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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,579
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+2,916
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married49.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.2%
Median Earnings25+$32,727
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,504

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,163
% Above Poverty Level82.6%
% Below Poverty Level17.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$686
Median House Value$92,200

Ancestry

German30.1%
English20.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.1%
Irish11.9%
Dutch1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Italian1%
Scottish0.8%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Israeli0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Polish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
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Mount Vernon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Posey County
Standard Zip Codes47620
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude37.93
Approximate Longitude-87.89

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)

StationMOUNT VERNON
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip45.6 inches
StationHENDERSON 7 SSW
Distance18.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationEVANSVILLE INTL AP
Distance21.3 miles
Jan Temp23 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cynthiana573$65,208
Darmstadt1,338$92,434
Evansville120,156$45,794
Griffin145$41,875
New Harmony834$71,875
Poseyville1,118$61,667

Mount Vernon Public Libraries

Alexandrian Public Library
115 WEST FIFTH STREET
Mount Vernon, Indiana
(812) 838-3286

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Mount Vernon Public Schools

Farmersville Elementary Sch
4065 Hwy 69 S
ZIP: 47620
(812) 838-6593
Primary
Total Enrollment 242
Marrs Elementary School
9201 Hwy 62 E
ZIP: 47620
(812) 985-2082
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Mount Vernon High School
700 Harriett St
ZIP: 47620
(812) 838-4356
High
Total Enrollment 728
Mount Vernon Jr High Sch
701 Tile Factory Rd
ZIP: 47620
(812) 833-2077
Middle
Total Enrollment 490
West Elementary School
1105 W 4th St
ZIP: 47620
(812) 833-2072
Primary
Total Enrollment 392

Mount Vernon Private Schools

St Matthew Elementary School
401 Mulberry St
ZIP: 47620
Elementary
Total Enrollment 56
St Philip School
3420 Saint Phillips Rd S
ZIP: 47620
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
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