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IndexMount VernonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$22,257$31,502$29,829
Median household income$34,876$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,568$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,299$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$32,231$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,204$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level24.0%14.0%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mount Vernon is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mount Vernon is 37% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon is 33% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mount Vernon is 59% higher than the national average

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      $23,248 $34,876 $69,752
      $39,460 $59,196 $118,392
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Mount Vernon employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.8%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector21.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%3.5%
      Wholesale & retail services19.7%15.6%
      Public administration4.2%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%3.7%
      Education, health & social services13.2%41.6%

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      Mount Vernon, IL14,880$34,87637.0%

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      Mount Vernon, IL14,880$34,87637.0%
      Source: The Mount Vernon, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).