Mt. Vernon

The Mount Vernon  post office was established in 1877 and named after a black stallion that belonged to settler David W. Jenkins. The stallion’s stable a small stone building, is still standing in a field on the north side of U.S. Highway 26 about 2.2 miles east of the main intersection in town. 

Mount Vernon is a short distance from mountains, lakes, fishing, backpacking into wilderness areas and roadless areas.

Mt. Vernon

Population

Total Population

525

Population
Growth Rate

-0.03%

Median Age

55

Diversity Index

23.800

Housing & Income

Households

261

Total Housing Units

283


Owner Occupied

192

Renter Occupied

69

Vacant

22

Median Home Value

$285,938


Average Home Value

$418,979

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.07%


Per Capita Income

2.48%

Income Projection

Median Household

$44,034 $47,852


Average Household

$67,301 $76,067


Per Capita

$31,675 $35,804

Workforce

Total Businesses

20

Total Employed

107

Workers 16+

265

2021 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

46

2021 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

15

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

12

2021 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

6

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

6

2021 Mining Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

6

Some
High School

33

Graduated
High School

158

Associates
Degree

52

Bachelor's
Degree

21

Graduate
Degree

10

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

263

Non-Resident Commuters

2

Drive Alone

199

Carpooled

40

Public

0

Work At Home

12