Mount Vernon, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Mount Vernon, New York - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon is the 9th largest city in New York with a population of 69,058 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 40.9131 and longitude -73.8293 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Westchester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 979245) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Vernon: Hutchinson's.


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Mount Vernon, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 69,058
Population in Households 68,229
Population in Familes 53,737
Population in Group Qrtrs 829
Population Density1 15,746
Diversity Index2 66
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 26,683
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 16,407
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 29,770 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,810 (33.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,873 (56.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,087 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $408,030
Average Home Value $426,282
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,437
Average Household Income $74,301
Per Capita Income $29,086
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.47%
Households 0.26% 0.36%
Families 0.07% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.88%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Vernon, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 99th
Population Density1 # 9 99th
Diversity Index2 # 105 91st
Median Household Income # 771 36th
Per Capita Income # 645 46th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New York Census Data Comparison Tool.