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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 73,803 as of July 1, 2023. 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 40.9126 and longitude -73.8371 in Westchester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon 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 City of Mount Vernon 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.

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Mount Vernon, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 73,803 (100%)
Population in Households 73,307 (99.3%)
Population in Families 57,382 (77.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 496 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 16,804
Diversity Index2 70


Median Household Income $74,127
Average Household Income $105,438
% of Income for Mortgage4 36%
Per Capita Income $41,033
Wealth Index5 83
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Low (42.0)


Total HU (Housing Units) 30,897 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,197 (36.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,515 (56.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,185 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $445,215
Average Home Value $469,135
Housing Affordability Index3 56


Total Households 28,712
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 17,212
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.04% -0.03%
Households 0.46% 0.24%
Families   0.24%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.37%
Owner Occupied HU   0.79%

Mount Vernon, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 1,293 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 Density # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 655 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 139 11th
Per Capita Income # 682 47th
Diversity Index # 130 90th

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