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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.

People

Total Population 68,221
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 31,511
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 34.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,935
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,306
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,614

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,206
% Above Poverty Level 84.7%
% Below Poverty Level 15.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.6%
% Using Public Transportation 26.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,216
Median House Value $361,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 49.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 0.9%
Irish 3.6%

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

Mount Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 14 miles NE of New York, New York
County Westchester
Standard Zip Codes 10550, 10552, 10553
P.O. Box Zip Codes 10551
Company Zip Codes 10557, 10558
Phone Area Codes 914
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.912
Longitude -73.837

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 SCARSDALE
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 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:

Fleetwood (10552)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bronxville 6,409 $250
Eastchester 32,880 $140,846
Pelham 12,560 $174,028

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

Mount Vernon Public Libraries

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

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Mount Vernon Hospitals

MOUNT VERNON HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
12 NORTH 7TH AVENUE
(914) 664-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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MT VERNON HS
100 CALIFORNIA RD
914-665-5302
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 2,625 students.

NELSON MANDELA COMM HS
47 S 11TH AVE
914-665-5160
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 146 students.

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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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