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Mount Vernon is a city in Rockcastle County, in the Richmond metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for George Washington's home in VA.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kentucky named Mount Vernon. For links to other places called Mount Vernon, KY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Mount Vernon is 37.352N. The longitude is -84.34W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,181 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,589.


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Median household income
Local
$16,747
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Vernon demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Bittersweet Festival - Oct. 5-6, 2007
  • Old Fashioned Trading Days - April 20-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mount Vernon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockcastle 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 40409 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Mount Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $11,849, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Mount Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mount Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $205.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $609.


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

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Rockcastle County supported George W. Bush 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 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mount Vernon include Days Inn, Econo Lodge Renfro Valley.

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KY communities formerly known as Mount Vernon:
  �Mount Washington, Bullitt County

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