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A+ Mount Vernon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Mount Vernon Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% lower than Illinois
Mount Vernon
8218% less expensive than the US average
Illinois
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mount Vernon cost of living
F Mount Vernon Crime Total crime is 58% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,87641% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2641% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-47%Year over year crime is down
Mount Vernon crime
F Mount Vernon Employment Household income is 41% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$34,87637% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,25725% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%33% higher than the US average
Mount Vernon employment
F Mount Vernon Housing Home value is 58% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$73,50060% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$58938% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Mount Vernon real estate or Mount Vernon rentals
F Mount Vernon Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
81%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
23%54% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:116% lower than the US average
Mount Vernon K-12 schools

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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).
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