Mount Vernon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 6,550 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is the 98th largest community in Indiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Mount Vernon is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.92% of the Mount Vernon workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Mount Vernon is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Vernon who work in office and administrative support (12.68%), management occupations (8.79%), and sales jobs (5.26%).
One of the benefits of Mount Vernon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.18 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Mount Vernon doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Mount Vernon with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.37% of adults in Mount Vernon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2010 was $26,837, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,348 for a family of four. However, Mount Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Dutch, and European.
The most common language spoken in Mount Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Chinese.