Mount Vernon, IA

Census Place

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2022 Population
4,529
0.689% 1-year growth
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
21.3
4.91% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
6.17%
27.3% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$98,991
14.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$234,400
12.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,065
3.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mount Vernon, IA had a population of 4.53k people with a median age of 21.3 and a median household income of $98,991. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mount Vernon, IA grew from 4,498 to 4,529, a 0.689% increase and its median household income grew from $86,298 to $98,991, a 14.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mount Vernon, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.23%), White (Hispanic) (1.57%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.1%).

None of the households in Mount Vernon, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Mount Vernon, IA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mount Vernon, IA are Cornell College (279 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Mount Vernon, IA was $234,400, and the homeownership rate was 80%.

Most people in Mount Vernon, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Mount Vernon, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mount Vernon, IA is home to a population of 4.53k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.66% of Mount Vernon, IA residents were born outside of the country (75 people).

In 2022, there were 40.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.12k people) in Mount Vernon, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 71 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Mount Vernon, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mount Vernon, IA was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mount Vernon, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.12k ± 147
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    101 ± 83
  3. White (Hispanic)
    71 ± 94
3.22%
Hispanic Population
146 people

In 2022, there were 40.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.12k people) in Mount Vernon, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 101 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 71 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.22% of the people in Mount Vernon, IA are hispanic (146 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    42,604 ± 5,034 people
  2. India
    12,351 ± 2,723 people
  3. Vietnam
    7,795 ± 2,165 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Iowa was Mexico, the natal country of 42,604 Iowa residents, followed by India with 12,351 and Vietnam with 7,795.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.66%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
75 people
2.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
99 people

As of 2022, 1.66% of Mount Vernon, IA residents (75 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mount Vernon, IA was 2.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    27 ± 33
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    24 ± 30
  3. World War II
    13 ± 22

Mount Vernon, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mount Vernon, IA employs 2.07k people. The largest industries in Mount Vernon, IA are Educational Services (532 people), Manufacturing (270 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (237 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($156,029), Finance & Insurance ($120,608), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($120,541).

Males in Iowa have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,745. The income inequality in Iowa (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.07k
2022 Value
± 338
3.77%
1 Year growth
± 22.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mount Vernon, IA grew at a rate of 3.77%, from 1.99k employees to 2.07k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mount Vernon, IA, are Sales & Related Occupations (264 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (239 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (214 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mount Vernon, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.07k
2022 Value
± 338
3.77%
1 Year growth
± 22.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mount Vernon, IA grew at a rate of 3.77%, from 1.99k employees to 2.07k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mount Vernon, IA, are Educational Services (532 people), Manufacturing (270 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (237 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mount Vernon, IA, though some of these residents may live in Mount Vernon, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,318
Median earning men ± $20,106
$36,065
Median earning women ± $19,957

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($93,603), Manufacturing ($61,154), and Public Administration ($56,969).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($82,831), Manufacturing ($53,846), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($51,296).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Mount Vernon, IA awarded 279 degrees. The student population of Mount Vernon, IA in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 559 male students and 514 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mount Vernon, IA are White (207 and 77%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (19 and 7.06%), Black or African American (15 and 5.58%), and Unknown (12 and 4.46%).

The largest universities in Mount Vernon, IA by number of degrees awarded are Cornell College (279 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mount Vernon, IA are Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (20 and 7.17%), Kinesiology & Exercise Science (19 and 6.81%), and General Engineering (17 and 6.09%).

The median tuition cost in Mount Vernon, IA for private four year colleges is $48,514.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Mount Vernon, IA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,073 (52.1% men and 47.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,073 students enrolled in Mount Vernon, IA, 52.1% men and 47.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 796 records, of which 48.4% were women and 51.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 17 degrees awarded
  2. 20 degrees awarded
  3. 19 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Mount Vernon, IA was General Engineering with 17 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
279 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cornell College with 279 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 145 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mount Vernon, IA, which is 1.08 times more than the 134 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 207 degrees mean that there were 10.9 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($48,514) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($644) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mount Vernon, IA was $234,400 in 2022, which is 0.832 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $208,500 to $234,400, a 12.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Mount Vernon, IA is 80%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mount Vernon, IA have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mount Vernon, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$234,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$27,438
$926
Median Property Taxes
±$200

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Rent vs Own

80%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80% of the housing units in Mount Vernon, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the places in Mount Vernon, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$98,991
Median Household Income
± $12,843
1.16k
Number of Households
± 266

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.16k households in Mount Vernon, IA grew to $98,991 from the previous year's value of $86,298.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mount Vernon, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.5%)
  3. Walked (13.6%)

In 2022, 61.7% of workers in Mount Vernon, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.5%) and those who walked to work (13.6%).

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mount Vernon, IA have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in Mount Vernon, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mount Vernon, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mount Vernon, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mount Vernon, IA (217 out of 3.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mount Vernon, IA is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.9% of the population of Mount Vernon, IA has health coverage, with 70.6% on employee plans, 8.14% on Medicaid, 5.57% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Linn County, IA see 1532 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.08% decrease from the previous year (1614 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,532 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Linn County, IA

Primary care physicians in Linn County, IA see an average of 1,532 patients per year. This represents a 5.08% decrease from the previous year (1,614 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Linn County, IA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 36% under 18 years, 23.4% between 18 and 34 years, 32.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 8.34% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.2% were men and 54.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.13%
Uninsured
70.6%
Employer Coverage
8.14%
Medicaid
5.57%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mount Vernon, IA declined by 6.39% from 1.21% to 1.13%.

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