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%).
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 16.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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.
The citizens of Mount Vernon are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 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.