Mount Vernon, Oregon

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Population in 2012: 517 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.1%
 
Males: 283  (54.8%)
Females: 234  (45.2%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Oregon median age:  36.8 years

Zip codes: 97865.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,721 (it was $31,635 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$33,721
OR:

$49,161
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,371 (it was $13,241 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,151 (it was $58,000 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$78,151
OR:

$223,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,545; Detached houses: $121,667; Mobile homes: $50,278

Median gross rent in 2012: $487.

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  • White alone - 497 (94.3%)
  • Hispanic - 16 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 13 (2.5%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.5%), Irish (23.7%), United States (5.7%), French (4.8%), Dutch (3.8%), English (3.8%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 2871 feet

Land area: 0.69 square miles.

Population density: 744 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mount Vernon,OR real estate house value index trend

Mount Vernon, Oregon map

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city:

  • Never married: 18.3%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.7%
Oregon:  9.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $957 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $967 (1.4%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Oregon:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+5.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Child care workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Oregon

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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

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:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-2000 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JAN-31-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and MAR-11-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-11-2002)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-01-2000 and OCT-12-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2000)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 66 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.2%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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:

  • Wood (50%)
  • Electricity (35%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.13%
Here: 33.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of the NazareneConservative Baptist Association of AmericaSeventh-Day Adventist Church
Adherents34.4%17.0%12.0%7.6%7.2%
Congregations16.0%8.0%4.0%8.0%12.0%
NameAssemblies of GodUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Episcopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.6%4.3%3.5%2.5%6.7%
Congregations8.0%8.0%4.0%4.0%28.0%
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: 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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$2,678
Firefighters 0$0 9$2,922
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$1,278
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,448
Water Supply 1$4,092$49,1041$1,010
Totals for Government 1$4,092$49,10413$10,336

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $51,000 ($98.65)
    Sewerage: $45,000 ($87.04)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($67.70)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($65.76)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($29.01)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($15.47)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $167,000 ($323.02)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($75.44)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $52,000 ($100.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $86,000 ($166.34)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($25.15)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($5.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $87,000 ($168.28)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $50,000 ($96.71)
    All Other: $13,000 ($25.15)
  • Tax - Property: $63,000 ($121.86)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($19.34)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.93)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $920,000 ($1779.50)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $160,000 ($309.48)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $144,000 ($278.53)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $909,000 ($1758.22)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($30.95)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($21.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $280,000 ($541.59)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($48.36)

7.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200542,990 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Oregon average:

8.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Deschutes County, OR  0.75% ($38,474 average AGI)
from Malheur County, OR  0.48% ($31,500)
from Umatilla County, OR  0.40% ($38,900)


8.89% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200630,925 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.89%
Oregon average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Deschutes County, OR  0.67% ($34,588 average AGI)
to Union County, OR  0.55% ($28,714)
to Baker County, OR  0.51% ($22,308)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total average daily traffic: 2,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 125
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 3,000

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • Aldrich Mountain (Lat: 44.377083 Lon: -119.450222), Call Sign: KNLN366
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.600 MHz, 459.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2005, Expiration Date: 06/06/2015
    Registrant: Western Radio Services Co., 61968 Fall Creek Loop, Bend, OR 97709, Phone: (541) 389-5286, Fax: (541) 389-9856, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA U206G (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 132 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 12AW , Serial Number: U20604688, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 02/17/1979
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Don B Miller, Po Box 403, Mount Vernon, OR 97865, Other Owners: Sharon L Miller
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 170B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2744D , Serial Number: 25286, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 01/08/1957
    Registrant (Individual): Robert W Griffith, Po Box 585, Mount Vernon, OR 97865
  • 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

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
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