Mount Vernon, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 4,435 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +30.8%
Males: 2,090  (47.1%)
Females: 2,345  (52.9%)
Median resident age:

23.2 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52314.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,012 (it was $51,228 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$70,012
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,597 (it was $19,027 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $185,164 (it was $114,200 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$185,164
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $182,217; detached houses: $194,682; townhouses or other attached units: $166,430; in 2-unit structures: $319,696; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $151,945; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $113,646; mobile homes: $56,959

Median gross rent in 2017: $753.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.9%
(4.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 75.0% for Black residents, 22.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Mount Vernon, IA (2010)
    • 4,22893.8%White alone
    • 871.9%Hispanic
    • 751.7%Asian alone
    • 621.4%Two or more races
    • 410.9%Black alone
    • 80.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Mount Vernon, Iowa as of October 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mount Vernon is 1,132 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Mount Vernon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(49.1)
1
(23.8)
1
(23.5)
1
(23.8)
2
(46.9)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(65.1)
1
(21.7)
1
(22.1)
2
(44.6)
3
(67.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(73.7)
3
(71.3)
1
(23.5)
3
(71.5)
6
(140.7)
3
(66.2)
1
(21.9)
1
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(44.2)
1
(22.3)
3
(67.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(298.1)
9
(221.0)
7
(166.3)
4
(93.9)
4
(95.3)
4
(93.8)
15
(331.1)
23
(503.6)
2
(43.4)
2
(43.5)
12
(265.1)
N/A4
(90.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
64
(1,590)
61
(1,498)
53
(1,259)
68
(1,597)
59
(1,406)
46
(1,079)
68
(1,501)
52
(1,139)
36
(781.1)
58
(1,260)
51
(1,127)
24
(535.5)
27
(608.7)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(49.7)
2
(49.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(117.4)
1
(23.8)
2
(46.9)
1
(22.1)
1
(21.9)
1
(21.7)
1
(21.7)
2
(44.2)
2
(44.6)
1
(22.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)88.4133.395.2103.3105.3119.2115.986.998.972.693.783.9100.1

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.36
Iowa average:

1.47
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Ancestries: German (27.4%), American (13.1%), English (6.5%), Czech (5.0%), French Canadian (3.6%), Irish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/7/1869

Elevation: 885 feet

Land area: 3.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,273 people per square mile   (low).

Mount Vernon, Iowa map

105 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.4% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,568 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,500 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cedar Rapids, IA (13.4 miles , pop. 120,758).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (130.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (192.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lisbon, IA (1.3 miles ),
Bertram, IA (2.5 miles ),
Martelle, IA (2.7 miles ),
Mechanicsville, IA (2.9 miles ),
Solon, IA (3.0 miles ),
Ely, IA (3.0 miles ),
Springville, IA (3.0 miles ),
Morley, IA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 41.92 N, Longitude: 91.42 W

Area code: 319

Distribution of median household income in Mount Vernon, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Mount Vernon, IA in 2017
Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $162,800
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $133,700
  • 2004: 39 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2006: 23 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,200
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $248,300
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $169,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Mount Vernon, IA residents
Average permit cost in Mount Vernon, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

2.8%
Historical population in Mount Vernon, IA
Historical housing units in Mount Vernon, IA
Most common industries in Mount Vernon, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (30.0%)
  • Health care (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Construction (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (26.4%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.5%)
  • Health care (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (33.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Health care (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Mount Vernon, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.0%)
  • Computer specialists (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.1%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Mount Vernon, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.6. This is about average.

City:

77.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.217. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.217
U.S.:

0.267
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.224. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.224
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.60. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.60
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center .

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 tornado 21.2 miles away from the city center caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 304.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 284.1 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 134.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 333.7 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 304.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 289.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Linn County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Vernon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Mount Vernon:

  • HALLMARK CARE CENTER (215 HIGHWAY 30 WEST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Mount Vernon:

  • WILLOW GARDENS CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • REM IOWA-DALEVIEW DRIVE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • CRESTVIEW ACRES (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • REM IOWA-MANSFIELD AVENUE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • LINN MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARION, IA)
  • TANAGER PLACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA)
  • WINSLOW HOUSE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARION, IA)

College/University in Mount Vernon:

  • Cornell College (Full-time enrollment: 1,276; Location: 600 First St. SW; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.cornellcollege.edu)

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

  • Kirkwood Community College (about 12 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; Full-time enrollment: 11,503)
  • University of Iowa (about 20 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Saint Ambrose University (about 51 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • Kaplan University-Davenport Campus (about 52 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 60,376)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 52 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)
  • Augustana College (about 54 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 59 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)

Public high school in Mount Vernon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

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Library in Mount Vernon:

  • RUSSELL D. COLE LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,700; Location: 620 THIRD ST SW; 20,986 books; 584 audio materials; 737 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions; 371 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mount Vernon, Iowa is the home of Cornell College (not to be confused with Cornell University in New York.) Small, private liberal arts intitution of higher learning.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon (A), Hillcrest Country Club (B), Mount Vernon Fire Department (C), Mount Vernon Police Department (D), Mount Vernon City Hall (E), Minority Cultural Center (F), West Science Center (G), College Hall (H), South Hall (I), Brackett Alumni Guest House (J), Norton Geology Center and Anderson Museum (K), Law Hall (L), Old Sem (M), Russell D Cole Library (N), Tarr Residence Hall (O), Pfeifer Residence (P), Dows Residence Hall (Q), Ebersole Center (R), Maintenance Building (S), Tenth Avenue Student Apartments (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Vernon include: King Chapel (A), Allee Chapel (B), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (C), Saint John's Catholic Church (D), United Methodist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Seeds of Faith Lutheran Church (G), Saint Paul's Lutheran Church (H), Community Bible Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Mount Vernon Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lake: Ink Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Mount Vernon include: Soccer and Intramural Fields (1), Ash Park (2), Davis Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Allies Foods Limited (Amusement & Theme Parks; 121 1st Street West), Deep Cover Wild Life Productions (Tours & Charters; 369 Recreation Lane).

Hotel: Sleep Inn - Inn & Suites (310 Virgil Avenue).

Birthplace of: Dan Bern - Musician, Matt Kroul - Football player.

Linn 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 and their reported violations in the past:

PALISADES KEPLER - PARK OFFICE (Address: 700 KEPLER DR , Population served: 308, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-16-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-18-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-15-2010), St Public Notif requested (JUN-24-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-24-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-22-2009), St Public Notif requested (APR-27-2009), St Formal NOV issued (APR-27-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-20-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-20-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2010)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2010), St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-12-2010)
PALISADES KEPLER STATE PARK - LODGE (Address: 700 KEPLER DR , Population served: 208, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-17-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-17-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-17-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (MAY-18-2011), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-18-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (MAY-21-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-04-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-04-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAY-10-2007), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-10-2007), St Public Notif received (MAY-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-09-2007 to OCT-09-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
HIDE-A-WAY MANOR (Address: 528 WOLFE LANE NE , Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (FEB-21-2014), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-21-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-30-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-03-2010), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-10-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-04-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-11-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-11-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-10-2008), St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2009), St Public Notif received (MAY-18-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In FEB-2014, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAR-18-2014), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2014)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.1%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.7%
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: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2010:

  • 992 people in college/university student housing
  • 39 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 33 people in group homes intended for adults
435 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
44 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Mount Vernon (2011 data):

  • Mount Vernon Bank and Trust Company: Drive-In Branch at 116 Third Avenue South, branch established on 1981/02/20; Mount Vernon Bank And Trust Company at 206 First Street West, branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $94.9 mil, Deposits: $78.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Mount Vernon Bancorp.
  • Hills Bank and Trust Company: Mount Vernon Branch at 720 First Avenue, branch established on 1998/02/01. Info updated 2012/02/07: Bank assets: $2,018.3 mil, Deposits: $1,528.4 mil, headquarters in Hills, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Hills Bancorporation
  • Bridge Community Bank: at 302 Highway 1 South, branch established on 1903/09/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $68.2 mil, Deposits: $60.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bridge Community Bank Esop

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon:

Marital status in Mount Vernon, IA
  • Never married: 50.1%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 99.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 65.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Iowa average:

10.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Mount Vernon
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mount Vernon, IA (based on Linn County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic40,93018
Mainline Protestant35,52275
Evangelical Protestant29,18488
Other4,96918
Orthodox5452
Black Protestant4332
None99,643-
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: 27
This county:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Linn County:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 88
This county:

4.28 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 146
Here:

7.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.6%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Mount Vernon:

60.7%
Iowa:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mount Vernon:

68.4%
Iowa:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Mount Vernon:

26.8
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

17.6%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

5.3%
Iowa:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

28.5%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Mount Vernon:

69.5%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Mount Vernon:

84.7%
State:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Vernon, IA 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
Streets and Highways 7$26,001$44,5732$1,674
Police Protection - Officers 6$25,937$51,8741$128
Financial Administration 4$19,147$57,4410$0
Parks and Recreation 1$3,857$46,2840$0
Water Supply 1$3,914$46,9680$0
Sewerage 1$4,959$59,5080$0
Other and Unallocable 1$6,866$82,3920$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 21$90,681$51,8183$1,802

Mount Vernon government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,680,000 ($378.80)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,357,000 ($305.98)
    Water Utilities: $564,000 ($127.17)
    Regular Highways: $107,000 ($24.13)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $545,000 ($122.89)
    Police Protection: $529,000 ($119.28)
    Regular Highways: $420,000 ($94.70)
    Parks and Recreation: $398,000 ($89.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $388,000 ($87.49)
    Water Utilities: $362,000 ($81.62)
    General - Other: $194,000 ($43.74)
    Financial Administration: $143,000 ($32.24)
    General Public Buildings: $133,000 ($29.99)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000 ($15.56)
    Libraries: $40,000 ($9.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $39,000 ($8.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($8.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $27,000 ($6.09)
    Central Staff Services: $11,000 ($2.48)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($1.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $338,000 ($76.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $58,000 ($13.08)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($3.61)
    General Public Building: $12,000 ($2.71)
    Water Utilities: $11,000 ($2.48)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($2.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($1.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,306,000 ($294.48)

Mount Vernon government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $792,000 ($178.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $399,000 ($89.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $153,000 ($34.50)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $17,000 ($3.83)
    Other: $10,000 ($2.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000 ($3.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $98,000 ($22.10)
    Rents: $34,000 ($7.67)
    Fines and Forfeits: $26,000 ($5.86)
    Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($5.19)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($0.90)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $563,000 ($126.94)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $427,000 ($96.28)
    Other: $13,000 ($2.93)
  • Tax - Property: $2,054,000 ($463.13)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $570,000 ($128.52)
    Other License: $72,000 ($16.23)
    Other Selective Sales: $61,000 ($13.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $18,000 ($4.06)

Mount Vernon government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,180,000 ($1844.42)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,400,000 ($1668.55)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $780,000 ($175.87)

Mount Vernon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,230,000 ($277.34)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,751,000 ($620.29)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $54,000 ($12.18)

5.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,861 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Iowa average:

5.97%

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 Johnson County, IA  0.80% ($47,263 average AGI)
from Benton County, IA  0.29% ($50,263)
from Black Hawk County, IA  0.21% ($39,204)


5.18% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($59,226 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.18%
Iowa average:

6.23%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
Linn County:

0.03%
Iowa average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Johnson County, IA  0.59% ($53,893 average AGI)
to Benton County, IA  0.34% ($54,752)
to Polk County, IA  0.26% ($53,674)
Businesses in Mount Vernon, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Ford1
Chevrolet1Hardee's1
Dairy Queen1Sleep Inn1
FedEx1Subway1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KCRG (1600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KMJM (1360 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXIC (800 AM; 1 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMRY (1450 AM; 1 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SELLERS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • KRNL-FM (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IA; Owner: CORNELL COLLEGE)
  • KSUI (91.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KDAT (104.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KHAK (98.1 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KZIA (102.9 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KZIA, INC.)
  • KKRQ (100.7 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMT-FM (96.5 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUNI (90.9 FM; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA)
  • KCCK-FM (88.3 FM; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KRNA (94.1 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KFMW (107.9 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOEL-FM (92.3 FM; OELWEIN, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOKZ (105.7 FM; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBEA-FM (99.7 FM; MUSCATINE, IA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • K295AC (106.9 FM; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • KFXA (Channel 28; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: SECOND GENERATION OF IOWA, LTD.)
  • KWKB (Channel 20; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: KM TELEVISION OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • KIIN (Channel 12; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KGAN (Channel 2; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: KGAN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KCRG-TV (Channel 9; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CEDAR RAPIDS TELEVISION CO.)
  • KWWL (Channel 7; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KRIN (Channel 32; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K17ET (Channel 17; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KCDE-LP (Channel 67; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KCDR-LP (Channel 55; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KHHH-LP (Channel 57; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KRUB-LP (Channel 65; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KPXR (Channel 48; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • K16EL (Channel 66; DAVENPORT, IA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K64DG (Channel 64; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: R B SHELDAHL)
Mount Vernon fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Mount Vernon fatal accident list:

Feb 24, 2017 08:23 AM, Us-30, Lat: 41.916631, Lon: -91.435561, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 6, 2011 10:05 AM, 3rd Ave Sw, Lat: 41.919050, Lon: -91.423028, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 31, 1985 05:03 PM, Hwy 30, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 13, 1980 07:53 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 21, 1976 02:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 2
Dec 21, 1975 02:40 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3, Drunk persons involved: 2
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 213ft / 64.8mTotal length
  • 33,180Total average daily traffic
  • 2,510Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,180Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mount Vernon, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mount Vernon, IA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 606 2nd Av E Sw (Lat: 41.918056 Lon: -91.422028), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: KCT347,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz, 154.280 MHz, Grant Date: 02/25/2015, Expiration Date: 04/26/2025, Registrant: Mount Vernon Ema, 501 1st Ave Nw, Mount Vernon, IA 52314-1471, Phone: (319) 360-2883, Email:
  • WATER TOWER, 421 1st Street West (Lat: 41.924389 Lon: -91.420222), Type: Tank, Structure height: 41.5 m, Overall height: 47.5 m, Call Sign: KNCW549,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.250 MHz, Grant Date: 01/05/2012, Expiration Date: 03/14/2022, Registrant: Graybill Communications Inc, 305 Miller Rd, Hiawatha, IA 52233, Phone: (319) 393-5456, Fax: (319) 393-5458, Email:
  • 700 First Ave N (Lat: 41.916389 Lon: -91.427944), Call Sign: WYD419, Licensee ID: L00027116,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.300 MHz, Grant Date: 10/19/1998, Expiration Date: 12/01/2003, Cancellation Date: 03/19/2002, Registrant: Neals Water Conditioning Service Inc, 700 First Ave N, Mount Vernon, IA 52314
  • 102 Hwy South (Lat: 41.880861 Lon: -91.466889), Call Sign: WQAQ286,
    Assigned Frequencies: 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.137 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 469.887 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.537 MHz, 457.562 MHz, 457.587 MHz, 457.612 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2004, Expiration Date: 07/19/2014, Cancellation Date: 09/20/2014, Certifier: Gary Baca, Registrant: Hm Electronics, Inc., 14110 Stowe Drive, Poway, CA 92064, Phone: (858) 535-6015, Fax: (858) 452-7207, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Mount Vernon)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$179,2257$132,94924$118,4313$29,1032$101,300
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$02$128,9850$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$04$139,9480$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$132,4204$168,3600$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$241,610
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0108.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mount Vernon, IA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Mount Vernon, IA - Value

2002 - 2016 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2016 the average number of fire incidents per year is 22. The highest number of fire incidents - 37 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Mount Vernon, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (39.3%), and Structure Fires (33.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mount Vernon, IA
    • 13239.3%Outside Fires
    • 11333.6%Structure Fires
    • 4914.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 4212.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Vernon, IA
Most common first names in Mount Vernon, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2579.2 years
John2377.5 years
William2079.4 years
Joseph1577.9 years
George1578.9 years
Helen1482.5 years
Robert1367.2 years
Harold1275.8 years
Dorothy1277.1 years
Charles1277.2 years
Most common last names in Mount Vernon, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller882.8 years
Stoneking887.5 years
Thompson779.1 years
Gaines779.1 years
Petrick775.3 years
Biderman685.8 years
Clark678.5 years
Smith680.7 years
Johnson685.3 years
Neal681.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Vernon, IA
  • 82.1%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Electricity
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Vernon, IA
  • 65.0%Utility gas
  • 29.0%Electricity
  • 6.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Mount Vernon compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.
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