Mount Vernon demographics profile

StatisticMount VernonIllinoisNational
Population density (sq mi)1,01722291
Median age39.337.437.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%55%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1846%44%43%
Speak English96%77%79%
Speak Spanish1%13%13%
Mount Vernon, IL has a population of 14,880 and is the 2,853rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,017 per sq mi which is 358% higher than the Illinois average and 1023% higher than the national average. The median age in Mount Vernon is 39 which is approximately 5% higher than the Illinois average of 37. In Mount Vernon, 50% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 75% of Mount Vernon residents were born in Illinois, 22% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Mount Vernon is 358% higher than Illinois.
  • The median age in Mount Vernon is 5% higher than Illinois.
  • In Mount Vernon 79.20% of the population is White.
  • In Mount Vernon 14.29% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Mount Vernon 2.26% of the population is Asian.

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Mount Vernon population breakdown by race

RaceMount VernonIllinoisNational
Black or African American14.29%14.30%12.63%
American Indian0.12%0.23%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race3.56%2.34%3.06%
Other race0.56%5.86%4.75%
In Mount Vernon, 3.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Mount Vernon, IL demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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