 414 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $91,231
Average Home Value $109,833


Median Household Income $41,811
Average Household Income $53,735
Per Capita Income $22,623
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.63% -0.38%
Households -0.52% -0.3%
Families -0.79% -0.41%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Mount Vernon, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 101 85th
Population Density1 # 79 89th
Diversity Index2 # 170 75th
Median Household Income # 495 27th
Per Capita Income # 360 47th

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