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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.


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Median household income
Local
$36,543
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 Ohio River
Former and merged names include:
· McFadden's Bluff
· McFadden's Landing
Its port handles grain, fertilizer, coal, petroleum products and timber
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
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.)

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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.

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14% of Mount Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Mount Vernon include Welborn Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Mount Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $325.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $829.


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

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Posey 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Mount Vernon include Four Seasons Motel, Mount Vernon Inn.

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