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Mount Vernon is a city in Linn County, in the Cedar Rapids metro area.

The community was named for the Virginia home of George Washington.

The latitude of Mount Vernon is 41.921N. The longitude is -91.416W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,905.


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Median household income
Local
$51,228
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Vernon demographic reports
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 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Heritage Days - July 12-14, 2007
  • Art in the Park - July 14, 2007
  • Lincoln Highway Arts Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mount Vernon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Palisades-Kepler State Park, Wapsipinicon State Park, Ennis Preserve
Colleges and universities: Cornell College
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 Linn County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cedar Rapids area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52314 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

32% of Mount Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $19,027, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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44% 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 Ash Park Historic District, Cornell College-Mount Vernon Historic District, Mount Vernon Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mount Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $453.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,023.


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Libraries in Mount Vernon include Russell D. Cole Library ... View libraries

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Linn County supported John Kerry 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 Sleep Inn.

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