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Mount Vernon is a city in Westchester County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for George Washington's estate in Virginia.
The latitude of Mount Vernon is 40.912N. The longitude is -73.837W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 108 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 68,404.
Developed in the mid-1800s as a refuge for businesses and commuters wanting to escape the New York City cost of living.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Westchester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10704 ZIP code.
3% of Mount Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Vernon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Vernon was $20,827, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Mount Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $696. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,076.
Libraries in Mount Vernon include Mount Vernon Public Library ... View libraries
Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Vernon political report.
The average commute time for Mount Vernon workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mount Vernon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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