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Overview

Introduction to Mount Vernon, Indiana

Located in Posey county, Mount Vernon, Indiana, is 18 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center) and 118 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky. The city is located within the Evansville - Henderson metropolitan area.

Mount Vernon History

In 1805, Andrew and William Mcfadin arrived in the Posey county. They founded the Mcfadin bluff, which increased in settlers a couple of years later. This river town, located on the bend of the bustling Ohio River, was established in 1816. The city derives its name from a British naval hero, Edward Vernon.

Mount Vernon and nearby Attractions

  • Hands On Discovery
  • Evansville Museum of Arts & Science
  • Harmonie State Park
  • Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
  • Wabash county Museum

Things To Do In Mount Vernon

The Hands On Discovery and the Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden are located in the city. Harmonie State Park offers recreational facilities such as camping, fishing, swimming, and hiking. The Pfister Pond or the McFadden Creek and The Wabash County Museum are near the city.

Mount Vernon Transportation

The Louisville International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Mount Vernon Higher Education

Higher education is available at the University of Southern Indiana, the University of Evansville, and the Vincennes University.

People

Total Population 6,610
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 16.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,871
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 48.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,952
% Above Poverty Level 82%
% Below Poverty Level 18%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $630
Median House Value $92,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.4%
US/American 0%
English 17.4%
Irish 12.4%

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

Mount Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Evansville, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles W of Louisville, Kentucky
County Posey
Metro Area Evansville - Henderson
Standard Zip Codes 47620
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.932
Longitude -87.895

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 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.6 inches
Station HENDERSON 7 SSW
Distance 18.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Station EVANSVILLE INTL AP
Distance 21.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.2 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:

Solitude (47620)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cynthiana 561 $63,250
Darmstadt 1,471 $91,765
Evansville 120,212 $45,381
Griffin 164 $53,333
New Harmony 715 $61,071
Poseyville 1,311 $66,750

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

Mount Vernon Public Libraries

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Alexandrian Pl
115 W 5TH ST
Mount Vernon, Indiana
(812) 838-3286
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Mount Vernon High Schools

MOUNT VERNON HIGH SCHOOL
700 HARRIETT ST
812-838-4356
Serves 862 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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