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A+ Mount Vernon Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Mount Vernon Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% lower than Washington
Mount Vernon
11212% more expensive than the US average
11616% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Mount Vernon cost of living
C- Mount Vernon Crime Total crime is 21% higher than Washington
Total crime
3,95853% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2653% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Mount Vernon crime
D Mount Vernon Employment Household income is 22% lower than Washington
Median household income
$49,30711% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,19526% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%7% higher than the US average
Mount Vernon employment
C+ Mount Vernon Housing Home value is 23% lower than Washington
Median home value
$206,50012% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$8857% lower than the US average
Home ownership
59%7% lower than the US average
Mount Vernon real estate or Mount Vernon rentals
F Mount Vernon Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Washington
High school grad. rates
76%8% lower than the US average
School test scores
37%24% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
33:1105% higher than the US average
Mount Vernon K-12 schools or Mount Vernon colleges

Living in Mount Vernon, WA

Mount Vernon is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Washington. The city has a population of 33,388 inhabitants. According to the most recent Census, 74% of Mount Vernon residents are White, 4% Asian and 1% Black. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Mount Vernon are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 28% of the population also speak Spanish. Mount Vernon has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 73% of the population is classified as married and 57% have kids.

Living in Mount Vernon can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Washington, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like crime, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Mount Vernon and in the areas around Mount Vernon is a much easier task.

With a livability score of 68 out of 100, Mount Vernon is ranked #13,436 in the United States and #231 in Washington. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Mount Vernon scores well for amenities (A+). On a more negative note, Mount Vernon does not have favorable scores for the following: cost of living (D), education (F) and employment (D). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Mount Vernon, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Roozengaarde Display Garden, Tulip Town, and Pasek Cellars.

Assuming that Mount Vernon meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Mount Vernon. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Mount Vernon are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Mount Vernon come in at $206,500, which is 23.3% lower than the Washington average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Mount Vernon, the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 2.3% lower than the Washington average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Mount Vernon will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Mount Vernon, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 10.5%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 10.4%.

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Compare Mount Vernon, WA Livability To Other Cities

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Mount Vernon, WA Is An Amazing Place To Live

If you’re a history buff then I definitely recommend looking into a permanent stay in this amazing location! Mount Vernon, WA is filled with incredible history and wonderful landmarks and locations even the locals love visiting. An incredible place filled with so much history. Don’t let this city’s historical foundation fool you because there’s a bunch of even cooler things in this city to see and do. Downtown Mount Vernon is best known for its annual Tulip Festival Street Fair, which is apart of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. Such a fun place to live with a ton of people to meet and befriend!

This wonderful city is filled with over 31,000 different people for you to meet and talk with. You’ll never get bored seeing a new face everyday. Conversation is easy and everyone you pass by on the street is incredibly friendly. I’m so incredibly glad I moved here a few months ago to become apart of such an amazing city.
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Source: The Mount Vernon, WA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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