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Mount Vernon, NY (New York) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $398,600 (it was $224,300 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$398,600
New York:

$338,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $215,800 - $551,200

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $452,943
Here:

$452,943
State:

$393,458

Townhouses or other attached units: $399,060
Here:

$399,060
State:

$728,436

In 2-unit structures: $452,336
Here:

$452,336
State:

$650,471

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $357,908
Here:

$357,908
State:

$808,879

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,825
Here:

$160,825
State:

$916,967

Mount Vernon,NY index of house prices

Total population: 68,458 (Urban population: 68,381, Rural population: 0)

Houses: 27,734 (26,535 occupied: 11,175 owner occupied, 15,360 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

58%
State:

46%

Housing density: 6,363 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $225,401.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,145 (lower quartile is $799, upper quartile is $1,593)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $789


Median gross rent in Mount Vernon, NY in 2019: $1,262

Housing units in Mount Vernon with a mortgage: 8,293 (99 second mortgage, 367 home equity loan, 124 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,882

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $114,024

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $77,633

Median monthly housing costs: $1,433


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Mount Vernon, New York Age and Sex of Residents
Median year apartment built: 1954

Household type by relationship:

Households: 67,330
  • Male householders: 10,599 (3,960 living alone), Female householders: 15,936 (6,132 living alone)
  • 8,613 spouses (8,515 opposite-sex spouses), 1,120 unmarried partners, (1,120 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,832 children (18,869 natural, 158 adopted, 805 stepchildren), 1,813 grandchildren, 2,260 brothers or sisters, 1,406 parents, 0 foster children, 3,184 other relatives, 1,655 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 912

Size of family households: 5,398 2-persons, 4,597 3-persons, 2,359 4-persons, 1,938 5-persons, 717 6-persons, 258 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,092 1-person, 1,034 2-persons, 95 3-persons, 47 4-persons.

5,528 married couples with children.
5,337 single-parent households (566 men, 4,771 women).

75.7% of residents of Mount Vernon speak English at home.
13.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
7.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (53% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
2.9% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 19,222 (28.5%)
(64.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.9
State:

3.8

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 357no bedroom
  • 1,2431 bedroom
  • 2,2892 bedrooms
  • 4,6673 bedrooms
  • 1,7294 bedrooms
  • 8905+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 2,446no bedroom
  • 4,0201 bedroom
  • 5,5162 bedrooms
  • 2,8353 bedrooms
  • 4964 bedrooms
  • 475+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Mount Vernon in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mount Vernon in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,703no vehicle
  • 3,6561 vehicle
  • 3,7092 vehicles
  • 1,3713 vehicles
  • 2294 vehicles
  • 5075+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Mount Vernon in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Mount Vernon in renter-occupied apartments
  • 6,148no vehicle
  • 6,2971 vehicle
  • 2,4582 vehicles
  • 3703 vehicles
  • 874 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 01 room
  • 942 rooms
  • 1,1893 rooms
  • 1,3224 rooms
  • 1,8285 rooms
  • 1,8226 rooms
  • 1,6047 rooms
  • 1,1398 rooms
  • 2,1779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 1,5251 room
  • 9302 rooms
  • 3,4793 rooms
  • 4,8444 rooms
  • 2,7305 rooms
  • 1,1866 rooms
  • 967 rooms
  • 4778 rooms
  • 939+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Mount Vernon, NY
  • Mount Vernon, NY household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Mount Vernon, NY in 2019
  • 3,361Less than $10,000
  • 2,904$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,649$20,000 to $29,999
  • 2,401$30,000 to $39,999
  • 1,465$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,556$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,513$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,423$75,000 to $99,999
  • 2,556$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,326$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,987$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,394$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Mount Vernon, NY

  • Distribution of house value in Mount Vernon, NY in 2019
  • 195Less than $10,000
  • 8$10,000 to $14,999
  • 11$15,000 to $19,999
  • 9$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7$25,000 to $29,999
  • 223$50,000 to $59,999
  • 197$60,000 to $69,999
  • 301$70,000 to $79,999
  • 138$80,000 to $89,999
  • 90$90,000 to $99,999
  • 261$100,000 to $124,999
  • 428$125,000 to $149,999
  • 201$150,000 to $174,999
  • 161$175,000 to $199,999
  • 603$200,000 to $249,999
  • 584$250,000 to $299,999
  • 2,018$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,849$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,979$500,000 to $749,999
  • 459$750,000 to $999,999
  • 14$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 23$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 61$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Mount Vernon, NY

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Mount Vernon, NY in 2019
  • 32Less than $100
  • 69$100 to $149
  • 77$150 to $199
  • 252$200 to $249
  • 158$250 to $299
  • 120$300 to $349
  • 54$350 to $399
  • 110$400 to $449
  • 61$450 to $499
  • 150$500 to $549
  • 208$550 to $599
  • 200$600 to $649
  • 84$650 to $699
  • 277$700 to $749
  • 365$750 to $799
  • 949$800 to $899
  • 896$900 to $999
  • 3,462$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,456$1,250 to $1,499
  • 4,212$1,500 to $1,999
  • 617$2,000 to $2,499
  • 97$2,500 to $2,999
  • 46$3,000 to $3,499
  • 28$3,500 or more
  • 350No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 58.7%
Number of people working at home: 979 (3.0% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 374
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 707
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,990
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 3,395
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 4,193
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,366
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 5,362
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 608
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,861
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 3,165
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 6,033
  • 90 or more minutes: 2,521
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mount Vernon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,080 (61.2%)
  • Carpooled: 1,700 (8.6%)
  • Bus: 1,842 (9.3%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 978 (5.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 589 (3.0%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 59 (0.3%)
  • Taxi: 352 (1.8%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 1,052 (5.3%)
  • Worked at home: 961 (4.9%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 0.4%Males
  • 6.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 7.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 2.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.5%Males
  • 1.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 2.8%Males
  • 2.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 2.4%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Mount Vernon, New York
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Mount Vernon, New York
  • 3,8552010 or later
  • 4,5352000 to 2009
  • 4,3991990 to 1999
  • 6,4791980 to 1989
  • 3,4081970 to 1979
  • 2,977Before 1970
Ancestries in Mount Vernon, NY

First ancestries reported:

  • Jamaican: 11,176 (23.5%)
  • Italian: 2,266 (4.8%)
  • American: 1,492 (3.1%)
  • Brazilian: 1,150 (2.4%)
  • African: 1,006 (2.1%)
  • West Indian: 845 (1.8%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 785 (1.7%)
  • Guyanese: 756 (1.6%)
  • Haitian: 576 (1.2%)
  • British West Indian: 530 (1.1%)
  • Irish: 528 (1.1%)
  • Portuguese: 456 (1.0%)
  • Ghanaian: 216 (0.5%)
  • German: 208 (0.4%)
  • Barbadian: 155 (0.3%)
  • European: 107 (0.2%)
  • Belizean: 100 (0.2%)
  • Polish: 97 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 88 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 87 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 69 (0.1%)
  • Nigerian: 64 (0.1%)
  • Senegalese: 62 (0.1%)
  • English: 55 (0.1%)
  • Bahamian: 46 (0.10%)
  • British: 43 (0.09%)
  • Bulgarian: 41 (0.09%)
  • Greek: 41 (0.09%)
  • Russian: 32 (0.07%)
  • U.S. Virgin Islander: 31 (0.07%)
  • Zimbabwean: 31 (0.07%)
  • Croatian: 30 (0.06%)
  • Dutch: 22 (0.05%)
  • French Canadian: 21 (0.04%)
  • Czech: 16 (0.03%)
  • Lithuanian: 16 (0.03%)
  • Kenyan: 15 (0.03%)
  • Turkish: 15 (0.03%)
  • Canadian: 14 (0.03%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 12 (0.03%)
  • Norwegian: 12 (0.03%)
  • Maltese: 12 (0.03%)
  • Estonian: 11 (0.02%)
  • Cypriot: 11 (0.02%)
  • French: 9 (0.02%)
  • Danish: 7 (0.01%)
  • Scottish: 5 (0.01%)
  • Ethiopian: 3 (0.01%)
  • Yugoslavian: 3 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Jamaica
Mount Vernon:

51.9% (11,078)
New York:

5.2% (228,914)

Dominican Republic
Mount Vernon:

8.4% (1,797)
New York:

11.2% (496,813)

Brazil
Mount Vernon:

6.4% (1,368)
New York:

0.6% (26,210)

Trinidad and Tobago
Mount Vernon:

5.9% (1,254)
New York:

2.1% (92,896)

Other Caribbean
Mount Vernon:

4.4% (946)
New York:

0.6% (27,143)

Guyana
Mount Vernon:

3.6% (766)
New York:

3.6% (159,877)

Colombia
Mount Vernon:

2.4% (522)
New York:

2.4% (104,023)

Italy
Mount Vernon:

2.3% (492)
New York:

2.0% (90,514)

Haiti
Mount Vernon:

1.9% (409)
New York:

2.9% (127,520)

Philippines
Mount Vernon:

1.9% (405)
New York:

2.0% (88,012)

Mexico
Mount Vernon:

1.9% (396)
New York:

5.0% (219,352)

Dominica
Mount Vernon:

1.6% (352)
New York:

0.2% (10,220)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 39,848
  • Other state: 6,435
  • Northeast: 1,900
  • Midwest: 786
  • South: 2,966
  • West: 783

90.2% of Mount Vernon residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36.0% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78.0% lived in New York.


Mount Vernon:

90.2%
State average:

89.5%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 251
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 59
  • 5th and 6th grade: 198
  • 7th and 8th grade: 921
  • 9th grade: 582
  • 10th grade: 904
  • 11th grade: 977
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 843
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,100
  • Less than 1 year of college: 977
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 3,975
  • Associate degree: 2,040
  • Bachelor's degree: 3,515
  • Master's degree: 2,183
  • Professional school degree: 253
  • Doctorate degree: 159
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 670
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 258
  • 5th and 6th grade: 424
  • 7th and 8th grade: 594
  • 9th grade: 240
  • 10th grade: 639
  • 11th grade: 821
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 548
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,223
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,410
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 2,828
  • Associate degree: 2,704
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,176
  • Master's degree: 3,703
  • Professional school degree: 631
  • Doctorate degree: 124
Educational Attainment for Females
Mount Vernon marital status for males
Mount Vernon marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,109
  • One, attached: 904
  • Two: 4,217
  • 3 or 4: 4,365
  • 5 to 9: 835
  • 10 to 19: 2,203
  • 20 to 49: 3,459
  • 50 or more: 5,233
  • Mobile homes: 409
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 1.3%

House/condo owner moved in on average 16 years ago

Renter moved in on average 7 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Mount Vernon
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Vernon, NY
  • 58.3%Utility gas
  • 35.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Vernon, NY
  • 53.8%Utility gas
  • 28.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14.6%Electricity
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.9%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,000
Here:

17.7%
New York:

14.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 527
Here:

17.3%
New York:

14.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,735
Here:

47.7%
New York:

37.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability