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

518

Population
Growth Rate

-0.19%

Median Age

55

Diversity Index

22.900

Housing & Income

Households

255

Total Housing Units

274


Owner Occupied

185

Renter Occupied

70

Vacant

19

Median Home Value

$144,000


Average Home Value

$208,696

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.17%


Per Capita Income

2.54%

Income Projection

Median Household

$34,386 $37,311


Average Household

$49,074 $55,498


Per Capita

$22,830 $25,885

Workforce

Total Businesses

23

Total Employed

108

Workers 16+

211

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

1

Employed

3

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

6

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

1

Employed

3

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

30

Graduated
High School

133

Associates
Degree

67

Bachelor's
Degree

27

Graduate
Degree

13

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

204

Non-Resident Commuters

7

Drive Alone

168

Carpooled

20

Public

0

Work At Home

8


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