Mount Vernon, IL
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Mount Vernon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 14,723 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is the 162nd largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some cities, Mount Vernon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Vernon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Vernon is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Vernon who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), healthcare (8.22%), and sales jobs (8.14%).

One of the benefits of Mount Vernon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.73 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Mount Vernon who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.21% of the adults in Mount Vernon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2018 was $25,980, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,920 for a family of four. However, Mount Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Vernon is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mount Vernon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Vernon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Vernon include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Mount Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.


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