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Mount Vernon, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 6,652 as of July 1, 2021. 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 37.9323 and longitude -87.895 in Posey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon 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 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.

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, 2021)


Total Population 6,652 (100%)
Population in Households 6,529 (98.2%)
Population in Families 5,225 (78.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 123 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 2,312
Diversity Index2 20


Median Household Income $55,225
Average Household Income $67,273
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $27,913
Wealth Index5 55


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,130 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,644 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,105 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 381 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $138,596
Average Home Value $150,137
Housing Affordability Index3 233


Total Households 2,749
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,774
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.05% 0.09%
Households 0.04% 0.17%
Families -0.22% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
Owner Occupied HU   0.3%

Mount Vernon, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 104 85th
Population Density # 68 90th
Median Household Income # 346 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 323 48th
Per Capita Income # 308 55th
Diversity Index # 173 75th

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