Mount Vernon, IL (City Center)




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About Mount Vernon, IL (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Mount Vernon is $43,901, which is less expensive than 98.2% of Illinois neighborhoods and 98.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

The average rental price in Mount Vernon City Center is currently $805, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 71.9% of Illinois neighborhoods.

Mount Vernon City Center is a suburban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Real estate in the City Center of Mount Vernon, IL is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Mount Vernon City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 23.0%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 89.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Mount Vernon, the City Center neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Notable & Unique: People

The Mount Vernon City Center neighborhood stands out for having an average per capita income lower than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in the United States. Also of note, 86.0% of the children in this area live in poverty; an extraordinarily high percentage compared to other neighborhoods in the nation. In a nation where approximately one in four children grows up in poverty, this neighborhood stands out for the depth of the problem manifested here.

In addition, whether by choice, divorce, or unplanned pregnancy, single moms may have the toughest job in the book. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that the Mount Vernon City Center neighborhood has more single mother households than 99.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. Often high concentrations of single mother homes can be a strong indicator of family and social issues such as poverty, high rates of school dropouts, crime, and other societal problems.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Mount Vernon City Center neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 99.0% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Car Ownership

We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the Mount Vernon City Center neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. 23.7% of the households in this neighborhood don't own a car at all. This is more carless households than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Mount Vernon are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 98.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 86.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the Mount Vernon City Center neighborhood, 50.8% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 19.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (14.8%), and 14.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the City Center neighborhood in Mount Vernon, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (20.8%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (7.8%), and residents who report Sub-Saharan African roots (4.3%), and some of the residents are also of African ancestry (4.3%), along with some Puerto Rican ancestry residents (3.2%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Mount Vernon City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.0%).

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Mount Vernon City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (74.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (15.2%) and 5.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 6 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Mount Vernon 0.101011101001110
Illinois 3.84
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Neighborhood Property Crime

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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City Center 0.101011101001110
Mount Vernon 0.101011101001110
Illinois 19.89
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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Mount Vernon 0.101011101001110
Illinois 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 11 Condition Alerts found.

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

MOUNT VERNON SD 80


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Dr Andy Hall Early Educ Ctr
301 S 17 Th St
Mt Vernon, IL, 62864
PK-PK
Zadok Casey Middle School
1829 Broadway St
Mount Vernon, IL, 62864
06-08
J L Buford Intermediate Ed Ctr
623 S 34 Th St
Mount Vernon, IL, 62864
04-05
Mt Vernon Dist 80 Primary Center
401 N 30 Th St
Mount Vernon, IL, 62864
KG-03

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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MT VERNON TWP HSD 201


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District Quality Compared to Illinois

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Better than of IL school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IL Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Mount Vernon High School
320 S 7 Th St
Mount Vernon, IL, 62864
09-12

School District Enrollment By Group

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