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Mount Vernon, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 6,726 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

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, 2018)


Total Population 6,726
Population in Households 6,604
Population in Familes 5,278
Population in Group Qrtrs 122
Population Density2 2,396
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $46,435
Average Household Income $58,135
Per Capita Income $24,433


Total Housing Units 3,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,831 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 943 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 344 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $97,881
Average Home Value $117,467


Total Households 2,774
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,805
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.07% 0.08%
Households 0.17% 0.19%
Families -0.09% 0.04%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   3.92%

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, 2018 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 # 99 86th
Population Density # 63 91st
Diversity Index # 164 76th
Median Household Income # 465 32nd
Per Capita Income # 368 46th

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