Mount Vernon, TX


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Mount Vernon is a very small town located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,753 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is the 527th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Vernon who work in sales jobs (15.85%), food service (11.50%), and office and administrative support (9.42%).

One of the benefits of Mount Vernon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.42 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.

As is often the case in a small town, Mount Vernon doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Mount Vernon citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.57% of adults 25 and older in Mount Vernon have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2010 was $16,928, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $67,712 for a family of four.

Mount Vernon is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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. Mount Vernon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Vernon include German, English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.

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

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