Mount Vernon, Kentucky

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Population in 2013: 2,467 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 
Males: 1,167  (47.3%)
Females: 1,300  (52.7%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 40456.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,037 (it was $16,747 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$21,037
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,968 (it was $11,849 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $73,587 (it was $50,200 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$73,587
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $96,927; Detached houses: $106,242; Mobile homes: $43,524

Median gross rent in 2012: $433.

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  • White alone - 2,781 (96.8%)
  • Black alone - 36 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.5%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (51.4%), Irish (8.9%), German (5.3%), English (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 02/03/1818

Elevation: 1156 feet

Land area: 3.18 square miles.

Population density: 777 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Vernon,KY real estate house value index trend

Mount Vernon, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 74.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city:

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Kentucky:  3.2%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Mount Vernon, Kentucky as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Mount Vernon to the number of sex offenders is 225 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $467 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $365 (0.5%)

Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

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

Mount Vernon household income distribution Mount Vernon home values distribution

Crime rates in Mount Vernon by Year
Type 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 112000100
per 100,000 38.438.176.40.00.00.039.10.00.0
Robberies 102204701
per 100,000 38.40.076.476.30.0153.1274.00.040.2
Assaults 353044411
per 100,000 115.1190.3114.50.0154.1153.1156.640.140.2
Burglaries 1679111214201627
per 100,000 613.7266.5343.6419.5462.4536.0782.8641.51086.1
Thefts 433939282222282423
per 100,000 1649.41484.61489.11067.9847.8842.31095.9962.3925.2
Auto thefts 969312422
per 100,000 345.2228.4343.6114.438.576.6156.680.280.5
Arson N/A213N/A0101
per 100,000 N/A76.138.2114.4N/A0.039.10.040.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 289.5) 209.3171.0226.1108.0103.9159.6265.5101.5144.8

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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: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.22
Kentucky average:

1.88
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -66 (-2.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Mount Vernon 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 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 193.3 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 217.7 miles away from the city 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 (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 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 school in Mount Vernon:

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)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • wobz-lp 9 is now a class a station (wobz-ca 9)

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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).

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 63.4. This is about average.

City:

63.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 19.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.7
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.46
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 34.7%
(34.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Mount Vernon, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Mount Vernon compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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.

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:

  • Electricity (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (0%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.85%
Here: 51.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents76.3%12.5%4.5%3.0%3.7%
Congregations52.4%14.3%16.7%7.1%9.5%
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: 4
Rockcastle County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

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

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
Here:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.8%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Rockcastle County:

32.5%
Kentucky:

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

17.4%
State:

15.9%
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
Police Protection - Officers 9$27,459$36,6120$0
Streets and Highways 1$5,283$63,3960$0
Sewerage 4$9,318$27,9540$0
Water Supply 9$28,893$38,5240$0
Other and Unallocable 6$15,609$31,2180$0
Totals for Government 58$173,126$35,8190$0

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $885,000 ($358.74)
    Police Protection: $331,000 ($134.17)
    Sewerage: $298,000 ($120.79)
    Central Staff Services: $120,000 ($48.64)
    Financial Administration: $85,000 ($34.45)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($4.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($3.65)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($10.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $17,000 ($6.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $922,000 ($373.73)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $188,000 ($76.21)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $422,000 ($171.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($2.03)
    All Other: $2,000 ($0.81)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $55,000 ($22.29)
    Interest Earnings: $51,000 ($20.67)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,065,000 ($431.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($16.21)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $185,000 ($74.99)
    Property: $142,000 ($57.56)
    NEC: $82,000 ($33.24)
    Public Utilities: $59,000 ($23.92)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $5,258,000 ($2131.33)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $599,000 ($242.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $5,046,000 ($2045.40)
    Other, NEC: $540,000 ($218.89)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $212,000 ($85.93)
    Other, NEC: $59,000 ($23.92)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $900,000 ($364.82)

5.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,369 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

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 Madison County, KY  1.72% ($27,989 average AGI)
from Laurel County, KY  0.43% ($35,636)
from Lincoln County, KY  0.39% ($20,700)


5.30% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,894 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

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 Madison County, KY  1.74% ($27,844 average AGI)
to Pulaski County, KY  0.45% ($20,739)
to Fayette County, KY  0.27% ($52,214)

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.)

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

Mount Vernon, Kentucky:
  • Fatal accident count: 16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 53
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 26
  • Fatalities: 95
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 228
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9
See more detailed statistics of Mount Vernon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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
    Registrant: 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: 06/25/2007, Expiration Date: 06/25/2017, Certifier: William F Hays
    Registrant: Kentucky Emergency Warning System, 85 State Police Road, London, KY 40741, 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
    Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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
    Registrant (Individual): Virgil R Young, 7891 Climax Rd, Mount Vernon, KY 40456

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
Businesses in Mount Vernon, KY
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Econo Lodge1Subway1
KFC1U-Haul1

Mount Vernon on our top lists:

  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #27 (40456) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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