Mount Vernon, Oregon

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Population in 2014: 506 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.0%
 
Males: 268  (53.1%)
Females: 238  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Oregon median age:  39.1 years

Zip codes: 97865.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $34,598 (it was $31,635 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$34,598
OR:

$50,251

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,257 (it was $13,241 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,982 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$77,982
OR:

$229,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $532.

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  • Races in Mount Vernon, OR (2010)

    Mount Vernon races chart
    • 49794.3%White alone
    • 163.0%Hispanic
    • 132.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.2%), Irish (23.3%), United States (4.8%), Swedish (3.8%), French (3.6%), Dutch (3.4%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2871 feet

Land area: 0.69 square miles.

Population density: 728 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Vernon,OR real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 86.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city:

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $731 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $981 (1.5%)

Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bend, OR (111.6 miles , pop. 52,029).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northwest Clackamas, OR (184.6 miles , pop. 224,220).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (715.7 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: John Day, OR (2.8 miles ), Canyon City, OR (2.9 miles ), Prairie City, OR (4.5 miles ), Long Creek, OR (4.5 miles ), Seneca, OR (4.6 miles ), Dayville, OR (4.6 miles) , Monument, OR (5.6 miles) , Greenhorn, OR (6.0 miles) .

Latitude: 44.42 N, Longitude: 119.11 W

Area code: 541

Mount Vernon household income distribution Mount Vernon home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Oregon:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+5.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Oregon

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Oregon state average. It is 364% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 283.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 264.1 miles away from Mount Vernon center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 417.2 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 249.3 miles away from Mount Vernon center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 416.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Grant County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Mount Vernon:

  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; JOHN DAY, OR)
  • BLUE MOUNTAIN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; JOHN DAY, OR)

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

  • Eastern Oregon University (about 80 miles; La Grande, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,127)
  • Treasure Valley Community College (about 110 miles; Ontario, OR; FT enrollment: 2,055)
  • Central Oregon Community College (about 114 miles; Bend, OR; FT enrollment: 5,217)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 122 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Columbia Basin College (about 127 miles; Pasco, WA; FT enrollment: 5,111)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (about 140 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 2,290)
  • College of Western Idaho (about 142 miles; Nampa, ID; FT enrollment: 6,300)

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Notable locations in Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon Fire Department (A), Mount Vernon City Hall (B), Mount Vernon Public Works Department Office (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Ingle Creek (A), Beech Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Blue Mountain Lodge Motel (150 West Main Street).

Grant County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.3%
(20.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Oregon:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
Whole state:  63.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  8.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Oregon average:

11.4

Mount Vernon travel time to work - commute Mount Vernon mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant63415
Other4733
Catholic4054
Mainline Protestant3276
None5,606-
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: 3
Grant County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Grant County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
Oregon:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Grant County:

5.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Oregon:

7.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Grant County:

27.0%
Oregon:

25.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.7%
State:

14.2%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mount Vernon:

49.0%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.2%
Oregon:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Mount Vernon:

28.9
Oregon:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mount Vernon:

21.9%
State:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Mount Vernon:

7.3%
Oregon:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Oregon:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.2%
Oregon:

33.1%

General health condition:
This city:

57.3%
State:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.1%
Oregon:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Vernon, OR 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 0$0 2$1,332
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$2,270
Firefighters 0$0 2$376
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,332
Sewerage 0$0 2$2,002
Water Supply 0$0 2$2,002
Totals for Government 0$0 11$9,314

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $51,000 ($100.79)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($88.93)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($69.17)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($67.19)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($29.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($15.81)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $167,000 ($330.04)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($77.08)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $52,000 ($102.77)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $86,000 ($169.96)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($25.69)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($5.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $87,000 ($171.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $50,000 ($98.81)
    All Other: $13,000 ($25.69)
  • Tax - Property: $63,000 ($124.51)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($19.76)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.98)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $920,000 ($1818.18)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $160,000 ($316.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $144,000 ($284.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $909,000 ($1796.44)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($31.62)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($21.74)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $280,000 ($553.36)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($49.41)

6.76% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,527 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.76%
Oregon average:

7.22%

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 Deschutes County, OR  0.60% ($27,733 average AGI)


6.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,920 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Oregon average:

6.82%

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 Deschutes County, OR  0.88% ($22,773 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KJDY (1400 AM; 1 kW; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWEI (1260 AM; 50 kW; WEISER, ID; Owner: TREASURE VALLEY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPAM (860 AM; 50 kW; TROUTDALE, OR; Owner: PAMPLIN BROADCASTING-OREGON, INC.)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOTK (1080 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - PORTLAND RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KEX (1190 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KPNW (1120 AM; 50 kW; EUGENE, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKSN (1520 AM; 50 kW; OREGON CITY, OR; Owner: ENTERCOM PORTLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KBND (1110 AM; 13 kW; BEND, OR; Owner: COMBINED COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KJDY-FM (94.5 FM; CANYON CITY, OR; Owner: BLUE MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGNR (91.9 FM; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: LIFE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K218BA (91.5 FM; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • K02PK (Channel 2; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • K26FQ (Channel 26; JOHN DAY, OR; Owner: OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 8m26ftTotal length
  • 2,748Total average daily traffic
  • 139Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,288Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Aldrich Mountain (Lat: 44.377083 Lon: -119.450222), Call Sign: KNLN366
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.600 MHz, 459.275 MHzGrant Date: 05/27/2015, Expiration Date: 06/06/2025Registrant: Western Radio Services Co., 19184 Green Lakes Loop, Bend, OR 97709, Phone: (541) 389-5286, Fax: (541) 389-9856, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KZ1P, Previous Call Sign: KA1MUU, Licensee ID: L00749287, Grant Date: 09/11/2013, Expiration Date: 10/26/2023, Certifier: Richard W Horner, Registrant: Richard W Horner, Mount Vernon, OR 97865
  • Call Sign: W7ZQB, Licensee ID: L00109248, Grant Date: 03/16/2005, Expiration Date: 03/31/2015, Certifier: Jack C Mc Kenna, Registrant: Jack C Mc Kenna, Box 267, Mount Vernon, OR 97865
  • Call Sign: KD7SLY, Licensee ID: L00561330, Grant Date: 09/06/2012, Expiration Date: 08/21/2022, Certifier: Floyd E Rasmussen, Registrant: Floyd E Rasmussen, Mount Vernon, OR 97865
  • Call Sign: KF7PMX, Licensee ID: L01635644, Grant Date: 05/02/2011, Expiration Date: 05/02/2021, Certifier: Kevin C Kyriss, Registrant: Kevin C Kyriss, 670 Sw Violet #505, Mount Vernon, OR 97865
  • Call Sign: KG7FZX, Licensee ID: L01817958, Grant Date: 10/18/2013, Expiration Date: 10/18/2023, Certifier: Charles C Mckenna, Registrant: Charles C Mckenna, Mount Vernon, OR 97865-0369
  • Call Sign: KG7FZY, Licensee ID: L01817959, Grant Date: 10/18/2013, Expiration Date: 10/18/2023, Cancellation Date: 02/19/2014, Certifier: Tammy Mckenna, Registrant: Tammy Mckenna, Mount Vernon, OR 97865-0369
  • Call Sign: W7IEZ, Previous Call Sign: KG7FZY, Licensee ID: L01817959, Grant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 02/19/2024, Certifier: Tammy M Mckenna, Registrant: Tammy M Mckenna, Mount Vernon, OR 97865

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-C33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2768T , Serial Number: CD-1107, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 07/26/1967
    Registrant (Individual): Gwen Dyson, Po Box 615, Mount Vernon, OR 97865
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7264A , Serial Number: 29364, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/1956
    Registrant (Corporation): Bridge Creek Logging Inc, 49002 Hwy 26, Mount Vernon, OR 97865
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7269E , Serial Number: 52269, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 08/07/1959
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Douglas M Ferguson, Po Box 459, Mount Vernon, OR 97865, Other Owners: Charlene R Ferguson

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

MOUNT VERNON, CITY OF (Population served: 600, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-23-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Mount Vernon, OR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles881.1 years
George884.3 years
William880.1 years
Robert771.4 years
Clarence580.0 years
Harold565.6 years
Thomas565.0 years
Donald476.5 years
Frank468.2 years
Marvin478.0 years
Most common last names in Mount Vernon, OR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lemons880.8 years
Smith874.4 years
Negus674.2 years
Belshaw583.8 years
Moore584.6 years
Mckern483.5 years
Ryan478.5 years
Batchelder387.3 years
Gienger384.7 years
Huffman373.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (46%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Mount Vernon compared to Oregon state average:

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