Mount Vernon, WA
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Mount Vernon is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 35,741 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is the 33rd largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities, Mount Vernon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Vernon are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (9.64%), sales jobs (8.45%), and food service (7.19%).

Also of interest is that Mount Vernon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Mount Vernon is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

The education level of Mount Vernon citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.22% of adults in Mount Vernon have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2010 was $24,782, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,128 for a family of four. However, Mount Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Vernon is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Asian. 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 35.22% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mount Vernon include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Swedish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Mount Vernon's cultural character, accounting for 19.50% of the city’s population.

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