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Mount Vernon is a city in Jefferson County.

It is the county seat. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mount Vernon. For links to other places called Mount Vernon, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Mount Vernon is 38.317N. The longitude is -88.903W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 512 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,486.


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Median household income
Local
$28,145
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Vernon demographic reports
A cyclone in 1888 killed 35 people here and destroyed much of the city
Local festivals include:
  • Sweet Corn & Watermelon Festival - Aug. 10-19, 2007
  • King City Music Festival - June 8-10, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mount Vernon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Mount Vernon attractions: Iris Farm
Historic sites and museums: Cedarhurst, Wheels Through Time Museum
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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20% of Mount Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $16,268, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% 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 $303.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $707.


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Libraries in Mount Vernon include C. E. Brehm Memorial Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mount Vernon include Register-News

TV stations in Mount Vernon include WPXS.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVSI.

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Jefferson 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 17 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 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Mount Vernon include Best Inns, Comfort Inn Mount Vernon, Comfort Suites Mount Vernon, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn, Motel 6 Mount Vernon, Super 8, Thrifty Inn Mount Vernon.

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