For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:
For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city:
144 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $817 (0.9%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (19.2 miles , pop. 121,582).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (118.7 miles , pop. 256,231).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (270.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Maunie, IL (3.3 miles) , Uniontown, KY (3.4 miles ), Parkers Settlement, IN (3.5 miles ), New Haven, IL (3.6 miles ), New Harmony, IN (3.7 miles ), Phillipstown, IL (4.0 miles) , Waverly, KY (4.0 miles ), Corydon, KY (4.1 miles ).
Latitude: 37.94 N, Longitude: 87.90 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: -397 (-5.9%)
Area code: 812
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Crime rate in Mount Vernon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +205 (+2.8%).
Work and jobs in Mount Vernon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Mount Vernon, Indiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 133% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/6/2005, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center killed 24 people and injured 238 people and caused $87 million in damages.
On 11/6/2005, a category F3 tornado 9.8 miles away from the city center .
Earthquake activity:Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Indiana state average. It is 40% 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 35.6 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 7.4 miles away from Mount Vernon 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 61.2 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 37.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 46.5 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 12/7/2000 at 14:08:49, a magnitude 4.0 (3.3 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 13.3 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 Posey County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Francis C. Green - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Ann Hovey - Film actor.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mount Vernon: Francis C. Green.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.12. This is significantly better than average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.91. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.2. This is worse than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00481. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.5%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.0% for other race residents, 54.4% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Mount Vernon city (based on Posey County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.42%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
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5.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,299 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,813 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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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: 6
Total length: 29 meters (95ft)
Total costs: $30,000
Total average daily traffic: 39,330
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,320
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mount Vernon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Mount Vernon, IN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mount Vernon)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mount Vernon)
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Total of 54 patent applications in 2008-2014.