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

541

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

56

Diversity Index

19.100

Housing & Income

Households

242

Total Housing Units

258


Owner Occupied

157

Renter Occupied

85

Vacant

16

Median Home Value

$277,778


Average Home Value

$375,000

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

1.72%

Income Projection

Median Household

$50,806 $49,276


Average Household

$80,472 $88,723


Per Capita

$37,504 $40,848

Workforce

Total Businesses

25

Total Employed

115

Workers 16+

391

2022 Prof/Scientific/Tech Service

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

46

2022 Information Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

18

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

12

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

9

2022 Transportation/Warehouse

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

7

2022 Gas Stations - Businesses

N

Businesses

1

Employed

6

Some
High School

30

Graduated
High School

169

Associates
Degree

60

Bachelor's
Degree

23

Graduate
Degree

10

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

360

Non-Resident Commuters

31

Drive Alone

313

Carpooled

62

Public

0

Work At Home

7