Mount Vernon, Missouri

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Population in 2019: 4,508 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +12.2%
 
Males: 2,187  (48.5%)
Females: 2,321  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

45.6 years
Missouri median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 65712.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,188 (it was $28,628 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$44,188
MO:

$57,409

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,558 (it was $16,210 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $113,710 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$113,710
MO:

$168,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $136,793; detached houses: $135,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $586.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.1%
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  • Races in Mount Vernon, MO (2019)
    • 4,31195.2%White alone
    • 851.9%Hispanic
    • 731.6%Two or more races
    • 290.6%Black alone
    • 100.2%Asian alone
    • 50.1%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Mount Vernon, Missouri as of December 08, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mount Vernon is 152 to 1.


Crime rates in Mount Vernon by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.3)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.8)
1
(22.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(87.1)
2
(43.6)
2
(44.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.3)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
21
(473.6)
19
(421.2)
10
(215.5)
15
(321.5)
8
(173.7)
14
(304.9)
21
(457.9)
10
(219.8)
22
(486.8)
2
(44.6)
2
(44.1)
1
(22.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(902.1)
40
(886.7)
11
(237.1)
19
(407.2)
24
(521.2)
24
(522.6)
23
(501.5)
18
(395.7)
21
(464.7)
16
(356.4)
11
(242.8)
12
(263.7)
14
(309.4)
13
(288.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
190
(4,285)
222
(4,921)
177
(3,815)
152
(3,258)
189
(4,104)
165
(3,593)
180
(3,925)
156
(3,429)
61
(1,350)
132
(2,941)
92
(2,030)
104
(2,285)
103
(2,276)
107
(2,376)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
12
(270.6)
11
(243.8)
7
(150.9)
12
(257.2)
10
(217.2)
1
(21.8)
8
(174.4)
7
(153.9)
1
(22.1)
7
(155.9)
3
(66.2)
3
(65.9)
6
(132.6)
12
(266.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(22.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(42.9)
1
(21.7)
1
(21.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.0)
1
(22.1)
1
(22.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(44.2)
1
(22.2)
City-Data.com crime index350.9387.1267.5243.7270.1269.2328.2251.9185.7215.2163.1137.1145.4136.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 11 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Missouri average:

2.37
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Ancestries: German (29.0%), American (13.5%), English (7.5%), Irish (7.0%), Italian (6.9%), British (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1848

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 3.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,317 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Vernon, Missouri map

26 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Missouri:

4.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $796 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,076 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (30.1 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (135.4 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (341.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Hoberg, MO (1.7 miles),
Freistatt, MO (2.6 miles),
Stotts City, MO (2.7 miles ),
Chesapeake, MO (2.8 miles),
Miller, MO (2.8 miles ),
Verona, MO (3.1 miles ),
Aurora, MO (3.2 miles ),
Marionville, MO (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 37.10 N, Longitude: 93.82 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,046 (+23.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 775 (44.7%)

Area code: 417

Distribution of median household income in Mount Vernon, MO in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mount Vernon, MO in 2019
Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 1998: 17 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 1999: 6 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $85,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $160,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2019: 10 buildings, average cost: $160,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Mount Vernon, MO residents
Average permit cost in Mount Vernon, MO
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.9%
Missouri:

3.9%
Historical population in Mount Vernon, MO
Historical housing units in Mount Vernon, MO

Population change in the 1990s: +261 (+6.9%).
Most common industries in Mount Vernon, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Construction (8.5%)
  • Health care (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.6%)
  • Educational services (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Mount Vernon, MO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Missouri

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Tornado activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is near Missouri state average. It is 63% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/29/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.6 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused $56 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Missouri state average. It is 596% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 178.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.8 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 182.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 159.4 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 219.2 miles away from Mount Vernon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Vernon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mount Vernon:

  • MISSOURI REHABILITATION CTR (600 N MAIN)
  • LAWRENCE COUNTY MANOR (915 CARL ALLEN STREET)
  • MT VERNON PLACE CARE CENTER, INC (1425 SOUTH LANDRUM)

Airports located in Mount Vernon:

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

  • Drury University (about 31 miles; Springfield, MO; Full-time enrollment: 3,902)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 31 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 31 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Evangel University (about 32 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 36 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Crowder College (about 37 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 42 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)

Public high schools in Mount Vernon:

  • MT. VERNON HIGH (Students: 516, Location: 400 W HWY 174, Grades: 9-12)
  • MT. VERNON TREATMENT CTR. (Location: 500 STATE DR, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Missouri Southern State College is now Missouri Southern State University.
  • KWFC FM 89.1 is one of the strongest radio stations in Mt. Vernon, but it is not listed. Please list it. Thank you, KWFC Station Rep, Bill Hathaway P.S. KWFC is a member of the Mt. Vernon Chanber of Commerce.
  • Missouri Southern State College is now Missouri Southern State University.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mount Vernon: Doubling Spur (A), Mount Vernon Rural Fire Protection Association (B), Mount Vernon Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Jones Memorial Chapel & Museum (11110 Lawrence # 1137).

Hotels: Budget Host Ranch Motel (1015 East Mount Vernon Boulevard), Comfort Inn (1125 East Daniel Drive).

Court: Lawrence County - Associate Circuit Court (Mount Vernon Courtho).

Birthplace of: Julia Butterfly Hill - Activist, Charles D. Barger - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

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

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

SUMMIT BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (2 times from DEC-23-2005 to DEC-23-2005), St Public Notif requested (2 times from DEC-23-2005 to DEC-23-2005), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (JAN-22-2014)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Missouri:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.8%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
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: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2010:

  • 307 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 27 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2000:

  • 254 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 21 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

Banks with branches in Mount Vernon (2011 data):

  • Mid-Missouri Bank: Drive-In Facility at 200 W. Mt. Vernon Boulevard, branch established on 1975/07/28; Mount Vernon Branch at 109 North Hickory, branch established on 1930/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/27: Bank assets: $509.3 mil, Deposits: $452.7 mil, headquarters in Springfield, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Mid-Missouri Bancshares, Inc.
  • Liberty Bank: Mt Vernon Branch at 500 E Mt Vernon Blvd, branch established on 1996/10/27. Info updated 2011/03/28: Bank assets: $1,093.3 mil, Deposits: $919.6 mil, headquarters in Springfield, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc
  • Regions Bank: Mt. Vernon Business Loop Branch at 106 East Mt Vernon Blvd, branch established on 1982/07/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon:

Marital status in Mount Vernon, MO
  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Missouri average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mount Vernon
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Religion statistics for Mount Vernon, MO (based on Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,97077
Mainline Protestant3,08722
Catholic2,4744
Other1,0415
None15,062-
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: 7
Lawrence County:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lawrence County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Here:

7.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Lawrence County:

6.91 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

8.8%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

29.8%
State:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.9%
Missouri:

50.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.9%
Missouri:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Missouri:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.5%
Missouri:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.1%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Missouri:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

27.6%
Missouri:

34.3%

General health condition:
Here:

56.9%
Missouri:

57.5%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.5%
State:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Vernon, MO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$48,175$52,5550$0
Electric Power 4$22,716$68,1480$0
Parks and Recreation 3$14,321$57,2845$2,372
Streets and Highways 3$11,228$44,9120$0
Water Supply 3$5,360$21,4400$0
Other Government Administration 3$6,241$24,9649$4,300
Other and Unallocable 3$4,695$18,7800$0
Welfare 1$1,371$16,4523$4,838
Financial Administration 1$1,696$20,3520$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 3$2,276
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,355
Totals for Government 32$115,803$43,42622$15,141

Mount Vernon government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $544,000 ($120.67)
    Electric Utilities: $50,000 ($11.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $416,000 ($92.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $337,000 ($74.76)
    Central Staff Services: $231,000 ($51.24)
    Electric Utilities: $187,000 ($41.48)
    Regular Highways: $139,000 ($30.83)
    Sewerage: $130,000 ($28.84)
    General - Other: $102,000 ($22.63)
    Transit Utilities: $57,000 ($12.64)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $48,000 ($10.65)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000 ($6.65)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000 ($5.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($3.99)
    Financial Administration: $16,000 ($3.55)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($1.77)
    Air Transportation: $6,000 ($1.33)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $121,000 ($26.84)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Electric Utilities: $3,000 ($0.67)
    Other - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.22)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Air Transportation: $2,000 ($0.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $87,000 ($19.30)
    Police Protection: $75,000 ($16.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $52,000 ($11.54)
    Sewerage: $49,000 ($10.87)
    Regular Highways: $47,000 ($10.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $29,000 ($6.43)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,239,000 ($274.84)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $200,000 ($44.37)

Mount Vernon government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,081,000 ($239.80)
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000 ($31.50)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($2.66)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $228,000 ($50.58)
    Transit Utilities: $46,000 ($10.20)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($9.54)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,740,000 ($385.98)
    Interest Earnings: $225,000 ($49.91)
    Fines and Forfeits: $25,000 ($5.55)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($1.11)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $7,541,000 ($1672.80)
    Water Utilities: $953,000 ($211.40)
    Transit Utilities: $13,000 ($2.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $182,000 ($40.37)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,291,000 ($286.38)
    Public Utilities Sales: $106,000 ($23.51)
    Property: $34,000 ($7.54)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $7,000 ($1.55)

Mount Vernon government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,890,000 ($2637.53)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,665,000 ($2143.97)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,225,000 ($493.57)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $73,000 ($16.19)
    End of Fiscal Year: $55,000 ($12.20)

Mount Vernon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,289,000 ($285.94)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,001,000 ($2218.50)

8.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.18%
Missouri average:

7.04%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Barry County, MO  1.88% ($32,396 average AGI)
from Greene County, MO  1.78% ($35,186)
from Christian County, MO  0.48% ($37,188)


7.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.66%
Missouri average:

7.16%

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 Greene County, MO  1.83% ($34,326 average AGI)
to Barry County, MO  1.67% ($30,677)
to Jasper County, MO  0.55% ($38,250)
Businesses in Mount Vernon, MO
NameCountNameCount
Curves1Taco Bell1
FedEx1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular1
SONIC Drive-In1UPS2
Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KRMO (990 AM; 3 kW; CASSVILLE, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSWM (940 AM; 1 kW; AURORA, MO; Owner: 940 RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KSGF (1260 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLFJ (1550 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: 127, INC.)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KHTO (106.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, MO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KZRQ (104.1 FM; ASH GROVE, MO; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KGMY-FM (100.5 FM; AURORA, MO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KTTS-FM (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOSP (105.1 FM; WILLARD, MO; Owner: MW SPRINGMO, INC.)
  • KKBL (95.9 FM; MONETT, MO; Owner: MONETT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTXR (101.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: STEREO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMG (92.9 FM; OZARK, MO; Owner: MW SPRINGMO, INC.)
  • KIXQ (102.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KQMO (97.7 FM; SHELL KNOB, MO; Owner: MAGIC CIRCLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KSYN (92.5 FM; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BIG MACK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWTO-FM (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)
  • KXUS (97.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KRLK (107.7 FM; STOCKTON, MO; Owner: KRLK RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXL (95.1 FM; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: CARTHAGE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSMU (91.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD OF REGENTS FOR SW MO ST UNIV)
  • KADI (99.5 FM; REPUBLIC, MO; Owner: VISION COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • KYTV (Channel 3; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)
  • K05KD (Channel 5; CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • KOZK (Channel 21; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KSPR (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF SPRINGFIELD LICENSE LLC)
  • KOLR (Channel 10; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: VHR SPRINGFIELD LICENSE, INC.)
  • KDEB-TV (Channel 27; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: QUORUM OF MISSOURI LICENSE, LLC)
  • KODE-TV (Channel 12; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K38DD (Channel 38; MONETT, MO; Owner: PEGGY L. DAVIS AND DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • KCLJ-CA (Channel 46; JOPLIN/CARTHAGE, MO; Owner: GARY M./DEBORAH R. KENNY)
  • K61GJ (Channel 61; AURORA, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KOZJ (Channel 26; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF SW MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • K41FQ (Channel 41; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15CZ (Channel 15; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KY3, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mount Vernon: Charles D. Barger.

Mount Vernon fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Mount Vernon fatal accident list:

Sep 5, 2016 08:45 PM, State St, Cr-1112, Lat: 37.116333, Lon: -93.834000, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Apr 4, 2005 11:59 AM, Sr-H, Coroad2180, Lat: 37.095080, Lon: -93.826330, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jun 7, 2003 10:20 PM, Sr-39, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Jun 24, 1989 02:35 AM, Outer Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 1, 1983 07:13 PM, V, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 35Number of bridges
  • 272ft / 82.7mTotal length
  • $7,600,000Total costs
  • 169,772Total average daily traffic
  • 38,458Total average daily truck traffic
  • 184,468Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mount Vernon, MO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 121960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mount Vernon, MO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • MT VERNON, 1.5 Mi Sw (Lat: 37.087556 Lon: -93.842417), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WML829,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2112.00 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/28/2008, Certifier: Glenn S Rabin, Registrant: Alltel Communications, LLC, One Allied Drive, B1f2-D, Little Rock, AR 72202, Phone: (501) 905-8555, Fax: (501) 905-6193, Email:
  • STATION, Sw Corner Of Int Of Hwy 39 & Y (Lat: 37.116139 Lon: -93.829639), Overall height: 13.1 m, Call Sign: WNET743,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2198.40 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/2002, Expiration Date: 11/19/2012, Cancellation Date: 03/02/2007, Registrant: Kamo Electric Cooperative Inc, 500 S Kamo Drive, Vinita, OK 74301, Phone: (918) 256-5551, Fax: (918) 256-8023, Email:
  • Mt Vernon, Cnr Cr2100 & Cr110 2.7mi Ne Of (Lat: 37.132806 Lon: -93.789083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.9 m, Call Sign: WRQ91,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2019, Expiration Date: 10/13/2029, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • MT VERNON, Section 33, T-28-N, R-26-W (Lat: 37.094583 Lon: -93.784694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 137.2 m, Overall height: 143.3 m, Call Sign: WQKP499,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2019, Expiration Date: 08/03/2029, Certifier: John E Rooney, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • ST03RW420, 1095 East Mount Vernon Blvd (#274133) (Lat: 37.092889 Lon: -93.806167), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQSG498,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10775.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/17/2013, Expiration Date: 09/17/2023, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: Dla Piper LLP, 500 8th Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 799-4216, Fax: (202) 799-5616, Email:
  • MT VERNON, 1.8 Mi Nne (Lat: 37.112806 Lon: -93.789083), Overall height: 152.1 m, Call Sign: WLT533,
    Assigned Frequencies: 2171.60 MHz, 2178.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mount Vernon)
Most common first names in Mount Vernon, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William7477.2 years
James6874.6 years
Mary6680.7 years
John6478.1 years
Charles5575.1 years
George3474.2 years
Robert3372.7 years
Anna2582.5 years
Walter2381.4 years
Helen2078.2 years
Most common last names in Mount Vernon, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4382.8 years
Johnson3181.8 years
Jones2777.3 years
Williams2181.2 years
Moore2079.1 years
Brown1776.7 years
Meyer1483.2 years
Garner1379.7 years
Parker1284.4 years
Davis1278.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Vernon, MO
  • 67.6%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Electricity
  • 12.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Vernon, MO
  • 55.1%Electricity
  • 41.9%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mount Vernon compared to Missouri state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Mount Vernon on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
There are 16 pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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