Mount Vernon is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,499 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is the 163rd largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Vernon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Vernon is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Vernon who work in office and administrative support (11.61%), teaching (9.99%), and food service (7.69%).
The rate of college-level education in Mount Vernon is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.63% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2010 was $13,759, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,036 for a family of four. Mount Vernon also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.76% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Vernon include German, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Mount Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.