Mount Vernon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 6,499 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is the 98th largest community in Indiana.
Mount Vernon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.04%), management occupations (9.21%), and sales jobs (8.02%).
One of the benefits of Mount Vernon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.74 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.
Being a small city, Mount Vernon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Mount Vernon with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.21% of adults in Mount Vernon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2010 was $29,511, which is wealthy relative to Indiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,044 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 German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Mount Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Chinese.