Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Population in 2019: 16,769 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +16.7%
 
Males: 7,863  (46.9%)
Females: 8,906  (53.1%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 43050.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,206 (it was $29,801 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$44,206
OH:

$58,642

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $23,772 (it was $16,471 in 2000)

Mount Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $127,314 (it was $77,700 in 2000)
Mount Vernon:

$127,314
OH:

$157,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $145,714; detached houses: $148,524; townhouses or other attached units: $225,981; in 2-unit structures: $126,860; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $63,606; mobile homes: $12,676

Median gross rent in 2019: $710.

March 2019 cost of living index in Mount Vernon: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.0%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.8% for Black residents, 33.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.7% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 47.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Mount Vernon, OH (2019)
    • 15,64393.6%White alone
    • 3812.3%Hispanic
    • 3262.0%Two or more races
    • 1240.7%Black alone
    • 1220.7%Asian alone
    • 260.2%Other race alone
    • 150.09%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 56 registered sex offenders living in Mount Vernon, Ohio as of September 25, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mount Vernon is 300 to 1.


Crime rates in Mount Vernon by year

Type

2013

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
6
(36.0)
6
(36.2)
7
(42.2)
11
(66.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(35.8)
2
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(47.8)
9
(53.9)
15
(90.6)
12
(72.3)
16
(96.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
102
(609.0)
87
(521.4)
89
(537.7)
52
(313.1)
29
(174.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
792
(4,729)
592
(3,548)
525
(3,172)
457
(2,752)
284
(1,704)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(6.0)
1
(6.0)
7
(42.3)
1
(6.0)
2
(12.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.0)
3
(18.1)
1
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index252.6222.1227.1182.5153.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 34 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Ohio average:

1.06
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Ancestries: American (16.9%), German (16.5%), English (10.5%), Irish (9.3%), Italian (6.2%), European (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 8.40 square miles.

Population density: 1,995 people per square mile   (low).

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344 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.4% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).

This city:

2.1%
Ohio:

4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,442 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,439 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Columbus, OH (38.8 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (288.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Gambier, OH (2.1 miles ),
Fredericktown, OH (2.6 miles ),
Apple Valley, OH (2.8 miles ),
Howard, OH (2.9 miles ),
Martinsburg, OH (3.3 miles),
Utica, OH (3.3 miles ),
Sparta, OH (3.4 miles),
Danville, OH (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 40.39 N, Longitude: 82.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +5,793 (+34.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,299 (62.0%)

Area code: 740

Distribution of median household income in Mount Vernon, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Mount Vernon, OH in 2019

Mount Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 1998: 59 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 1999: 49 buildings, average cost: $89,300
  • 2000: 24 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2001: 50 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $134,400
  • 2003: 68 buildings, average cost: $89,400
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $106,100
  • 2005: 40 buildings, average cost: $168,900
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $132,200
  • 2007: 49 buildings, average cost: $150,100
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $164,100
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $141,600
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,400
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $239,700
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $265,000
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $221,600
  • 2018: 8 buildings, average cost: $267,400
  • 2019: 4 buildings, average cost: $192,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Mount Vernon, OH residents
Average permit cost in Mount Vernon, OH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.8%
Ohio:

5.2%
Historical population in Mount Vernon, OH
Historical housing units in Mount Vernon, OH
Most common industries in Mount Vernon, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Machinery (4.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Machinery (7.6%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (4.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.6%)
  • Educational services (13.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Public administration (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Mount Vernon, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)

Average climate in Mount Vernon, Ohio

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Tornado activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 18% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.9 miles away from the Mount Vernon city center killed one person and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/13/1981, a category F3 tornado 22.2 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 56 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mount Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 132.8 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 108.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 170.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 298.1 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 99.9 miles away from Mount Vernon center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 318.4 miles away from Mount Vernon 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 Knox County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Mount Vernon topographic map

Hospitals in Mount Vernon:

  • HOSPICE OF KNOX COUNTY (302 E HIGH STREET)
  • KNOX COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 1330 COSHOCTON ROAD)
  • MT VERNON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (1250 VERNONVIEW DRIVE)

Nursing Homes in Mount Vernon:

  • COUNTRY CLUB CENTER (1350 YAUGER RD)
  • COUNTRY CLUB RETIREMENT CENTER (1350 YAUGER ROAD)
  • COUNTRY COURT (1076 COSHOCTON AVE)
  • LAURELS OF MT VERNON THE (13 AVALON ROAD)
  • OHIO EASTERN STAR HLTH CARE CTR THE (1451 GAMBIER ROAD)
  • ROSE GARDEN NURSING HOME (303 N MAIN ST)
  • WHISPERING HILLS CARE CENTER (416 WOOSTER ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Mount Vernon:

  • FMC - KNOX COUNTY KIDNEY CENTER (14 WOOD LAKE TRAIL)

Home Health Centers in Mount Vernon:

  • A TOUCH OF GRACE HEALTHCARE, INC (118 EAST GAMBIER STREET, SUITE B)
  • KNOX COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT (11660 UPPER GILCHRIST ROAD)
  • STAR HOME HEALTH SERVICES (1451 GAMBIER ROAD)

Airports and heliports located in Mount Vernon:

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Colleges/Universities in Mount Vernon:

  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University (Full-time enrollment: 1,949; Location: 800 Martinsburg Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mvnu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Knox County Career Center (Full-time enrollment: 272; Location: 306 Martinsburg Rd; Public; Website: www.adultedkccc.org)

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

  • Denison University (about 23 miles; Granville, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,268)
  • Central Ohio Technical College (about 23 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,995)
  • Ohio State University-Newark Campus (about 23 miles; Newark, OH; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Otterbein University (about 31 miles; Westerville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,933)
  • Ashland University (about 34 miles; Ashland, OH; FT enrollment: 5,151)
  • Ohio Dominican University (about 37 miles; Columbus, OH; FT enrollment: 2,045)
  • Zane State College (about 39 miles; Zanesville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,200)

Public high schools in Mount Vernon:

  • MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,361, Location: 300 MARTINSBURG RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • KNOX COUNTY CAREER CENTER (Location: 306 MARTINSBURG RD, Grades: PK-12)

Private high schools in Mount Vernon:

  • MOUNT VERNON ACADEMY (Students: 95, Location: 525 WOOSTER RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • CHRISTIAN STAR ACADEMY (Students: 15, Location: 7 E SUGAR ST, Grades: UG-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

Private elementary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SCHOOL (Students: 171, Location: 206 E CHESTNUT ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • MOUNT VERNON SDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 43, Location: 221 SYCHAR RD, Grades: KG-8)
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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Mount Vernon, Ohio is the birth place of Paul Lynde commonly known for his role as Uncle Arthur in Bewitched.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Mount Vernon: Mount Vernon Shopping Plaza (A), Mount Vernon Country Club (B), Knox County Courthouse (C), Mount Vernon Fire Department Station 1 (D), Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County (E), Mount Vernon City Hall (F), Knox County Jail (G), Mount Vernon Fire Department Station 2 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Mount Vernon include: Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Congregational Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), First Wesleyan Methodist Church (F), Foursquare Gospel Church (G), Gay Street Methodist Church (H), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Mound View Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Delano Run (A), Dry Creek (B), Armstrong Run (C), Center Run (D), Curtis Run (E), Adams Run (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Mount Vernon include: Arch Avenue Park (1), Lamartine Square (2), Phillips Park (3), North Main-North Gay Streets Historic District (4), East High Street Historic District (5), East Gambier Street Historic District (6), Memorial Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Deerfield Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7084 Newark Road), AAA Auto Club-Mt Vernon - AAA Travel Agency (Tours & Charters; 1 Public Square Suite A).

Hotels: Amerihost Mount Vernon (150 Howard Street), Curtis Inn On The Square (6 Public Sq), Heritage House (307 North Main Street), Harcourt Motel (400 Harcourt Road).

Courts: Knox County - Common Pleas Court- Adult Probation Officers- County & Regional Plan (111 East High Street), Knox County Offices - Common Pleas Court- Adult Probation Officers (111 East High Street), Knox County - County & Regional Planning- Common Pleas Court- Domestic Relat (111 East High Street), Knox County - County & Regional Planning- Juvenile Court (111 East High Street), Knox County - Common Pleas Court- Probate Court- Marriage Licenses- County & Regional Plan (111 East High Street), Mt Vernon City - Municipal Court Probation Officer (5 North Gay Street), Knox County - County & Regional Planning- Common Pleas Court- Assignment Commissi (111 East High Street), Knox County - County & Regional Planning- Common Pleas Court- Juvenile Probation Offi (105 East Chestnut Street), Knox County - Judge- County & Regional Planning- Adult Court Services- Bailiff- Common Pleas C (111 East High Street).

Birthplace of: Paul Lynde - Actor, Red Blair - Football and basketball coach, Eugene Branstool - Politician, Harry Wolverton - Major League Baseball player, Ralph Washington Sockman - Radio personality, Rob Kelly (American football) - A rare combination of Speed, Frank H. Hurd - Politician, Charles F. West - Politician, Chase Clements - Football player, Daniel Sheldon Norton - Politician.

Knox 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:

SMITHHISLER MEATS INC PWS (Population served: 216, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MT VERNON CHURCH OF GOD (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-25-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-25-2012), St Public Notif received (NOV-13-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2005), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-27-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-27-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-19-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
IRISH HILLS GOLF COURSE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
COLONIAL TERRACE MHP (Population served: 84, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ROUTE 13 STOP PWS (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2013), St Boil Water Order (JUL-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2012), St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2012), St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2013)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2012), St Boil Water Order (NOV-28-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-28-2012), St Public Notif received (DEC-07-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-24-2013)

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

  • LANNINGS FOODS (Population served: 148, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • POTEMKIN INDUSTRIES INC PWS (Population served: 34, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RUSTIC KNOLLS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

56.5%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.6%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2010:

  • 966 people in college/university student housing
  • 240 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 95 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 53 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 30 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Mount Vernon in 2000:

  • 252 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 73 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 33 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with most branches in Mount Vernon (2011 data):

  • The Park National Bank: 1511 Blackjack Road Branch, 1502 Coshocton Road Branch, 1501 First-Knox National Bank Branch, Messenger Service Branch. Info updated 2008/09/29: Bank assets: $6,281.7 mil, Deposits: $4,611.6 mil, headquarters in Newark, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices, Holding Company: Park National Corporation
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Mt Vernon Drive-Up Branch, Mount Vernon Branch, Coshocton Ave Branch. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Mt. Vernon-Main Branch at 23 Public Square, branch established on 1873/01/01; Coshocton Road Branch at 855 South Coshocton Avenue, branch established on 1987/10/01. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Ohio Heritage Bank: Mount Vernon Branch at 1345 Yauger Road, branch established on 2006/05/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $270.2 mil, Deposits: $184.5 mil, headquarters in Coshocton, OH, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Ohio Heritage Bancorp, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Mt. Vernon Loan Production Office at 314 South Main, branch established on 1988/05/01. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • THE HOME LOAN SAVINGS BANK: Mount Vernon Branch at 1387 Coshocton Avenue, branch established on 2005/01/10. Info updated 2007/03/21: Bank assets: $160.9 mil, Deposits: $129.1 mil, headquarters in Coshocton, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices
  • Woodforest National Bank: Mount Vernon Wal-Mart Branch at 1575 Coshocton Avenue, branch established on 2006/08/30. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • First Bank of Ohio: Mount Vernon Branch at 115 West High Street, branch established on 1985/06/11. Info updated 2011/12/09: Bank assets: $159.9 mil, Deposits: $104.2 mil, headquarters in Tiffin, OH, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Tonti Financial Corporation
  • The Peoples Bank: Mount Vernon Branch at 11423 Upper Gilchrist Road, branch established on 2001/08/06. Info updated 2009/06/25: Bank assets: $49.0 mil, Deposits: $43.6 mil, headquarters in Gambier, OH, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancshares Of Gambier Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon:

Marital status in Mount Vernon, OH
  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 89.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Ohio average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Mount Vernon
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Mount Vernon, OH (based on Knox County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,14376
Mainline Protestant6,26039
Catholic3,2502
Other3892
Black Protestant1231
None37,756-
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: 12
Knox County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Knox County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Knox County:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.7%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.0%
State:

50.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Mount Vernon:

43.5%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Mount Vernon:

28.8
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Mount Vernon:

21.6%
Ohio:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.9%
Ohio:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Mount Vernon:

33.5%
Ohio:

34.3%

General health condition:
This city:

54.1%
Ohio:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Mount Vernon:

76.6%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Mount Vernon, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 38$204,775$64,6660$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$151,528$64,9410$0
Other and Unallocable 17$66,617$47,0241$1,701
Judicial and Legal 14$55,291$47,3922$1,388
Water Supply 14$57,651$49,4150$0
Sewerage 14$53,482$45,8421$1,942
Streets and Highways 9$34,494$45,9920$0
Financial Administration 6$24,490$48,9801$757
Correction 5$19,092$45,8210$0
Other Government Administration 5$24,038$57,6919$6,596
Police - Other 5$23,551$56,5221$1,107
Parks and Recreation 4$17,373$52,1191$751
Fire - Other 2$10,164$60,9840$0
Totals for Government 161$742,545$55,34516$14,242

Mount Vernon government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,790,000 ($106.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $341,000 ($20.34)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $2,956,000 ($176.28)
    Sewerage: $2,641,000 ($157.49)
    Police Protection: $2,565,000 ($152.96)
    Water Utilities: $1,996,000 ($119.03)
    General - Other: $1,519,000 ($90.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,120,000 ($66.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $990,000 ($59.04)
    Regular Highways: $892,000 ($53.19)
    Financial Administration: $544,000 ($32.44)
    General Public Buildings: $416,000 ($24.81)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $346,000 ($20.63)
    Central Staff Services: $184,000 ($10.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $76,000 ($4.53)
    Corrections - Other: $30,000 ($1.79)
    Parking Facilities: $25,000 ($1.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $385,000 ($22.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $308,000 ($18.37)
    Parks and Recreation: $263,000 ($15.68)
    Police Protection: $129,000 ($7.69)
    Regular Highways: $105,000 ($6.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000 ($3.82)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($2.68)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($0.18)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000 ($0.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,640,000 ($574.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $145,000 ($8.65)

Mount Vernon government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,175,000 ($248.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $276,000 ($16.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $66,000 ($3.94)
    Other: $30,000 ($1.79)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($0.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,325,000 ($79.01)
    Other: $857,000 ($51.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,074,000 ($183.31)
    Fines and Forfeits: $121,000 ($7.22)
    Interest Earnings: $74,000 ($4.41)
    Rents: $10,000 ($0.60)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.48)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,592,000 ($273.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $896,000 ($53.43)
    Highways: $695,000 ($41.45)
    General Local Government Support: $209,000 ($12.46)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $9,364,000 ($558.41)
    Corporation Net Income: $1,297,000 ($77.35)
    Property: $811,000 ($48.36)
    Motor Vehicle License: $128,000 ($7.63)
    Other Selective Sales: $118,000 ($7.04)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $22,000 ($1.31)
    Other License: $16,000 ($0.95)
    Amusements License: $1,000 ($0.06)

Mount Vernon government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,757,000 ($1357.09)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,095,000 ($1198.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,662,000 ($158.75)

Mount Vernon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,189,000 ($667.24)

5.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($49,424 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Ohio average:

5.23%

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 Franklin County, OH  0.96% ($51,853 average AGI)
from Licking County, OH  0.79% ($39,606)
from Delaware County, OH  0.56% ($78,882)


5.30% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Franklin County, OH  0.85% ($39,974 average AGI)
to Licking County, OH  0.66% ($43,053)
to Richland County, OH  0.37% ($39,235)
Businesses in Mount Vernon, OH
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Lowe's1
Burger King1McDonald's3
CVS1Nike1
Chevrolet1Papa John's Pizza1
Comfort Inn1Payless1
Curves1Penske1
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1Quiznos1
Fashion Bug1RadioShack1
FedEx3Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1Tim Hortons1
Hardee's1U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS7
KFC1Vans1
Kroger1Verizon Wireless1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA2
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • WMVO (1300 AM; 0 kW; MOUNT VERNON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWVA (1170 AM; 53 kW; WHEELING, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOSU (820 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WDLR (1550 AM; 4 kW; DELAWARE, OH; Owner: THE FIFTEEN FIFTY CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mount Vernon:

  • WQIO (93.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNZR (90.9 FM; MOUNT VERNON, OH; Owner: MT. VERNON NAZARENE COLLEGE)
  • WWBK (98.3 FM; FREDERICKTOWN, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMZ (103.1 FM; JOHNSTOWN, OH; Owner: STOP 26- RIVERBEND, INC.)
  • WOSV (91.7 FM; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVNO-FM (106.1 FM; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: JOHNNY APPLESEED BROADCASTING CO.)
  • W201AK (88.1 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOSU-FM (89.7 FM; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVXG (95.1 FM; MOUNT GILEAD, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WODB (107.9 FM; DELAWARE, OH; Owner: FRANKLIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCLT-FM (100.3 FM; NEWARK, OH; Owner: WCLT RADIO, INC.)
  • WYHT (105.3 FM; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNKO (101.7 FM; NEWARK, OH; Owner: RUNNYMEDE, INC.)
  • WBZW (107.7 FM; LOUDONVILLE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKCO (91.9 FM; GAMBIER, OH; Owner: KENYON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Mount Vernon:

  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WOSU-TV (Channel 34; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WBNS-TV (Channel 10; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: WBNS-TV, INC.)
  • WSYX (Channel 6; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: WSYX LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WCMH-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTTE (Channel 28; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: COLUMBUS (WTTE-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • W32AR (Channel 32; LEXINGTON, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOHZ-LP (Channel 57; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Mount Vernon: Henry B. Freeman.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Mount Vernon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 51Number of bridges
  • 384ft / 117mTotal length
  • $1,288,105,000Total costs
  • 199,349Total average daily traffic
  • 15,265Total average daily truck traffic
  • 276,703Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Mount Vernon, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21900-1909
  • 31920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 91990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 112010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Mount Vernon, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Mount Vernon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Mount Vernon, OH)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 170 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Mount Vernon)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Mount Vernon)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 28 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 88. The highest number of fire incidents - 137 took place in 2008, and the least - 25 in 2011. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Mount Vernon, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (53.7%), and Outside Fires (28.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Mount Vernon, OH
    • 80653.7%Structure Fires
    • 43028.7%Outside Fires
    • 25016.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 140.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Mount Vernon, OH
Most common first names in Mount Vernon, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary31681.1 years
John25775.0 years
Robert22971.4 years
William22375.2 years
Charles19775.2 years
James19171.5 years
Helen15481.3 years
Ruth14581.3 years
George12275.7 years
Dorothy11380.3 years
Most common last names in Mount Vernon, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11675.0 years
Miller7078.6 years
Brown5376.3 years
Jones4977.2 years
Williams4875.3 years
Hall4872.5 years
Davis4778.1 years
Johnson4777.7 years
Wilson4670.9 years
Taylor4477.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Mount Vernon, OH
  • 90.2%Utility gas
  • 7.5%Electricity
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Mount Vernon, OH
  • 61.2%Utility gas
  • 35.3%Electricity
  • 1.6%No fuel used
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel


Mount Vernon compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
There are 43 pilots and 26 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Dale Marvin Gallogly (5)
  • Raymond J. Sander (4)
  • Charles R. Mckean (3)
  • John Douglas Idoine (2)
  • John D. Idoine (2)
  • Bryan Beal (2)
  • Laurence E. Slivon (1)
  • Gregory Ray Lortie (1)
  • Matthew Steven Miller (1)
  • Jeffry Mcvay (1)

Total of 26 patent applications in 2008-2022.