Mount Vernon, Oregon

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Mount Vernon, Oregon

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Mount Vernon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Oregon):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Mount Vernon Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Mount Vernon Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 13% Mount Vernon Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Mount Vernon, Oregon

Comparing Mount Vernon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Oregon (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Female Share of the Population 7 9
Age of the Population 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Senior Citizens 4 6
Racial Diversity 4 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 5
Average Household Size 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 5
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 7
Public Transportation Use 4 4
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
Housing Recently Built 7 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 9
Affordability of Rents 5 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Mount Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 111 miles E of Bend, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 190 miles SE of Portland, Oregon
County Grant
Standard Zip Codes 97865
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.417
Longitude -119.112

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)
Station JOHN DAY
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 32 to 60 F
Jul Temp 48 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 65 F
Annual Precip 13.5 inches
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 31 to 55 F
Jul Temp 45 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 16.7 inches
Distance 48.2 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 40 F
Apr Temp 28 to 60 F
Jul Temp 43 to 86 F
Oct Temp 26 to 65 F
Annual Precip 11.3 inches
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Mount Vernon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 595 100%
Male 283 47.6%
Female 312 52.4%
Under 18 168 28.2%
18+ 427 71.8%
65+ 81 13.6%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 2.97
White 561 94.3%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 22 3.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 2.2%

Estimated Mount Vernon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 531
Growth -64
Growth % -10.8%

Mount Vernon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
English 13.1%
German 12.5%
US/American 10.3%
Swedish 8.1%
Scotch-Irish 7.5%
Scottish 7.2%
Irish 5%
Norwegian 5%
Portuguese 2.8%
Basque 2.2%
European 1.9%
Italian 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
French Canadian 0.9%
Canadian 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mount Vernon 595 $32,083
Canyon City 669 $41,458
Dayville 138 $33,438
John Day 1,821 $34,327
Long Creek 228 $33,393
Prairie City 1,080 $35,893
Seneca 223 $26,806
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