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 (13.79%), food service (9.84%), and management occupations (8.55%).
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 18.56 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The population of Mount Vernon overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Mount Vernon, 22.19% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2010 was $20,248, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,992 for a family of four.
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.