Mount Vernon, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 16,269. Estimated population in 2021: 16,344 (+0.5% change)
Males: 7,463 (45.9%), Females: 8,806 (54.1%)

Zip code: 62864

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $28,145
Median house value: $57,700

Races in Mount Vernon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.5%)
  • Black (12.4%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)

Ancestries: German (16.6%), United States (15.9%), English (10.8%), Irish (9.1%), Italian (1.9%), Dutch (1.7%).

Land area: 11.5 square miles

 

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon

  • High school or higher: 77.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 52.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -1,620 (-9.1%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Mount Vernon:

  • CROSSROADS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (8 DOCTORS PARK ROAD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HLTH CENTER (605 N 12TH STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Mount Vernon:

  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; CENTRALIA, IL)
  • SALEM TOWNSHIP HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; SALEM, IL)
  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; BENTON, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mount Vernon:

  • MOUNT VERNON (about 5 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY REGIONAL (about 40 miles; MARION, IL; Abbreviation: MWA)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (about 45 miles; CARBONDALE/MURPHYSBORO, IL; Abbreviation: MDH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mount Vernon:

  • CENTRALIA MUNI (about 18 miles; CENTRALIA, IL; Abbreviation: ENL)
  • BENTON MUNI (about 22 miles; BENTON, IL; Abbreviation: H96)
  • SALEM-LECKRONE (about 23 miles; SALEM, IL; Abbreviation: SLO)

Colleges and Universities

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

  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 40 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 47 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE (about 73 miles; BELLEVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,333)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-EDWARDSVILLE (about 78 miles; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 10,038)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 82 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 88 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 92 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,510)
Public high schools in Mount Vernon:

  • MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,407; Location: 320 S 7TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MT VERNON ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL (Students: 36; Location: 1714 BROADWAY; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

  • MT VERNON DIST 80 PRIMARY CENTER (Students: 711; Location: 401 N 30TH ST; Grades: KG – 03)
  • ZADOK CASEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 547; Location: 1829 BROADWAY ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • J L BUFORD INTERMEDIATE ED CTR (Students: 360; Location: 623 S 34TH ST; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • BENJAMIN FRANKLIN EARLY EDUC CTR (Students: 279; Location: 500 HARRISON ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • SUMMERSVILLE GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 239; Location: 1118 E FAIRFIELD RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • DODDS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 14975 E BAKERVILLE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • BETHEL GRADE SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 1201 BETHEL RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • MCCLELLAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 72; Location: 9475 N IL HWY 148; Grades: KG – 08)
  • SAFE SCHOOL PROGRAM (Students: 8; Location: 1714 BROADWAY ST; Grades: 06 – 12)

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