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Mount Vernon is a city in Posey County, in the Evansville metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for George Washington's home
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Mount Vernon. For links to other places called Mount Vernon, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mount Vernon is 37.932N. The longitude is -87.895W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,318.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Posey County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Evansville-Henderson area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47620 ZIP code.
33% of Mount Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $19,264, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Mount Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Mount Vernon include Welborn Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Mount Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $829.
Libraries in Mount Vernon include Alexandrian Public Library ... View libraries
Posey 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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