Mount Vernon, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 2,446 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
 
Males: 1,036  (42.4%)
Females: 1,410  (57.6%)
Median resident age:

36.0 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 40456.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $21,783 (it was $16,747 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$21,783
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,611 (it was $11,849 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,819 (it was $50,200 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$93,819
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $112,243; detached houses: $121,471; mobile homes: $53,933

Median gross rent in 2017: $444.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 42.2%
(43.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mount Vernon, KY (2010)
    • 2,43098.1%White alone
    • 180.7%Two or more races
    • 160.6%Hispanic
    • 70.3%Black alone
    • 60.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 28 registered sex offenders living in Mount Vernon, Kentucky as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mount Vernon is 100 to 1.


Crime rates in Mount Vernon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(38.1)
2
(76.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(76.4)
2
(76.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(153.1)
7
(274.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.2)
3
(121.5)
2
(81.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.3)
1
(41.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(190.3)
3
(114.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(154.1)
4
(153.1)
4
(156.6)
1
(40.1)
1
(40.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.7)
4
(161.6)
2
(80.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(123.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(266.5)
9
(343.6)
11
(419.5)
12
(462.4)
14
(536.0)
20
(782.8)
16
(641.5)
27
(1,086)
7
(283.5)
11
(447.9)
11
(444.4)
19
(760.9)
14
(564.1)
9
(369.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
39
(1,485)
39
(1,489)
28
(1,068)
22
(847.8)
22
(842.3)
28
(1,096)
24
(962.3)
23
(925.2)
15
(607.5)
11
(447.9)
13
(525.3)
16
(640.8)
6
(241.7)
9
(369.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(228.4)
9
(343.6)
3
(114.4)
1
(38.5)
2
(76.6)
4
(156.6)
2
(80.2)
2
(80.5)
3
(121.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(80.8)
5
(200.2)
6
(241.7)
6
(246.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(76.1)
1
(38.2)
3
(114.4)
N/A0
(0.0)
1
(39.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(40.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(80.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)164.8218.0104.1100.2153.9256.097.8139.690.381.890.9110.980.697.3

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.28
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: Irish (19.6%), American (18.2%), English (15.4%), German (9.8%), Italian (5.0%), Welsh (3.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/03/1818

Elevation: 1156 feet

Land area: 3.18 square miles.

Population density: 770 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Vernon, Kentucky map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $744 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $550 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayette, KY (46.6 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (357.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Brodhead, KY (2.2 miles ),
Conway, KY (2.6 miles ),
Livingston, KY (2.9 miles ),
Crab Orchard, KY (3.4 miles ),
Sand Gap, KY (3.7 miles ),
Paint Lick, KY (3.8 miles ),
Berea, KY (3.8 miles ),
Shopville, KY (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.37 N, Longitude: 84.34 W

Area code: 606

Distribution of median household income in Mount Vernon, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mount Vernon, KY in 2017
Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Historical population in Mount Vernon, KY
Historical housing units in Mount Vernon, KY
Most common industries in Mount Vernon, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.2%)
  • Apparel (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Mount Vernon, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.0%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.3%)

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Kentucky

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Mount Vernon, Kentucky 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 49.7. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.0 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 207.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 110.4 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 193.3 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 217.7 miles away from Mount Vernon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rockcastle County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Landslides: 3, Fires: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Vernon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mount Vernon:

  • ROCKCASTLE COUNTY HOSPITAL, INC (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 145 NEWCOMB AVENUE)
  • LIFELINE ROCKCASTLE HOME HEALTH (145 LEWIS STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mount Vernon:

  • ROCKCASTLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; BRODHEAD, KY)
  • BEREA HOSPITAL CHI (Hospital, about 15 miles away; BEREA, KY)
  • SAINT JOSEPH BEREA Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; BEREA, KY)
  • THE TERRACE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BEREA, KY)
  • BEREA HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; BEREA, KY)

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

  • Eastern Kentucky University (about 26 miles; Richmond, KY; Full-time enrollment: 13,525)
  • Somerset Community College (about 27 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 45 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Bluegrass Community and Technical College (about 47 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 8,560)
  • University of Kentucky (about 47 miles; Lexington, KY; FT enrollment: 23,517)
  • Campbellsville University (about 56 miles; Campbellsville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,948)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 57 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)

Public high schools in Mount Vernon:

  • ROCKCASTLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 912, Location: 1545 HWY 461, Grades: 9-12)
  • ROCKCASTLE ACADEMY FOR ACADEMIC ACH (Location: 955 W MAIN ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

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Library in Mount Vernon:

  • ROCKCASTLE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $157,200; Location: 60 FORD DRIVE; 25,424 books; 289 audio materials; 849 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 29 print serial subscriptions)

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon Volunteer Fire Department (A), Kentucky Music Hall of Fame and Museum (B), Renfro Valley Barn Dance and Pioneer Museum (C), Rockcastle County Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Mount Vernon: Rose Hill Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Reservoir: Lake Linville (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum (2590 Richmond Street), I-75 Speedway Inc (Arcades & Amusements; 1495 Cove Branch Rd).

Hotels: Days Inn Mt Vernon Renfro Vly (1630 Richmond Street), Kastle Inn Motel (I-75 US 25 Exit 59), Super 8 Mount Vernon KY (US 25 And I 75 Exit 59), Econo Lodge Renfro Valley (1375 Richmond Street).

Courts: Kentucky State - Mt Vernon- Administrative Office Of Courts- Family C (205 East Main Street), Rockcastle County - Court Clerk (Court House), Supreme Court (101 Rock Castle Co Jud Centre).

Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.5%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2010:

  • 102 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 88 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2000:

  • 90 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 72 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Mount Vernon (2011 data):

  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Mt. Vernon East Main Branch at 120 East Main Street, branch established on 1997/07/21; Mt. Vernon Branch at 2134 Lake Cumberland Rd, branch established on 1999/09/20. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
  • Peoples Bank and Trust Company of Madison County: Mt. Vernon Branch at 350 Richmond Street, branch established on 2001/08/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $410.4 mil, Deposits: $314.5 mil, headquarters in Berea, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Whitaker Bank Corporation Of Kentucky
  • Citizens Bank: at 411 New Brodhead Road, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2009/05/26: Bank assets: $132.8 mil, Deposits: $104.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Rockcastle Bancorp, Inc.
  • PBK BANK, INC.: Mount Vernon Office Branch at 810 West Main St, branch established on 2006/11/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $113.8 mil, Deposits: $98.0 mil, headquarters in Stanford, KY, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon:

Marital status in Mount Vernon, KY
  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 4.0%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 72.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.2
Kentucky average:

11.9

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, KY (based on Rockcastle County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,19340
Catholic481
Other-1
None7,815-
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: 4
Here:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Rockcastle County:

3.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Rockcastle County:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.5%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.4%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.2%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.3
Kentucky:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mount Vernon:

17.4%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

7.4%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

25.9%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Mount Vernon:

55.1%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.5%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Vernon, KY 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
Financial Administration 29$86,564$35,8200$0
Water Supply 9$28,893$38,5240$0
Police Protection - Officers 9$27,459$36,6120$0
Other and Unallocable 6$15,609$31,2180$0
Sewerage 4$9,318$27,9540$0
Streets and Highways 1$5,283$63,3960$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 58$173,126$35,8190$0

Mount Vernon government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,283,000 ($524.53)
    Police Protection: $558,000 ($228.13)
    Central Staff Services: $538,000 ($219.95)
    Sewerage: $310,000 ($126.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $125,000 ($51.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $64,000 ($26.17)
    Regular Highways: $43,000 ($17.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,381,000 ($564.60)

Mount Vernon government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $760,000 ($310.71)
    Sewerage: $375,000 ($153.31)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($1.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $289,000 ($118.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,492,000 ($1018.81)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $50,000 ($20.44)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $564,000 ($230.58)
    Property: $206,000 ($84.22)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $169,000 ($69.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $143,000 ($58.46)
    Corporation Net Income: $90,000 ($36.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $66,000 ($26.98)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $22,000 ($8.99)

4.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,308 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

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 Madison County, KY  2.04% ($33,388 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, KY  0.40% ($35,700)
Businesses in Mount Vernon, KY
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
KFC1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • WRVK (1460 AM; 1 kW; MOUNT VERNON, KY; Owner: SAYLOR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGWM (980 AM; 1 kW; LONDON, KY; Owner: WGWM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKLB (1290 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: BARKER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WVLK (590 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLAP (630 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTC (730 AM; 5 kW; VANCLEVE, KY; Owner: THE KENTUCKY MOUNTAIN HOLINESS ASSN.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • WLFX (106.7 FM; BEREA, KY; Owner: WALLINGFORD COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCYO (100.7 FM; IRVINE, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY RIVER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTBK (105.7 FM; MANCHESTER, KY; Owner: MANCHESTER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKY-FM (96.3 FM; STANFORD, KY; Owner: LINCOLN-GARRARD BROADCASTING CO.,INC)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKU (88.9 FM; RICHMOND, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WWEL (103.9 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: F.T.G. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWAG (107.9 FM; MCKEE, KY; Owner: DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRNZ (105.1 FM; LANCASTER, KY; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • W277AA (103.3 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • WBLU-LP (Channel 62; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: SANDRA B. POWLEY)
  • WDKY-TV (Channel 56; DANVILLE, KY; Owner: WDKY LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WLJC-TV (Channel 65; BEATTYVILLE, KY; Owner: HOUR OF HARVEST, INC.)
  • WKLE (Channel 46; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WOBZ-LP (Channel 9; EAST BERNSTADT, ETC., KY; Owner: ANDREA JOY KESLER)
  • WLEX-TV (Channel 18; LEXINGTON, KY; Owner: WLEX COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
Mount Vernon fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Mount Vernon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 230ft / 69.5mTotal length
  • $3,473,000Total costs
  • 241,148Total average daily traffic
  • 50,700Total average daily truck traffic
  • 191,642Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mount Vernon, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 141960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mount Vernon, KY

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Mount Vernon, KY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • STATION, Big Hill S Side Of Burnt Ridge Rd .09 Mi W Of Us 421 (Lat: 37.527028 Lon: -84.222139), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WNTU266,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6685.00 MHz, Grant Date: 01/31/1994, Expiration Date: 01/31/1999, Phone: (606) 624-4787
  • Various Locations (Lat: 37.350083 Lon: -84.328528), Overall height: 6.1 m, Call Sign: WPNL684,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHz, Grant Date: 02/26/2013, Expiration Date: 03/20/2023, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • MOUNT VERNON, N Of Us 27 1.1 Km E (Lat: 37.350083 Lon: -84.328611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 82.3 m, Call Sign: WPRR364,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6152.75 MHz, 6555.00 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6625.00 MHz, Grant Date: 12/07/2010, Expiration Date: 12/21/2020, Certifier: John R Mccall, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 11-10DOANRDG, Doan Ridge Lookout Tower (Lat: 37.339917 Lon: -84.383111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.9 m, Overall height: 84.7 m, Call Sign: WQHC209,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6546.25 MHz, Grant Date: 04/21/2017, Expiration Date: 06/25/2027, Certifier: William F Hays, Registrant: Kentucky Emergency Warning System, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Building# 101, Frankfort, KY 40601, Phone: (502) 564-5397, Fax: (502) 564-6726, Email:
  • STATION, 0.1 Mi N Of Hwy Ky 25 0.7 Mi E Of (Lat: 37.350083 Lon: -84.328528), Overall height: 76.2 m, Call Sign: KIQ81,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, 6835.00 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/1996, Expiration Date: 02/01/2000, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2000, Phone: (606) 255-1461
  • STATION, Freedom School Rd 3/4 Mi From Us 150 E Of (Lat: 37.340056 Lon: -84.383250), Overall height: 84.7 m, Call Sign: WEE469,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2141.20 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2009, Expiration Date: 10/13/2019, Cancellation Date: 06/18/2012, Registrant: Kentucky Emergency Warning System, 85 State Police Road, London, KY 40741, Phone: (502) 564-5397, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: YOUNG JOHN E SEAREY (Category: Amphibian, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 236JY , Serial Number: 1DK085, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 10/29/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 02/24/2017
    Registrant (LLC): Six Six Whiskey Hotel LLC, 359 Gadd Cemetery Rd, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
  • Aircraft: RAYMOND M MUNTZ VANS-RV6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-320-H2AD (160 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 32RM , Serial Number: 24507, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 09/09/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Terry Lewis, 655 Richmond St, Mount Vernon, KY 40456, Other Owners: Alek Stang, Michael Kincer
  • Aircraft: YOUNG VIRGIL R SUPER BEE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 373UY , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/2009, Certificate Issue Date: 02/04/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Virgil R Young, 7891 Climax Rd, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
  • Aircraft: YOUNG VIRGIL R BLUE BIRD (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 582VY , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 07/23/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 08/13/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Virgil R Young, 7891 Climax Rd, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
  • Aircraft: HART WICHAWK (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AEROSPORT O-360-A1A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 66WH , Serial Number: 52, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 06/06/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 10/31/2014
    Registrant (LLC): Six Six Whiskey Hotel LLC, 359 Gadd Cemetery Rd, Mount Vernon, KY 40456

2007 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2007 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 31. The highest number of fire incidents - 98 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2010. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Mount Vernon, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.1%), and Outside Fires (32.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mount Vernon, KY
    • 17045.1%Structure Fires
    • 12232.4%Outside Fires
    • 8221.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Vernon, KY
Most common first names in Mount Vernon, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William9072.0 years
James8070.6 years
John7376.8 years
Robert4773.2 years
Mary4474.0 years
George3773.7 years
Charles3271.8 years
Martha2578.6 years
Henry2375.9 years
Charlie2076.0 years
Most common last names in Mount Vernon, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Bullock5378.2 years
Renner5071.7 years
Smith4572.2 years
Mink4477.6 years
Cromer4375.8 years
Mullins4177.3 years
Owens3874.7 years
Kirby3774.5 years
Miller3371.4 years
Mcferron3377.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Vernon, KY
  • 81.2%Electricity
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 5.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Vernon, KY
  • 95.7%Electricity
  • 2.0%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Mount Vernon compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Mount Vernon on our top lists:

  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #38 (40456) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
There are 6 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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