Mount Vernon, IL

14,880 Population
14.4 square miles 1,031.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.1%
was 0.1%
 
Population Density
1,031.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
64.0%
was 57.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
2.4%
was 2.6%
 
Percent Under 18
22.5%
was 22.4%
 
Percent 65 and Over
20.7%
was 18.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
24.0%
was 20.9%
 
Median Household Income
$34,876
was $36,218
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
47.2
45.8
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
13.2
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,339.6
was 1,427.3
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
6,018.2
was 6,209.3
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
7,533
was 7,488
 
Median Rent
$589
was $595
 
Total Building Permits
12
was 14
 
Occupied Housing Units
6,673
was 6,713
 
Homeownership Rate
59.7%
was 58.8%
 
Single Family Building Permits
6
was 10
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
514.9
was 519.2
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
24.3%
was 21.9%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
6
was 4
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.2
was 2.2
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
1.7
was 1.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
0.8
was 0.9
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
97.6%
was 95.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
86.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.7%
was 99.5%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
86.2%
was 86.3%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
18.1%
was 18.2%
 

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