Mount Vernon, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 15,239 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 7,388  (48.5%)
Females: 7,851  (51.5%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62864.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,557 (it was $28,145 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$31,557
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,722 (it was $16,268 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,133 (it was $52,900 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$68,133
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $91,699; Detached houses: $97,405; Townhouses or other attached units: $153,313; In 2-unit structures: $17,035; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $217,667; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,347; Mobile homes: $32,920; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,849

Median gross rent in 2012: $596.

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  • White alone - 11,847 (78.4%)
  • Black alone - 2,120 (14.0%)
  • Two or more races - 447 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 366 (2.4%)
  • Asian alone - 248 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.03%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 74.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (22.3%), English (13.2%), Irish (11.6%), United States (10.8%), French (2.7%), Italian (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 11.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,323 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Vernon,IL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.5%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city:

  • Never married: 30.4%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

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

This city:  2.3%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 72 registered sex offenders living in Mount Vernon, Illinois as of May 24, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mount Vernon to the number of sex offenders is 211 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,637 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $971 (1.7%)

Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.31 N, Longitude: 88.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,922 (+59.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,903 (77.4%)

Area code: 618

Mount Vernon household income distribution Mount Vernon home values distribution

Crime rates in Mount Vernon (2012):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 19 rapes (124.6 per 100,000)
  • 26 robberies (170.6 per 100,000)
  • 145 assaults (951.3 per 100,000)
  • 218 burglaries (1430.2 per 100,000)
  • 661 thefts (4336.4 per 100,000)
  • 17 auto thefts (111.5 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 584.5 (higher means more crime, US average = 257.0)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 55 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Illinois average:

2.76
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,620 (-9.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Mount Vernon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Illinois

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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 Mount Vernon 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 the city 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 the city 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 (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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)

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)

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)

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: 59; Location: 817 WOODLAND DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 15; Location: 1719 BROADWAY ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle school 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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 75.2. This is about average.

City:

75.2
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 37.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.59. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.59
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.7%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.0% for Black residents, 6.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 62.7% for two or more races residents)
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

Mount Vernon, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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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 above state average.

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) (Amended And
  • 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

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

  • Quality Inn, 201 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 , Phone: (618) 242-7200, Fax: (618) 242-9800
  • Fairlield Inn & Suites, 217 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-2300, Fax: (618) 244-2333
  • Comfort Suites, 404 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-2700, Fax: (618) 244-2701
  • Hampton Inn, 221 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-2323, Fax: (618) 244-9948
  • Red Roof Inn, 220 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 , Phone: (618) 242-1200, Fax: (618) 242-4455
  • Holiday Inn, 222 Potomac Blvd, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-7100, Fax: (618) 242-8876
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 405 S 44th St, Mount Vernon, IL 62864 , Phone: (618) 244-3670, Fax: (618) 244-6904
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Mount Vernon, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.54%
Here: 54.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents47.4%13.8%11.1%9.3%3.4%
Congregations35.1%14.9%2.1%14.9%7.4%
NameLutheran ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.6%1.6%1.3%1.2%9.3%
Congregations1.1%2.1%1.1%1.1%20.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

4.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.0%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

27.6%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.8%
State:

14.5%
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 7$21,710$37,2172$1,306
Other Government Administration 5$20,949$50,2786$3,414
Police Protection - Officers 43$185,949$51,8930$0
Police - Other 13$37,503$34,6181$478
Firefighters 30$130,489$52,1960$0
Fire - Other 1$2,566$30,7920$0
Streets and Highways 20$77,796$46,6780$0
Sewerage 3$11,254$45,0160$0
Parks and Recreation 8$26,196$39,2946$7,622
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$7,871$31,4841$2,135
Water Supply 15$60,002$48,0020$0
Other and Unallocable 9$35,537$47,3835$1,902
Totals for Government 157$617,822$47,22221$16,857

Mount Vernon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $217,000 ($14.24)
    Water Utilities: $130,000 ($8.53)
    Central Staff Services: $101,000 ($6.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $77,000 ($5.05)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.13)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,366,000 ($220.88)
    Water Utilities: $3,179,000 ($208.61)
    General - Other: $1,957,000 ($128.42)
    Regular Highways: $1,898,000 ($124.55)
    Fire Protection: $1,846,000 ($121.14)
    Sewerage: $1,687,000 ($110.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $526,000 ($34.52)
    Parks & Recreation: $491,000 ($32.22)
    Central Staff Services: $376,000 ($24.67)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $257,000 ($16.86)
    Financial Administration: $208,000 ($13.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $96,000 ($6.30)
    Housing & Community Development: $93,000 ($6.10)
  • Employee Retirement - Benefit Payments: $719,000 ($47.18)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $515,000 ($33.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($1.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $36,000 ($2.36)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $173,000 ($11.35)
    Police Protection: $108,000 ($7.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $27,000 ($1.77)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($1.51)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($1.51)
    Housing & Community Development: $20,000 ($1.31)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($0.98)
    Central Staff: $13,000 ($0.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,749,000 ($442.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $133,000 ($8.73)

Mount Vernon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,105,000 ($138.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $290,000 ($19.03)
    All Other: $108,000 ($7.09)
    Parks & Recreation: $88,000 ($5.77)
    Parking Facilities: $13,000 ($0.85)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $693,000 ($45.48)
    From Local Government: $280,000 ($18.37)
    Local Employee Contribution: $109,000 ($7.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $393,000 ($25.79)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($0.20)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $277,000 ($18.18)
    Interest Earnings: $201,000 ($13.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,067,000 ($201.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,944,000 ($390.05)
    Highways: $1,570,000 ($103.03)
    Housing & Community Development: $168,000 ($11.02)
    Water Utilities: $74,000 ($4.86)
    All Other: $46,000 ($3.02)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $3,002,000 ($196.99)
    Property: $983,000 ($64.51)
    NEC: $474,000 ($31.10)
    Public Utilities: $186,000 ($12.21)

Mount Vernon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $2,215,000 ($145.35)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $308,000 ($20.21)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $17,000 ($1.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,650,000 ($108.27)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $294,000 ($19.29)
    Water Utilities: $110,000 ($7.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $455,000 ($29.86)
    Other, NEC: $31,000 ($2.03)

Mount Vernon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $7,622,000 ($500.16)
    Total Other Securities: $1,343,000 ($88.13)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $5,249,000 ($344.45)

4.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.61%
Illinois average:

4.45%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, IL  0.60% ($32,412 average AGI)
from Franklin County, IL  0.34% ($37,292)
from Wayne County, IL  0.28% ($29,897)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Illinois average:

4.96%

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 Marion County, IL  0.51% ($29,466 average AGI)
to Franklin County, IL  0.34% ($22,714)
to Wayne County, IL  0.22% ($35,484)

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.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Mount Vernon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 16
Total length: 65 meters (213ft)
Total costs: $1,578,000
Total average daily traffic: 201,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 48,520

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 3
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Mount Vernon, IL

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 105
  • Hazardous Condition: 99
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Mount Vernon

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Vernon, IL
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
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

Mount Vernon on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Therapists (population 5,000+)"
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