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Mount Vernon, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 4,615 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 37.1055 and longitude -93.8196 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,211 feet.

The City of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 2395131) 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.

The City of Mount Vernon is located within Township of Mount Vernon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence 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, 2017.

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Mount Vernon, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,615
Daytime Population: Workers 3,134
Daytime Population: Residents 2,973
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,107
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.32
Population in Households 4,238
Population in Familes 3,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 377
Population Density2 1,194
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $36,002
Average Household Income $46,427
Per Capita Income $19,596


Total Housing Units 2,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,051 (52.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 750 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 201 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $91,313
Average Home Value $120,390


Total Households 1,801
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,090
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.12% -0.02%
Households -0.07% -0.13%
Families -0.14% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.32%
Per Capita Income   1.83%

Mount Vernon, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 157 85th
Population Density # 258 75th
Diversity Index # 413 60th
Median Household Income # 782 24th
Per Capita Income # 769 26th

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