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People

Total Population 2,814
Male Share of the Population 44.8%
Female Share of the Population 55.2%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 717
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 41.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $32,063
% Above Poverty Level 62.2%
% Below Poverty Level 37.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.1%
Median Gross Rent $426
Median House Value $81,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
US/American 0%
English 4.7%
Irish 13.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 44 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
County Rockcastle
Standard Zip Codes 40456
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.352
Longitude -84.34

Mount Vernon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNT VERNON
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Station WAYNESBURG 7 NE
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station GRAY HAWK
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 67 F
Annual Precip 49.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mount Vernon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Climax (40456)

Conway (40456)

Disputanta (40456)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berea 14,454 $48,845
Brodhead 1,324 $22,163
Crab Orchard 1,002 $29,427
Eubank 317 $28,750
Livingston 121 $56,250
McKee 958 $19,550

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Vernon Public Libraries

Library
Rockcastle County Public Library
60 FORD DRIVE
Mount Vernon, Kentucky
(606) 256-2388
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Mount Vernon Hospitals

ROCKCASTLE HOSPITAL / RESPIRATORY CARE CENTER, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
145 NEWCOMB AVE P O BOX 1310
(606) 256-2195
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mount Vernon High Schools

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ROCKCASTLE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1545 HWY 461
606-256-4816
Serves 842 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

ROCKCASTLE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
945 W MAIN ST
606-256-3846
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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