Mount Vernon, OH
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Mount Vernon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 16,742 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is the 111th largest community in Ohio.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Vernon who work in office and administrative support (14.87%), food service (9.21%), and management occupations (7.56%).

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 18.62 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 education level of Mount Vernon citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.34% of adults in Mount Vernon have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2010 was $20,437, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,748 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Mount Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.