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Mount Vernon is a city in Lawrence County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for George Washington's home in Virginia.
The latitude of Mount Vernon is 37.103N. The longitude is -93.818W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,211 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,227.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lawrence County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 65712 ZIP code.
20% of Mount Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $16,210, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% 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 $292. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $672.
Libraries in Mount Vernon include Mount Vernon Branch ... View libraries
Lawrence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Vernon political report.
The average commute time for Mount Vernon workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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