Mount Vernon, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 14,956 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.1%
 
Males: 6,869  (45.9%)
Females: 8,087  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62864.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,434 (it was $28,145 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$38,434
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,869 (it was $16,268 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,728 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$81,728
IL:

$195,300

Median gross rent in 2017: $637.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 71.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 25.4%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.3% for Black residents, 60.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for American Indian residents, 17.9% for other race residents, 49.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mount Vernon, IL (2017)
    • 11,07175.5%White alone
    • 2,20215.0%Black alone
    • 4623.2%Hispanic
    • 4603.1%Two or more races
    • 3532.4%Asian alone
    • 190.1%Other race alone
    • 130.09%American Indian alone

Races in Mount Vernon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 76 registered sex offenders living in Mount Vernon, Illinois as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mount Vernon is 195 to 1.


Crime rates in Mount Vernon by year

Type

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
11
(71.8)
19
(124.6)
20
(131.6)
20
(131.3)
19
(125.4)
18
(119.6)
17
(112.5)
27
(181.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
18
(117.5)
26
(170.6)
37
(243.4)
21
(137.9)
31
(204.6)
24
(159.4)
22
(145.5)
18
(120.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
162
(1,057)
145
(951.3)
160
(1,052)
151
(991.3)
151
(996.4)
152
(1,010)
141
(932.7)
183
(1,227)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
311
(2,030)
218
(1,430)
240
(1,579)
194
(1,274)
196
(1,293)
183
(1,216)
157
(1,039)
168
(1,126)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
603
(3,935)
661
(4,336)
691
(4,545)
735
(4,825)
704
(4,646)
585
(3,886)
230
(1,521)
585
(3,922)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(39.2)
17
(111.5)
13
(85.5)
19
(124.7)
12
(79.2)
8
(53.1)
17
(112.5)
20
(134.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(65.3)
9
(59.0)
3
(19.7)
8
(52.5)
17
(112.2)
15
(99.6)
12
(79.4)
7
(46.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)606.7623.6687.9636.8670.1590.2489.2672.9

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City-data.com crime index in Mount Vernon, IL

Crime rate in Mount Vernon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 54 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.77
Illinois average:

2.74
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Ancestries: German (12.0%), American (11.3%), English (10.3%), Irish (7.4%), Scottish (3.1%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 11.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,298 people per square mile   (low).

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363 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.5%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,780 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,080 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (75.5 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (252.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Woodlawn, IL (2.6 miles ),
Opdyke, IL (2.7 miles ),
Bonnie, IL (2.8 miles ),
Dix, IL (3.0 miles ),
Bluford, IL (3.1 miles ),
Nason, IL (3.2 miles ),
Waltonville, IL (3.2 miles ),
Belle Rive, IL (3.3 miles )

Latitude: 38.31 N, Longitude: 88.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,982 (+61.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,366 (73.7%)

Area code: 618

Distribution of median household income in Mount Vernon, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mount Vernon, IL in 2017
Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $91,800
  • 2001: 52 buildings, average cost: $76,100
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $135,800
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2006: 30 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $152,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $253,800
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2013: 6 buildings, average cost: $158,200
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 2015: 11 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $161,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Mount Vernon, IL residents
Average permit cost in Mount Vernon, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.6%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Mount Vernon, IL
Historical housing units in Mount Vernon, IL
Most common industries in Mount Vernon, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Mount Vernon, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Illinois

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Mount Vernon, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.4. This is about average.

City:

70.4
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.91. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.91
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 45 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.4 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 86.4 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.6 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 48.1 miles away from Mount Vernon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Vernon topographic map

Hospitals in Mount Vernon:

  • CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 8 DOCTORS PARK ROAD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HLTH CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 1 GOOD SAMARITAN WAY)
  • HOSPICE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN (605 N 12TH STREET)
  • OAK TERRACE (4219 LINCOLNSHIRE DRIVE)
  • SUTTON HOUSE (4241 LINCOLNSHIRE DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Mount Vernon:

  • MOUNT VERNON CARE CENTER (1717 JEFFERSON STREET)
  • MOUNT VERNON COUNTRYSIDE MANOR (606 EAST IL HWY 15)
  • MOUNT VERNON HEALTH CARE CENTER (#5 DOCTORS PARK)
  • NATURE TRAIL HEALTH CARE CENTER (1001 SOUTH 34TH STREET)
  • WHITE OAK REHABILITATION AND HCC (1700 WHITE STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Mount Vernon:

  • DAVITA - MT VERNON DIALYSIS (1800 JEFFERSON AVE.)

Home Health Centers in Mount Vernon:

  • REGIONAL HOME CARE - CROSSROADS (1009 S 42ND STREET, SUITE 4)
  • SSM HEALTH BUSINESSES (605 NORTH 12TH STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Mount Vernon:

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Amtrak station near Mount Vernon:

  • 20 miles: CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

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

  • Rend Lake College (about 13 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 24 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • John A Logan College (about 41 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 45 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • McKendree University (about 54 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 57 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 62 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)

Public high schools in Mount Vernon:

Private high schools in Mount Vernon:

  • MT VERNON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 32, Location: 817 WOODLAND DR, Grades: PK-12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 18, Location: 1719 BROADWAY ST, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

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Library in Mount Vernon:

  • C.E. BREHM MEMORIAL PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $774,085; Location: 101 SOUTH SEVENTH STREET; 76,148 books; 2,065 e-books; 3,178 audio materials; 1,928 video materials; 17 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 188 print serial subscriptions; 870 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mount Vernon: Cherry Creek Golf Center (A), Mount Vernon Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Fountain Place Industrial Park (C), Indian Hills Country Club (D), Homestead Hills Country Club (E), Green Hills Country Club (F), Jefferson County Courthouse (G), Mount Vernon City Hall (H), C E Brehm Memorial Library (I), Carl L Schweinfurth Museum and Interpretive Center (J), Cedarhurst Cultural Center (K), Jefferson County Animal Shelter (L), Rolland W Lewis Community Center (M), Mount Vernon Fire Department (N), Mount Vernon Fire Department Station 2 (O), Mount Vernon Fire Department Station 3 (P), Mount Vernon Fire Department Station 4 (Q), Fifth District Appellate Court (R), Air Evac Lifeteam 11 (S), Litton Ambulance Service (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Fortysecond Street Plaza Shopping Center (1), King City Square Shopping Center (2), Park Plaza Shopping Center (3), Times Square Mall Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Vernon include: Old Union Missionary Baptist Church (A), Bethel Church (B), West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church (C), Blackwell Temple African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (D), Casey Avenue Baptist Church (E), Epworth United Methodist Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), Lively Stone Apostolic Church (H), Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Union Cemetery (1), Bethel Memorial Cemetery (2), Oakwood Cemetery (3), West Salem Cemetery (4), Saint Marys Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Louisville and Nashville Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Twomile Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mount Vernon include: A L Dawson Senior Park (1), Airport Park (2), Bob Strothman Baseball Park (3), Fairmont Ballpark (4), Jefferson County Fairground (5), Highland Park (6), Optimist Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Days Inn (205 Potomac Boulevard) (1), Economy Inn (1319 Salem Road) (2), Holiday Inn (222 Potomac Boulevard) (3), Drury Inn (145 North 44th Street) (4), Econo Lodge Mount Vernon (120 North 44th Street) (5), Hampton Inn Mt. Vernon (221 Potomac Boulevard) (6), Comfort Inn Mount Vernon (201 Potomac Boulevard) (7), Fairfield Inn & Suites (217 Potomac Boulevard) (8), Caroline's Restaurant and Cantina (222 Potomac Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Illinois State - Appellate Court (14th Main) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Albert Watson II - General, Crista Flanagan - Actress and comedienne, Kenneth Michael Kays - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bennie Purcell - Basketball player, Dwight Bernard - Baseball player, Jordan McCoy - Child singer, Kenny Troutt - Businessman, Mary Beth Zimmerman - Professional golfer, Nate Hawthorne - Basketball player, William B. Anderson - Politician.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.4%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2010:

  • 269 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 34 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in federal detention centers
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2000:

  • 338 people in nursing homes
  • 86 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 86 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 60 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 19 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 17 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Mount Vernon (2011 data):

  • Peoples National Bank , N.A.: Mount Vernon Branch, at 520 South 42nd Street, Mt Vernon East Branch. Info updated 2006/12/14: Bank assets: $883.7 mil, Deposits: $803.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Market Street Bancshares, Inc.
  • COMMUNITY FIRST BANK OF THE HEARTLAND: Mount Vernon Branch at 900 South 42nd Street, branch established on 2005/01/08; Community First Bank Of The Heartlan at 117 North 10th Street, branch established on 1906/11/05. Info updated 2011/11/09: Bank assets: $143.4 mil, Deposits: $123.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Cedar Bancorp, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Mt. Vernon Branch at 4100 Broadway, branch established on 1985/01/15; Mount Vernon Branch at 123 South Tenth Street, branch established on 1863/12/12. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of America, National Association: Mount Vernon Broadway Drive Up at 3303 Broadway, branch established on 1978/05/02; Mount Vernon Branch at 900 Main Street, branch established on 1910/10/27. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Banterra Bank: Mt. Vernon Branch at 3520 Broadway, branch established on 2003/05/30. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp
  • MidCountry Bank: Mount Vernon Branch at 2929 Broadway Street, branch established on 1998/07/21. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $674.7 mil, Deposits: $534.7 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Mount Vernon Il Downtown Branch at 2711 Broadway Street, branch established on 1959/11/02. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Woodforest National Bank: Mount Vernon Walmart Branch at 110 Davidson Avenue, branch established on 2007/06/16. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Old National Bank: Mount Vernon Branch at 400 S 34th Street, branch established on 1883/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $8,467.9 mil, Deposits: $6,653.1 mil, headquarters in Evansville, IN, positive income, 195 total offices, Holding Company: Old National Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon:

Marital status in Mount Vernon, IL
  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 39.2%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 8.8%
  • Divorced: 17.5%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mount Vernon
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mount Vernon, IL (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,21271
Mainline Protestant2,26020
Catholic1,4092
Black Protestant1,0867
Other2813
None16,579-
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: 5
Jefferson County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Jefferson County:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

27.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.8%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.1%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mount Vernon:

46.2%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Mount Vernon:

28.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.4%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.5%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mount Vernon:

34.5%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Mount Vernon:

55.3%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.3%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Vernon, IL Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 43$185,949$51,8930$0
Firefighters 30$130,489$52,1960$0
Streets and Highways 20$77,796$46,6780$0
Water Supply 15$60,002$48,0020$0
Police - Other 13$37,503$34,6181$478
Other and Unallocable 9$35,537$47,3835$1,902
Parks and Recreation 8$26,196$39,2946$7,622
Financial Administration 7$21,710$37,2172$1,306
Other Government Administration 5$20,949$50,2786$3,414
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$7,871$31,4841$2,135
Sewerage 3$11,254$45,0160$0
Fire - Other 1$2,566$30,7920$0
Totals for Government 157$617,822$47,22221$16,857

Mount Vernon government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $6,167,000 ($412.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,011,000 ($201.32)
    Sewerage: $1,385,000 ($92.60)
    Water Utilities: $890,000 ($59.51)
    Central Staff Services: $619,000 ($41.39)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,719,000 ($315.53)
    Water Utilities: $4,550,000 ($304.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,158,000 ($211.15)
    Central Staff Services: $2,311,000 ($154.52)
    Regular Highways: $2,272,000 ($151.91)
    Sewerage: $2,217,000 ($148.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,340,000 ($89.60)
    General - Other: $1,310,000 ($87.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $685,000 ($45.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $606,000 ($40.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $384,000 ($25.68)
    Financial Administration: $284,000 ($18.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $136,000 ($9.09)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $14,919,000 ($997.53)
    Corporate Bonds: $4,512,000 ($301.68)
    Benefit Payments: $2,197,000 ($146.90)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $1,846,000 ($123.43)
    Withdrawals: $111,000 ($7.42)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $543,000 ($36.31)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $90,000 ($6.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $719,000 ($48.07)
    Central Staff Services: $386,000 ($25.81)
    Sewerage: $307,000 ($20.53)
    Regular Highways: $305,000 ($20.39)
    Police Protection: $247,000 ($16.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($5.28)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($3.48)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,019,000 ($603.04)

Mount Vernon government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,003,000 ($200.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $711,000 ($47.54)
    Other: $211,000 ($14.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $98,000 ($6.55)
    Parking Facilities: $10,000 ($0.67)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $3,381,000 ($226.06)
    From Other Governments: $409,000 ($27.35)
    Local Employee Contribution: $174,000 ($11.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $165,000 ($11.03)
    Water Utilities: $122,000 ($8.16)
    Highways: $9,000 ($0.60)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $351,000 ($23.47)
    Interest Earnings: $125,000 ($8.36)
    General Revenue - Other: $49,000 ($3.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,401,000 ($294.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $7,060,000 ($472.05)
    Highways: $4,031,000 ($269.52)
    Other: $1,310,000 ($87.59)
    Housing and Community Development: $384,000 ($25.68)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $5,001,000 ($334.38)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,610,000 ($174.51)
    Property: $1,224,000 ($81.84)
    Public Utilities Sales: $245,000 ($16.38)
    Other License: $99,000 ($6.62)

Mount Vernon government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,623,000 ($2983.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,586,000 ($2379.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,409,000 ($629.11)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $373,000 ($24.94)

Mount Vernon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,047,000 ($1407.26)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $3,797,000 ($253.88)
    Total Other Securities: $2,035,000 ($136.07)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,546,000 ($2644.16)

4.70% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,729 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.70%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marion County, IL  0.69% ($37,276 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.37% ($39,038)
from Washington County, IL  0.28% ($42,333)


4.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,004 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marion County, IL  0.58% ($35,488 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.32% ($33,244)
to St. Clair County, IL  0.25% ($77,778)
Businesses in Mount Vernon, IL
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Marriott1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's1
CVS1New Balance3
Circle K1Nike1
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Payless1
Dairy Queen1Penske1
Days Inn1Pizza Hut1
FedEx5Quality1
Ford1RadioShack1
GNC1SONIC Drive-In1
Goodwill4Staples1
H&R Block1Subway2
Hardee's2T-Mobile1
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1The Room Place1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS5
Kroger1Vans1
Lane Furniture1Verizon Wireless2
Long John Silver's1Walgreens1
Lowe's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • K201FL (88.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WVSI (88.9 FM; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WDML (106.9 FM; WOODLAWN, IL; Owner: VOLUNTEER BROADCASTING OF ILLINOIS)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNSV (104.7 FM; NASHVILLE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • WMIX-FM (94.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO. OF ILLINOIS)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mount Vernon: Kenneth Michael Kays.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Mount Vernon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 105Number of bridges
  • 1,043ft / 318mTotal length
  • $5,537,000Total costs
  • 837,050Total average daily traffic
  • 223,051Total average daily truck traffic
  • 494,990Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mount Vernon, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51900-1909
  • 51920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 291960-1969
  • 181970-1979
  • 151980-1989
  • 121990-1999
  • 102000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mount Vernon, IL

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 74. The highest number of reported fires - 132 took place in 2005, and the least - 4 in 2003. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Mount Vernon, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (43.6%), and Structure Fires (35.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mount Vernon, IL
    • 51743.6%Outside Fires
    • 41735.1%Structure Fires
    • 22519.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 282.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Vernon, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Vernon, Illinois:

  • Quality Inn, 201 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 , Phone: (618) 242-7200, Fax: (618) 242-9800
  • Drury Inn & Suites Mount Vernon, 145 N 44TH St, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 , Phone: (618) 246-5201
  • Fairlield Inn & Suites, 217 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-2300, Fax: (618) 244-2333
  • Comfort Suites, 404 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-2700, Fax: (618) 244-2701
  • Hampton Inn, 221 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-2323, Fax: (618) 244-9948
  • Red Roof Inn, 220 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 , Phone: (618) 242-1200, Fax: (618) 242-4455
  • Holiday Inn, 222 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-7100, Fax: (618) 242-8876
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 405 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-3670, Fax: (618) 244-6904
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Vernon, Illinois
Most common first names in Mount Vernon, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William25676.0 years
John24175.0 years
James19973.8 years
Charles19874.0 years
Mary19779.4 years
Robert13871.3 years
George12876.1 years
Ruth9780.1 years
Dorothy8876.9 years
Mildred8577.9 years
Most common last names in Mount Vernon, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith14078.2 years
Williams7974.8 years
Jones7676.1 years
Davis7676.6 years
Johnson7178.1 years
Brown6274.2 years
Wilson6175.0 years
Miller5675.2 years
Ellis5073.7 years
Moore4776.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Vernon, IL
  • 69.9%Utility gas
  • 24.6%Electricity
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Vernon, IL
  • 58.9%Electricity
  • 38.7%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Mount Vernon compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.

Mount Vernon on our top lists:

  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: accommodation and food services (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
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