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Mount Vernon, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 2,425 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Vernon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 37.3585 and longitude -84.3451 in Rockcastle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Rockcastle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,181 feet.

The City of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 2404325) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mount Vernon is located within Mount Vernon Division of Rockcastle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Vernon: Langford, Rockcastle, Spout Springs, White Rock.

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Mount Vernon, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,425
Population in Households 2,296
Population in Familes 1,843
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 1,179
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,003
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 642
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 607 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (33.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $76,580
Average Home Value $103,542


Median Household Income $29,288
Average Household Income $40,500
Per Capita Income $17,315
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.51% -0.42%
Households -0.44% -0.4%
Families 0.33% -0.6%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   0.9%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Vernon, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 142 74th
Population Density1 # 207 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 474 12th
Median Household Income # 446 18th
Per Capita Income # 446 18th

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