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The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 6,548 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 6,548
Daytime Population: Workers 2,949
Daytime Population: Residents 3,724
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,673
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 6,425
Population in Familes 5,167
Population in Group Qrtrs 123
Population Density2 2,332
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $42,795
Average Household Income $56,600
Per Capita Income $23,680


Total Housing Units 3,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,699 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 985 (32.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $94,910
Average Home Value $113,052


Total Households 2,684
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,747
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.25%
Households -0.26% -0.22%
Families -0.56% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

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, 2017 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 Density # 68 90th
Diversity Index # 167 75th
Median Household Income # 501 26th
Per Capita Income # 354 48th

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