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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson 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 62864 ZIP code.
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.
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.
Libraries in Mount Vernon include C. E. Brehm Memorial Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Mount Vernon include Register-News
TV stations in Mount Vernon include WPXS.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVSI.
Jefferson 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 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.
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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