Mount Vernon, KY Profile: Facts & Data


Mount Vernon Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Mount Vernon Content

Also See: Mount Vernon, KY ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Mount Vernon, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 2,214 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Mount Vernon 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Mount Vernon (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Kentucky Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Kentucky Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a Kentucky Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Mount Vernon, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,214
Population in Households 2,085
Population in Familes 1,676
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density2 1,077
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $30,247
Average Household Income $44,760
Per Capita Income $18,886


Total Housing Units 1,176 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 561 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 346 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 269 (22.9%)
Median Home Value $91,440
Average Home Value $114,082


Total Households 907
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 576
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -1.48% -0.82%
Households -1.54% -0.81%
Families -1.06% -0.96%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   1.89%

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, 2018 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 # 158 71st
Population Density # 232 57th
Diversity Index # 471 14th
Median Household Income # 460 15th
Per Capita Income # 439 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Kentucky July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: