Mount Vernon, Arkansas

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Population in 2013: 148 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.8%
 
Males: 84  (57.3%)
Females: 64  (42.7%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip code: 72111

Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,853 (it was $26,406 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$37,853
AR:

$40,511

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,805 (it was $12,593 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,421 (it was $58,300 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$102,421
AR:

$109,500

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $77,685; Detached houses: $96,576; Mobile homes: $63,120

Median gross rent in 2013: $509.

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  • Races in Mount Vernon, AR (2010)

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    • 13794.5%White alone
    • 64.1%Two or more races
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.7%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (23.1%), German (21.3%), English (20.6%), French (6.9%), French Canadian (6.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 148 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 75.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city:

  • Never married: 25.4%
  • Now married: 43.0%
  • Separated: 11.2%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 14.3%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Arkansas:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $553 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $427 (0.9%)

Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: North Little Rock, AR (31.6 miles , pop. 60,433).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (122.0 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (315.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Enola, AR (2.2 miles) , Rose Bud, AR (2.8 miles ), Holland, AR (3.2 miles ), Vilonia, AR (3.4 miles ), Quitman, AR (3.5 miles ), Guy, AR (3.7 miles ), Greenbrier, AR (3.9 miles ), Beebe, AR (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.22 N, Longitude: 92.12 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 501

Mount Vernon household income distribution Mount Vernon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.8%
Arkansas:

6.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -15 (-9.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (32%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (21%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (35%)
  • Transportation occupations (27%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (2%)
  • Production occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Material moving occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (3%)

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 169% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/10/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center killed 6 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1952, a category F4 tornado 24.0 miles away from the city center killed 50 people and injured 325 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 4.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 6.0 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 105.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 158.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 197.3 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Faulkner County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Mount Vernon:

  • GREENBRIER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; GREENBRIER, AR)
  • DAVITA - CONWAY DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; CONWAY, AR)
  • SALEM PLACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER, INC (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CONWAY, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mount Vernon:

  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 17 miles; Beebe, AR; Full-time enrollment: 3,387)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 22 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Harding University (about 23 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 33 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 37 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Arkansas Tech University (about 58 miles; Russellville, AR; FT enrollment: 9,038)
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (about 69 miles; Pine Bluff, AR; FT enrollment: 2,558)

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Notable location: Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Faulkner County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2011 was 56.9. This is better than average.

City:

56.9
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 11.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.5%
(29.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.7%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.7% of all households

Mount Vernon compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Arkansas average:

11.8

Mount Vernon travel time to work - commute Mount Vernon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (45%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mount Vernon city (based on Faulkner County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant39,848112
Mainline Protestant6,72821
Catholic5,0891
Other1,5275
Black Protestant7445
None59,301-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Faulkner County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Faulkner County:

0.48 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Faulkner County:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 74
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Faulkner County:

29.1%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
State:

13.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$443
Totals for Government 0$0 1$443

8.69% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
Arkansas average:

6.94%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($107 average AGI)
Faulkner County:

0.04%
Arkansas average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pulaski County, AR  1.82% ($39,186 average AGI)
from Conway County, AR  0.43% ($29,575)
from Lonoke County, AR  0.33% ($33,653)


7.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,106 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.79%
Arkansas average:

6.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, AR  1.92% ($32,659 average AGI)
to White County, AR  0.31% ($28,177)
to Conway County, AR  0.27% ($27,122)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBBL (1350 AM; 3 kW; CABOT, AR; Owner: CABOT RADIO, INC.)
  • KDXE (1380 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RADIO DISNEY AM 1380, LLC)
  • KARN (920 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGFL (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, AR; Owner: KING-SULIVAN RADIO)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KLRG (1150 AM; 5 kW; NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KITA (1440 AM; 5 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KITA, INCORPORATED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KBMJ (89.5 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWCK-FM (99.9 FM; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBGR (101.5 FM; BEEBE, AR; Owner: SEARCY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMSX (94.9 FM; MAUMELLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KDJE (100.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMJX (105.1 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KHKN (106.7 FM; BENTON, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAWW-FM (100.7 FM; HEBER SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUAR (89.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES OF UNIV. OF ARKANSAS)
  • KFFB (106.1 FM; FAIRFIELD BAY, AR; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCAST, INC)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KABF (88.3 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS BROADCASTING FOUNDATION INC)
  • KLAL (107.7 FM; WRIGHTSVILLE, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBDO (91.7 FM; DES ARC, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KASR (92.7 FM; CONWAY, AR; Owner: CREATIVE MEDIA INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • KATV (Channel 7; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KATV, LLC)
  • KTHV (Channel 11; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • KETS (Channel 2; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KASN (Channel 38; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KARK-TV (Channel 4; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: KARK-TV, INC.)
  • KWBF (Channel 42; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKYK-LP (Channel 22; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS 49, INC.)
  • KLRA-LP (Channel 58; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KVTN (Channel 25; PINE BLUFF, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • KEMV (Channel 6; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KHTE-LP (Channel 44; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: EQUITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHUG-LP (Channel 14; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK TV-14, L.L.C.)

Mount Vernon fatal accident list:

Nov 9, 1999 12:10 AM, Sr-310-04, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 348 Mount Vernon Road (Lat: 35.223472 Lon: -92.081472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN620
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/2011, Expiration Date: 10/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Wayne Morgan, Mount Vernon, Ar (Lat: 33.314667 Lon: -93.397778), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 3103783299, Pcs@aviationsystems.Com, 23430 HAWTHORNE BLVD., SUITE 200
  • Wayne Morgan, Mount Vernon, Ar (Lat: 33.314667 Lon: -93.397778), Type: 100.6, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 5012288188, Wmorgan@cmsllc.Cc, 4700 SOUTH BOWMAN ROAD, SUITE 100
  • Wayne Morgan, Mount Vernon, Ar (Lat: 33.314667 Lon: -93.397778), Type: 100.6, Overall height: 100.6 m
    Registrant: 3103783299, Pcs@aviationsystems.Com, 23430 HAWTHORNE BLVD., SUITE 200
  • Wayne Morgan, Mount Vernon, Ar (Lat: 33.314667 Lon: -93.397778), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 3103783299, Pcs@aviationsystems.Com, 23430 HAWTHORNE BLVD., SUITE 200
  • Edward G Roach, Mount Vernon, Ar (Lat: 33.314667 Lon: -93.397778), Type: 100.0, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Mount Vernon, Ar (Lat: 33.314667 Lon: -93.397778), Type: 100.0, Structure height: 05027 m, Overall height: 100 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BUCKNER, Mount Vernon (Lat: 33.314667 Lon: -93.397778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100 m, Call Sign: WQNN458
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2011, Expiration Date: 03/30/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: HIGGINBOTHAM JOHN P REVOLUTION MINI 500 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: YAMAHA ALL MDLS A/B (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 542JH , Serial Number: 2009-01, Year manufactured: 2011, Airworthiness Date: 04/06/2011
    Registrant (Individual): John Parks Higginbotham, 110 Brooklan Ln, Mount Vernon, AR 72111
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8237Z , Serial Number: 28-8216177, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 05/10/1982
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kerry H Tate, 394 Adkisson Rd, Mount Vernon, AR 72111, Other Owners: Carrie S Tate

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$69,350
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
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