Income/capita 23%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 81%
IndexMount VernonIowaNational
Income per capita$23,094$28,872$29,829
Median household income$72,188$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$85,789$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,447$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$20,250$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$10,449$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate0.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level4.9%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mount Vernon is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mount Vernon is 30% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon is 81% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mount Vernon is 68% lower than the national average

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      Mount Vernon employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector17.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services10.2%5.6%
      Wholesale & retail services7.7%16.3%
      Public administration0.2%1.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%1.8%
      Education, health & social services30.6%59.1%

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      Bertram, IA341$88,95861%
      Stone City, IA288$82,35349%
      Mount Vernon, IA4,487$72,18830%

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      Mount Vernon, IA4,487$72,18830%
      Source: The Mount Vernon, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).