Mount Vernon, IL

Population: 14,880

Key findings

  • Mount Vernon has a Livability Score of 57/100, which is considered poor
  • Mount Vernon crime rates are 222% higher than the Illinois average
  • Cost of living in Mount Vernon is 18% lower than the Illinois average
  • Mount Vernon real estate prices are 58% lower than the Illinois average
  • Rental prices in Mount Vernon are 36% lower than the Illinois average

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      Great Place to Call Home

      My family and I have lived in Mt. Vernon for 11 years and we really like it here. The residents are friendly, we've met some really nice people, and have made Mt. Vernon our home. There's plenty of good restaurants, good shopping, and depending on what your interest is, you can find it in Mt. Vernon. I've read reviews where it's the "most dangers city in Illinois, but I've never felt unsafe here. The layout of the town is convenient in that you're never too far from what you need. We're not into the night life scene, so I can't comment on that, however we do like to eat out, and depending on your tastes, you can find it here. There's authentic Mexican, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, and of course American. The only thing I would change about Mt. Vernon is the sales tax. It is too high, and for the value of what we're taxed, it should come down. Other than that, I like living in Mt. Vernon. It's a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
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      Truck Stop Town

      Truck Stop Towns have their purposes but this is definitely not a place to settle down. There are plenty of hospitals and clinics so there is plenty of health care. I know there are quite a few people who retired here because the cost of living is very good. There are some box stores, so you can always find anything you need. There are small events that happen periodically, e.g. balloon shows, fall fests, craft fairs, car shows (actually there are lot of these). The winery closed (the only decent place to get a glass of wine). There are locally owned restaurants but they aren't very good (aside from the gyro place, but that's only open for lunch). There just really isn't much. The bare minimum. Not a terrible place to be but if you like to try new things, do new things, prepare to be underwhelmed.
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      Source: The Mount Vernon, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).