Introduction to Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox county, is 40 miles NE of Columbus, Ohio. The city contains a population of approximately 14,375.

Mount Vernon y History

Joseph Walker, Benjamin Butler, and Thomas B. Patterson founded the community of Mount Vernon in the year 1805. This place was a stop on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad which connected the cities of Pittsburgh, Chicago, and St. Louis. Because of the transport facilities, Mount Vernon soon developed into a thriving community with many industries. On August 3, 2006, the F0 tornado demolished a lot of property in the city. The community was named after the estate of George Washington in Virginia.

Mount Vernon and nearby Attractions

  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County
  • Knox County Jail
  • James Thurber House
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church
  • Deerfield Lanes

Things To Do In Mount Vernon

While in Mount Vernon, one can visit the local attractions including Mount Vernon City Hall, the public library, and the jail. Other historic locations nearby are the James Thurber House, the Hanby House, the Livingston House, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum, and the Ohio Historical Center. One can also visit the churches and cemeteries while in Mount Vernon. There are also some very beautiful streams such as the Armstrong Run, the Adams Run, and the Delano Run. The parks in the area provide a host of recreational opportunities and make for an ideal day trip destination.

Mount Vernon Transportation

Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport is nearby.

Mount Vernon Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational opportunities to residents of Mount Vernon include the Denison University, the Ashland University, and the Otterbein College.


Total Population 16,919
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 7,310
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,546
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,659
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,615


Median Family Income $47,070
% Above Poverty Level 78%
% Below Poverty Level 22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $679
Median House Value $103,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.5%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 15.8%

Mount Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 40 miles NE of Columbus, Ohio
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 43050
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.393
Longitude -82.485

Mount Vernon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 39.9 inches
Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Distance 26.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Danville 1,090 $37,396
Fredericktown 2,487 $53,672
Gambier 2,266 $87,083
Martinsburg 229 $43,500

Mount Vernon Public Libraries

Mt Vernon & Knox County, Public Library Of
Mount Vernon, Ohio
(740) 392-2665
Library Web Site

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Mount Vernon Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(740) 393-9000
Emergency Service: Yes

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