Mount Vernon, South Dakota

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Population in 2013: 458 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.0%
 
Males: 231  (50.5%)
Females: 227  (49.5%)
Median resident age:  33.2 years
South Dakota median age:  36.6 years

Zip codes: 57363.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $57,138 (it was $36,806 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$57,138
SD:

$48,947

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,021 (it was $14,864 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,827 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$69,827
SD:

$138,400

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $95,338; Detached houses: $99,428; Mobile homes: $45,955

Median gross rent in 2013: $633.

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  • Races in Mount Vernon, SD (2010)

    Mount Vernon races chart
    • 42291.3%White alone
    • 255.4%American Indian alone
    • 102.2%Hispanic
    • 51.1%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.7%), Norwegian (11.1%), Dutch (9.1%), Irish (8.5%), English (5.5%), French (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 5/1/1903

Elevation: 1411 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,430 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Vernon,SD real estate house value index trend

Mount Vernon, South Dakota map

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 91.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,600 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $769 (1.5%)

Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (77.5 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (204.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (552.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Loomis, SD (3.1 miles) , Plankinton, SD (3.3 miles ), Aurora Center, SD (3.4 miles) , Mitchell, SD (3.4 miles ), Stickney, SD (3.5 miles ), Letcher, SD (3.8 miles) , Ethan, SD (4.2 miles ), Storla, SD (4.6 miles) .

Latitude: 43.71 N, Longitude: 98.26 W

Area code: 605

Mount Vernon household income distribution Mount Vernon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.7%
South Dakota:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +108 (+29.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Mount Vernon, South Dakota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.2 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center killed 6 people and injured 150 people and caused $18 million in damages.

On 5/5/2007, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is near South Dakota state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 617.4 miles away from Mount Vernon center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 12.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 173.9 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 380.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Davison County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Vernon topographic map

Birthplace of: Chad Greenway - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Mount Vernon:

  • STORLA SUNSET HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LETCHER, SD)
  • AVERA BRADY HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • DAKOTA PHYSICAL THERAPY HHC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • MITCHELL RETIREMENT NRSG CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • WILGE MEMORIAL HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)
  • FIRESTEEL HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MITCHELL, SD)

Airports located in Mount Vernon:

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

  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 75 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; Full-time enrollment: 2,386)
  • South Dakota State University (about 85 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • University of South Dakota (about 94 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 120 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Northern State University (about 121 miles; Aberdeen, SD; FT enrollment: 2,203)
  • Northeast Community College (about 124 miles; Norfolk, NE; FT enrollment: 3,334)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 129 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)

Public high school in Mount Vernon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

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

Hotel: Restless Wings Lodge (25124 397th Avenue).

Davison County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Mount Vernon that have no violations reported:

  • MOUNT VERNON (Population served: 462, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.1%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
South Dakota:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.2%
Whole state:  64.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.2%
Whole state:  6.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Mount Vernon compared to South Dakota state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Mount Vernon (2011 data):

  • CorTrust Bank National Association: Mount Vernon Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1973/10/01. Info updated 2009/09/14: Bank assets: $666.8 mil, Deposits: $557.2 mil, headquarters in Mitchell, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Hopkins Financial Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
South Dakota average:

10.0

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Other fuel (5%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6,0544
Mainline Protestant5,00411
Evangelical Protestant2,96120
Other1792
None5,306-
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
Davison County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Davison County:

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
South Dakota:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Davison County:

6.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Here:

8.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.21 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
South Dakota:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Davison County:

27.7%
South Dakota:

27.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

14.9%
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 0$0 1$673
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$798
Streets and Highways 1$2,792$33,5040$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$428
Water Supply 0$0 2$566
Local Libraries 0$0 1$589
Totals for Government 1$2,792$33,50412$3,054

7.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,767 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
South Dakota average:

7.96%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  0.74% ($33,034 average AGI)
from Sanborn County, SD  0.38% ($41,233)
from Hutchinson County, SD  0.28% ($27,727)


7.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.42%
South Dakota average:

7.77%

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 Minnehaha County, SD  1.04% ($32,827 average AGI)
to Pennington County, SD  0.28% ($33,727)
to Aurora County, SD  0.27% ($26,619)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KORN (1490 AM; 1 kW; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KOKK (1210 AM; 5 kW; HURON, SD; Owner: DAKOTA COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KMIT (105.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • KUQL (98.3 FM; WESSINGTON SPRINGS, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA, LLC)
  • K258AG (99.5 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KQRN (107.3 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPN.)
  • KZNC (99.1 FM; HURON, SD; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF HURON, INC.)
  • K220HB (91.9 FM; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KIKN-FM (100.5 FM; SALEM, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA B/CNG. COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • KDLV-TV (Channel 5; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K09UN (Channel 9; MITCHELL, SD; Owner: SD BD.OF DIRECTORS EDUC'L.TELECOMMUNICATIONS)

Mount Vernon fatal accident list:

Aug 26, 1989 10:45 PM, Main St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1.5 Mi S 2 Mi W .25 Mi N (Lat: 43.545278 Lon: -98.303417), Call Sign: KNDC625, Licensee ID: L00091324
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/25/2003, Expiration Date: 02/24/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2013
    Registrant: Scott Supply Co Inc, W Hwy 16, Mitchell, SD 57301
  • 26509 395th Ave (Lat: 43.540611 Lon: -98.303167), Call Sign: WQPN871
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.375 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/10/2012, Expiration Date: 07/10/2022, Certifier: Joe Wieczorek
    Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E 3rd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 2.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 43.674139 Lon: -98.265889), Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: KBD65
    Assigned Frequencies: 6875.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/1979, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2012
    Registrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:
  • 2.5 Mi S (Lat: 43.674139 Lon: -98.265889), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WHS389
    Assigned Frequencies: 7100.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/30/1983, Expiration Date: 04/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2012
    Registrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:
  • 2 Mi. S Of Mount Vernon (Lat: 43.674139 Lon: -98.265889), Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WLI527
    Assigned Frequencies: 2093.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/02/1988, Cancellation Date: 07/20/2009
    Registrant: Brooks, Pierce, Et Al., Raleigh, NC 27602, Phone: (919) 839-0300, Fax: (919) 839-0304, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: AA0AK, Previous Call Sign: KA0KGA, Licensee ID: L00196190
    Grant Date: 02/03/2010, Expiration Date: 04/03/2020
    Registrant: Paul D Morris, 401 W. 3rd St., Mount Vernon, SD 57363
  • Call Sign: W0SDP, Licensee ID: L00504149
    Grant Date: 04/19/2002, Expiration Date: 06/02/2012, Certifier: Albert A Scott Sr
    Registrant: Albert A Scott Sr, 24431 393 Ave, Mount Vernon, SD 57363-5501
  • Call Sign: WB0EPY
    Grant Date: 04/10/1990, Expiration Date: 04/10/2000, Cancellation Date: 04/11/2002
    Registrant: John R Boisen, Mount Vernon, SD 57363
  • Call Sign: WB0HBL, Licensee ID: L00252585
    Grant Date: 12/23/2004, Expiration Date: 03/15/2015, Certifier: James A Johnson
    Registrant: James A Johnson, 24628 394th Ave, Mount Vernon, SD 57363
  • Call Sign: WB0OME, Licensee ID: L00252583
    Grant Date: 12/23/2004, Expiration Date: 03/15/2015, Certifier: Joan L Johnson
    Registrant: Joan L Johnson, 24628 394th Ave, Mount Vernon, SD 57363
  • Call Sign: WB0RSB, Licensee ID: L01230915
    Grant Date: 01/04/2007, Expiration Date: 01/17/2017, Certifier: Albert L Schulz
    Registrant: Albert L Schulz, 25202 398th Ave, Mount Vernon, SD 57363
  • Call Sign: KD0JJH, Licensee ID: L01529112
    Grant Date: 11/10/2009, Expiration Date: 11/10/2019, Certifier: Loren D Brech
    Registrant: Loren D Brech, 307 N Lindman, Mount Vernon, SD 57363

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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: 4144F , Serial Number: 46044, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 10/20/1958
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Gerald P Koch, 40044 265th St, Mount Vernon, SD 57363, Other Owners: Janice E Koch

Most common first names in Mount Vernon, SD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1081.3 years
Anna782.2 years
Mary681.5 years
Donald568.4 years
Frank579.4 years
Elmer478.3 years
Harold475.3 years
Ralph475.5 years
Mabel480.8 years
Lloyd456.0 years
Most common last names in Mount Vernon, SD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1074.1 years
Hanson878.7 years
Halverson572.0 years
Knudson575.8 years
Mathis576.0 years
Brammer473.0 years
Althen496.0 years
Boisen474.5 years
Baker481.3 years
Muhs465.8 years
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