Mount Vernon is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 16,769 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mount Vernon is the 111th largest community in Ohio.
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 professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Vernon who work in management occupations (9.69%), office and administrative support (9.33%), and sales jobs (8.62%).
One of the benefits of Mount Vernon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.01 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.
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, 22.47% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mount Vernon in 2018 was $22,881, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,524 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Mount Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.