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 69,600 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Vernon: Hutchinson's.

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Mount Vernon, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 69,600
Daytime Population: Workers 20,058
Daytime Population: Residents 36,920
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 56,978
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 68,789
Population in Familes 54,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 811
Population Density2 15,870
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $53,633
Average Household Income $77,752
Per Capita Income $30,581


Total Housing Units 29,819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,967 (33.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,080 (57.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,772 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $411,720
Average Home Value $433,317


Total Households 27,047
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 16,583
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.46%
Households 0.41% 0.41%
Families 0.21% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 # 9 99th
Diversity Index # 108 91st
Median Household Income # 739 38th
Per Capita Income # 630 47th

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