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.
When you are in Mount Vernon, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 38.92% of Mount Vernon’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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.
Mount Vernon is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Mount Vernon rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.37% of adults 25 and older in Mount Vernon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
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.