Mount Vernon, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 26,232. Estimated population in July 2020: 29,271 (+11.6% change)
Males: 12,859 (49.0%), Females: 13,373 (51.0%)

Skagit County

Zip codes: 98273, 98274.

Median resident age: 31.1 years
Median household income: $37,999
Median house value: $142,000

Races in Mount Vernon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (68.4%)
  • Hispanic (25.1%)
  • Other race (17.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
  • Chinese (0.5%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (14.1%), English (9.7%), Irish (9.0%), Norwegian (6.5%), Dutch (4.1%), Swedish (4.0%).

Elevation: 180 feet

Land area: 11.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Mount Vernon

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mount Vernon city

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

19.6% Foreign born (14.3% Latin America, 2.2% Europe, 2.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,736 (+41.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Mount Vernon:

  • AFFILIATED HEALTH SERVICES (1415 EAST KINCAID STREET/PO BOX 1376)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Mount Vernon:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mount Vernon:

  • BELLINGHAM INTL (about 29 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Abbreviation: BLI)
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY (PAINE FLD) (about 36 miles; EVERETT, WA; Abbreviation: PAE)
  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 63 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: BFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mount Vernon:

  • SKAGIT REGIONAL (about 8 miles; BURLINGTON/MOUNT VERNON, WA; Abbreviation: BVS)
  • CAMANO ISLAND AIRFIELD (about 14 miles; STANWOOD, WA; Abbreviation: 13W)
  • FLOATHAVEN (about 21 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Abbreviation: 0W7)
Amtrak station:
MOUNT VERNON (725 COLLEGE WAY). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

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

  • SKAGIT VALLEY COLLEGE (about 2 miles; MT VERNON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,420)
  • WHATCOM COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 25 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,656)
  • WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; BELLINGHAM, WA; Full-time enrollment: 11,889)
  • EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; EVERETT, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,970)
  • EDMONDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; LYNNWOOD, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,953)
  • SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 48 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,526)
  • LAKE WASHINGTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 50 miles; KIRKLAND, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,328)

Schools

Public high schools in Mount Vernon:

  • MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,781; Location: 314 N 9TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SKAGIT COUNTY DETENTION CENTER (Location: 605 3RD ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Mount Vernon:

  • CENTENNIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 614; Location: 3100 MARTIN RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LITTLE MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY (Students: 583; Location: 1514 S LAVENTURE RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 560; Location: 1801 E BLACKBURN RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MADISON ELEMENTARY (Students: 482; Location: 907 E FIR ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 1020 MCLEAN RD; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MOUNT BAKER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 476; Location: 2310 E SECTION ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • CONWAY SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 19710 STATE ROUTE 564; Grades: KG – 08)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 401; Location: 1005 S 11TH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LA VENTURE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 376; Location: 1200 LAVENTURE RD; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • BIG LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 16802 LAKE VIEW BLVD.; Grades: KG – 06)

Libraries

Library in Mount Vernon:

  • MOUNT VERNON CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $880,450; Location: 315 SNOQUALMIE ST.,; 68,349 books; 3,566 audio materials; 3,270 video materials; 337 serial subscriptions)