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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.


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Median household income
Local
$41,128
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Vernon demographic reports
Mount Vernon is on the Hutchinson and Bronx rivers.
Former and merged names include:
· Hutchinson's
John Peter Zenger was arrested and acquitted here in an early battle for freedom of the press.

Developed in the mid-1800s as a refuge for businesses and commuters wanting to escape the New York City cost of living.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 402. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"
Well-known residents have included:
· Art Carney, actor
· Denzel Washington, actor
· Dick Clark, TV host
· Sean "Puffy" Combs, musician
· Heavy D., rapper
· E.B. White, writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 122

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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.

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24% of Mount Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Mount Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $696.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,076.


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Libraries in Mount Vernon include Mount Vernon Public Library ... View libraries

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Westchester County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Vernon political report.

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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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