Mount Vernon, IL


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Mount Vernon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 15,087 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 (13.98%), food service (10.21%), and sales jobs (9.43%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mount Vernon spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.36 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Mount Vernon who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.18% of the adults in Mount Vernon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2010 was $22,196, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,784 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 English, Irish, French , and Scottish.

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

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