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Overview

Introduction to Mount Vernon, New York

Mount Vernon, New York, in Westchester county, is 14 miles NE of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the New York metropolitan area with.

Mount Vernon History

In 1850, a merchant tailor from New York City by the name of John Stevens set out to create a property that would help improve the condition of the working class in the city. To this end, he founded the Industrial Home Association No. 1 of New York which enrolled 1,017 due-paying members. This land went on to become the Village of Mount Vernon. It was then a part of the Town of Eastchester. The community was named after George Washington's estate in Virginia.

Mount Vernon and nearby Attractions

  • Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site
  • Mount Vernon Public Library
  • Bronx County Historical Society
  • George Washington Bridge
  • Pelham Lake
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Mount Vernon

The city of Mount Vernon is ideally located to provide easy access to a number of historical sites and museums. The Saint Paul's Church National Historic Site houses a church that was founded in 1665. The Bartow-Pell Mansion and Dyckman House are also within 5 miles of the city. In addition, one can visit the Bronx County Historical Society, City Island Nautical Museum, Hudson River Museum of Westchester and the Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site from Mount Vernon. The Bronx Zoo, George Washington Bridge and the New York Botanical Garden are ideal destinations for a day trip with family and friends.

Mount Vernon Transportation

Air transportation is available from La Guardia Airport.

Mount Vernon Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by The College of New Rochelle, Manhattan College, Fordham University, CUNY Lehman College and Monroe College.

Demographics

People

Total Population68,217
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens14.3%
Employed Population 16+31,694
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married34.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.1%
Median Earnings25+$36,436
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,771
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,152

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,578
% Above Poverty Level84%
% Below Poverty Level16%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation29%

Housing

People Living Alone33.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,216
Median House Value$357,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.6%
West Indian26.6%
Jamaican20.4%
Italian6.4%
Irish3.4%
Haitian2.8%
African2.5%
German2%
Brazilian1.6%
Guyanese1.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
English0.8%
British0.6%
Russian0.5%
Polish0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
Scottish0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Mount Vernon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Westchester County
Standard Zip Codes10550, 10553, 10552
P.O. Box Zip Codes10551
Phone Area Codes914
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.91
Approximate Longitude-73.84

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)

StationSCARSDALE
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance6.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bronxville6,395$250
New Rochelle79,299$95,447
Pelham Manor5,564$204,250
Tuckahoe1,188$100,660

Mount Vernon Public Libraries

Mount Vernon Public Library
28 SOUTH FIRST AVENUE
Mount Vernon, New York
(914) 668-1840

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Mount Vernon Hospitals

Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital
12 North 7th Avenue
Mount Vernon Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
12 N 7th Ave
(914) 361-7624

Mount Vernon Public Schools

Amani Public Charter School
60 S 3rd Ave
ZIP: 10550
(914) 668-6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 336
Cecil H Parker School
461 S 6th Ave
ZIP: 10550
(914) 665-5040
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Columbus School At The Franko Building
455 N High St
ZIP: 10550
(914) 358-2700
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
Grimes School
58 S 10th Ave
ZIP: 10550
(914) 665-5020
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Hamilton School
20 Oak St
ZIP: 10550
(914) 335-5050
Primary
Total Enrollment 485
Longfellow Middle School
624 S 3rd Ave
ZIP: 10550
(914) 665-5150
Middle
Total Enrollment 467
Longfellow School
625 S 4th Ave
ZIP: 10550
(914) 665-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Nelson R Mandela/dr Hosea Zollicoffer High School
250 Gramatan Ave
ZIP: 10550
(914) 358-2720
High
Total Enrollment 296
Thornton High School
121 S 6th Ave
ZIP: 10550
(914) 358-2740
High
Total Enrollment 770
Davis Middle School
350 Gramatan Ave
ZIP: 10552
(914) 665-5120
Middle
Total Enrollment 623
Lincoln School
170 E Lincoln Ave
ZIP: 10552
(914) 665-5039
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Mount Vernon High School
100 California Rd
ZIP: 10552
(914) 665-5300
High
Total Enrollment 1359
Pennington School
20 Fairway Ave
ZIP: 10552
(914) 665-5105
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Traphagen School
72 Lexington Ave
ZIP: 10552
(914) 665-5060
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Edward Williams School
9 Union Ln
ZIP: 10553
(914) 665-5070
Primary
Total Enrollment 425
Graham School
421 E 5th St
ZIP: 10553
(914) 665-5080
Other
Total Enrollment 549
Holmes School
195 N Columbus Ave
ZIP: 10553
(914) 665-5110
Primary
Total Enrollment 449

Mount Vernon Private Schools

Emmanuel Children's Mission School
32 S 5th Ave
ZIP: 10550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 278
Our Lady Of Victory School
38 N 5th Ave
ZIP: 10550
Elementary
Total Enrollment 249
Westchester Muslim Center School
22 Brookfield Rd
ZIP: 10552
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
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Historic Mount Vernon

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St. Paul's Church c1903.

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St. Paul's Church c1903.

The Armory c1903.

Seaton Falls c1903.

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