Mount Vernon, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 4,583 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +35.2%
Males: 2,192  (47.8%)
Females: 2,391  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  24.4 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 52314.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $71,797 (it was $51,228 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$71,797
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,982 (it was $19,027 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $189,589 (it was $114,200 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$189,589
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $175,332; Detached houses: $187,457; Townhouses or other attached units: $203,956; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,873; Mobile homes: $31,848

Median gross rent in 2012: $744.

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Mount Vernon races chart
  • White alone - 4,205 (93.5%)
  • Hispanic - 148 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 53 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 35 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 31 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 26 (0.6%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 89.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.3%), Irish (11.8%), Norwegian (8.3%), English (7.7%), Czech (7.3%), French (6.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/7/1869

Elevation: 885 feet

Land area: 3.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,315 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Vernon,IA real estate house value index trend

Mount Vernon, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 104.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 60.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city:

  • Never married: 46.7%
  • Now married: 39.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

70 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Iowa:  4.3%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Mount Vernon, Iowa as of May 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mount Vernon to the number of sex offenders is 2,292 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,607 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,261 (1.3%)

Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (13.4 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (130.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lisbon, IA (1.3 miles ), Bertram, IA (2.5 miles ), Martelle, IA (2.7 miles ), Mechanicsville, IA (2.9 miles ), Solon, IA (3.0 miles ), Ely, IA (3.0 miles ), Springville, IA (3.0 miles ), Morley, IA (3.3 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.92 N, Longitude: 91.42 W

Area code: 319

Mount Vernon household income distribution Mount Vernon home values distribution

Crime rates in Mount Vernon by Year
Type 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 1102111210
per 100,000 29.425.60.049.123.823.523.846.922.10.0
Robberies 0100001000
per 100,000 0.025.60.00.00.00.023.80.00.00.0
Assaults 1403313631
per 100,000 29.4102.30.073.771.323.571.5140.766.221.9
Burglaries 272412974441523
per 100,000 793.4613.7298.1221.0166.393.995.393.8331.1503.6
Thefts 58856461536859466852
per 100,000 1704.42173.41589.71497.71258.91597.01406.11079.11501.11138.6
Auto thefts 2322051211
per 100,000 58.876.749.749.10.0117.423.846.922.121.9
Arson 0100000000
per 100,000 0.025.60.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.1) 164.3192.292.0138.899.1107.6109.6124.0120.690.5

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Mount Vernon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
Iowa average:

1.72
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Construction laborers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center .

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 tornado 21.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% 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 304.1 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 284.1 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.0 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 333.7 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) earthquake occurred 304.1 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 289.7 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 Linn County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Vernon topographic map

Birthplace of: Dan Bern - Musician, Matt Kroul - Player of football.

Hospitals and medical centers in Mount Vernon:

  • HALLMARK CARE CENTER (215 HIGHWAY 30 WEST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mount Vernon:

  • WILLOW GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • REM IOWA-DALEVIEW DRIVE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • CRESTVIEW ACRES (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • REM IOWA-MANSFIELD AVENUE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • LINN MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • TANAGER PLACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • WINSLOW HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARION, IA)

College/University in Mount Vernon:

  • Cornell College (Full-time enrollment: 1,276; Location: 600 First St. SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cornellcollege.edu)

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

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 12 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 20 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 51 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 52 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 52 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 54 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 59 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high school in Mount Vernon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

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Library in Mount Vernon:

  • RUSSELL D. COLE LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,700; Location: 620 THIRD ST SW; 20,986 books; 584 audio materials; 737 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions; 371 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mount Vernon, Iowa is the home of Cornell College (not to be confused with Cornell University in New York.) Small, private liberal arts intitution of higher learning.

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Notable locations in Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon (A), Hillcrest Country Club (B), Mount Vernon Fire Department (C), Mount Vernon Police Department (D), Mount Vernon City Hall (E), Minority Cultural Center (F), West Science Center (G), College Hall (H), South Hall (I), Brackett Alumni Guest House (J), Norton Geology Center and Anderson Museum (K), Law Hall (L), Old Sem (M), Russell D Cole Library (N), Tarr Residence Hall (O), Pfeifer Residence (P), Dows Residence Hall (Q), Ebersole Center (R), Maintenance Building (S), Tenth Avenue Student Apartments (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Vernon include: King Chapel (A), Allee Chapel (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Saint John's Catholic Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Seeds of Faith Lutheran Church (G), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (H), Community Bible Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Vernon Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Ink Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mount Vernon include: Soccer and Intramural Fields (1), Ash Park (2), Davis Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Allies Foods Limited (Amusement & Theme Parks; 121 1st Street West), Deep Cover Wild Life Productions (Tours & Charters; 369 Recreation Lane).

Hotel: Sleep Inn - Inn & Suites (310 Virgil Avenue).

Linn County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.9. This is about average.

City:

78.9
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.228. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.761. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.761
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mount Vernon and their reported violations in the past:

PALISADES KEPLER - PARK OFFICE (Address: 700 KEPLER DR , Population served: 308, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-27-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2010)
PALISADES KEPLER STATE PARK - LODGE (Address: 700 KEPLER DR , Population served: 208, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-10-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-09-2007 to OCT-09-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
HIDE-A-WAY MANOR (Address: 528 WOLFE LANE NE , Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-21-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-18-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.3%
(11.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 31.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.1%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2010:

  • 992 people in college/university student housing
  • 39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
435 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
44 people in nursing homes in 2000

Mount Vernon, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Mount Vernon compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Mount Vernon (2011 data):

  • Mount Vernon Bank and Trust Company: Drive-In Branch at 116 Third Avenue South, branch established on 1981/02/20; Mount Vernon Bank And Trust Company at 206 First Street West, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $94.9 mil, Deposits: $78.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Mount Vernon Bancorp.
  • Hills Bank and Trust Company: Mount Vernon Branch at 720 First Avenue, branch established on 1998/02/01. Info updated 2012/02/07: Bank assets: $2,018.3 mil, Deposits: $1,528.4 mil, headquarters in Hills, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Hills Bancorporation
  • Bridge Community Bank: at 302 Highway 1 South, branch established on 1903/09/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.2 mil, Deposits: $60.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bridge Community Bank Esop

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 (84%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.05%
Here: 57.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents40.8%13.1%9.9%5.6%5.0%
Congregations11.2%17.8%7.7%5.3%8.9%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodMuslim EstimateUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents2.9%2.7%2.1%1.6%16.3%
Congregations4.1%2.4%1.2%2.4%39.1%
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: 27
Linn County:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Linn County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
Linn County:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.6%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
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 4$19,147$57,4410$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$25,937$51,8741$128
Streets and Highways 7$26,001$44,5732$1,674
Sewerage 1$4,959$59,5080$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,857$46,2840$0
Water Supply 1$3,914$46,9680$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,866$82,3920$0
Totals for Government 21$90,681$51,8183$1,802

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $315,000 ($68.73)
    Regular Highways: $131,000 ($28.58)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $357,000 ($77.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $287,000 ($62.62)
    Sewerage: $260,000 ($56.73)
    Regular Highways: $241,000 ($52.59)
    Water Utilities: $237,000 ($51.71)
    General - Other: $214,000 ($46.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $171,000 ($37.31)
    Central Staff Services: $53,000 ($11.56)
    Libraries: $30,000 ($6.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($5.02)
    Fire Protection: $23,000 ($5.02)
    General Public Buildings: $13,000 ($2.84)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($1.53)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $230,000 ($50.19)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $59,000 ($12.87)
    Fire Protection: $44,000 ($9.60)
    Sewerage: $41,000 ($8.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000 ($7.20)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($5.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($1.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $757,000 ($165.18)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $30,000 ($6.55)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $312,000 ($68.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $254,000 ($55.42)
    Parks & Recreation: $78,000 ($17.02)
    All Other: $12,000 ($2.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $150,000 ($32.73)
    Interest Earnings: $60,000 ($13.09)
    Rents: $10,000 ($2.18)
    Property Sale Other: $7,000 ($1.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $341,000 ($74.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $288,000 ($62.84)
    General Support: $59,000 ($12.87)
    All Other: $6,000 ($1.31)
  • Tax - Property: $1,422,000 ($310.28)
    Total General Sales: $95,000 ($20.73)
    NEC: $31,000 ($6.76)
    Public Utilities: $30,000 ($6.55)
    Other Selective Sales: $5,000 ($1.09)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $580,000 ($126.55)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,815,000 ($1050.62)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,600,000 ($785.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $860,000 ($187.65)
    Water Utilities: $495,000 ($108.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $355,000 ($77.46)
    Water Utilities: $85,000 ($18.55)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $284,000 ($61.97)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,826,000 ($398.43)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $240,000 ($52.37)

5.25% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.25%
Iowa average:

5.75%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($337 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.01%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Johnson County, IA  0.70% ($39,990 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.34% ($34,705)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.19% ($29,311)


4.88% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,151 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Iowa average:

5.94%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($475 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.04%
Iowa average:

0.02%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Johnson County, IA  0.61% ($38,859 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($38,476)
to Polk County, IA  0.19% ($37,921)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KRNL-FM (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IA; Owner: CORNELL COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K295AC (106.9 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Mount Vernon, Iowa:
  • Fatal accident count: 4
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Iowa average:
  • Fatal accident count: 80
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 123
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 25
  • Fatalities: 86
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 199
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

Mount Vernon fatal accident list:

Jul 6, 2011 10:05 AM, 3rd Ave Sw, Lat: 41.91905, Lon: -91.42303, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 31, 1985 05:03 PM, Hwy 30, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 13, 1980 07:53 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 21, 1975 02:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunken drivers: 2

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mount Vernon)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • WATER TOWER, 421 1st Street West (Lat: 41.924389 Lon: -91.420222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.5 m, Overall height: 47.5 m, Call Sign: KNCW549
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.250 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/05/2012, Expiration Date: 03/14/2022
    Registrant: Radio Communications Co., Inc, 2131 North Towne Lane Ne, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402, Phone: (319) 393-7150, Fax: (319) 393-9273, Email:
  • 700 First Ave N (Lat: 41.916389 Lon: -91.427944), Call Sign: WYD419, Licensee ID: L00027116
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/19/1998, Expiration Date: 12/01/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2002
    Registrant: Neals Water Conditioning Service Inc, 700 First Ave N, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
  • 102 Hwy South (Lat: 41.880861 Lon: -91.466889), Call Sign: WQAQ286
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2004, Expiration Date: 07/19/2014, Certifier: Gary Baca
    Registrant: Hm Electronics, Inc., 14110 Stowe Drive, Poway, CA 92064, Phone: (858) 535-6015, Fax: (858) 452-7207, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • MT. VERNON-CED RAP, 1 Mi W (Lat: 41.929722 Lon: -91.452778), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WMQ320
    Assigned Frequencies: 6695.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/01/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • PALISADES, On Us Hwy 30 3 Mi W (Lat: 41.917222 Lon: -91.485444), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 61 m, Overall height: 66.8 m, Call Sign: WPNB210
    Assigned Frequencies: 6775.00 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/15/2011, Expiration Date: 08/13/2021
    Registrant: Racom, 1331 Stamy Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-1475, Fax: (319) 892-6275, Email:
  • MOUNT VERNON, Lat: 41.933694 Lon: -91.437194, Call Sign: WQFK357
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/03/2006, Expiration Date: 08/03/2016, Certifier: Sue Ripke
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mount Vernon)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mount Vernon)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$179,2257$132,94924$118,4313$29,1032$101,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$128,9850$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$04$139,9480$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$132,4204$168,3600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$241,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 17
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Mount Vernon

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Vernon, IA
Most common first names in Mount Vernon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2579.2 years
John2377.5 years
William2079.4 years
Joseph1577.9 years
George1578.9 years
Helen1482.5 years
Robert1367.2 years
Harold1275.8 years
Dorothy1277.1 years
Charles1277.2 years
Most common last names in Mount Vernon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller882.8 years
Stoneking887.5 years
Thompson779.1 years
Gaines779.1 years
Petrick775.3 years
Biderman685.8 years
Clark678.5 years
Smith680.7 years
Johnson685.3 years
Neal681.8 years
Businesses in Mount Vernon, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Ford1
Chevrolet1Hardee's1
Dairy Queen1Sleep Inn1
FedEx1Subway1

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