Overview

Introduction to Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mount Vernon, Ohio, in Knox county, is 40 miles NE of Columbus, Ohio.

Mount Vernon y History

Joseph Walker, Benjamin Butler and Thomas B. Patterson founded the community of Mount Vernon in the year 1805. This place was a stop on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad which connected the cities of Pittsburgh, Chicago, and St. Louis. Because of the transport facilities, Mount Vernon soon developed into a thriving community with many industries. On August 3, 2006, the F0 tornado demolished a lot of property in the city. The community was named after the estate of George Washington in Virginia.

Mount Vernon and Nearby Attractions

  • Columbus Museum of Art
  • Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County
  • Knox County Jail
  • James Thurber House
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church
  • Deerfield Lanes

Things To Do In Mount Vernon

While in Mount Vernon, one can visit the local attractions including Mount Vernon City Hall, the public library and the jail. Other historic locations nearby are the James Thurber House, the Hanby House, the Livingston House, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Mid-Ohio Doll and Toy Museum and the Ohio Historical Center. One can also visit the churches and cemeteries while in Mount Vernon. There are also some very beautiful streams such as the Armstrong Run, the Adams Run and the Delano Run. The parks in the area provide a host of recreational opportunities and make for an ideal day trip destination.

Mount Vernon Transportation

Mansfield Lahm Regional Airport is nearby.

Mount Vernon Higher Education

Institutes offering higher educational opportunities to residents of Mount Vernon include the Denison University, the Ashland University and the Otterbein College.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,669
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens18.6%
Employed Population 16+6,922
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married42.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.2%
Median Earnings25+$31,725
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,797
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,383

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,376
% Above Poverty Level78.1%
% Below Poverty Level21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone34.7%
Median Gross Rent$717
Median House Value$111,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.2%
Irish15.1%
English13.6%
Italian4.2%
Dutch2.5%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque2%
Welsh1.9%
Polish1.9%
Belgian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Greek0.3%
German0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Mount Vernon Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyKnox County
Standard Zip Codes43050
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.39
Approximate Longitude-82.47

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)

StationFREDERICKTOWN 4 S
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationCENTERBURG 2 SE
Distance10.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip41.2 inches
StationMANSFIELD 5 W
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Danville1,061$52,813
Fredericktown2,494$62,697
Gambier2,498$116,111
Martinsburg277$44,038
Sparta161$35,000
Utica1,801$58,000

Mount Vernon Hospitals

Knox Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
1330 Coshocton Road
(740) 393-9000

Mount Vernon Public Schools

Columbia Elementary School
150 Columbus Rd
ZIP: 43050
(740) 393-5975
Primary
Total Enrollment 210
Dan Emmett Elementary School
108 Mansfield Ave
ZIP: 43050
(740) 393-5950
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
East Elementary School
714 E Vine St
ZIP: 43050
(740) 393-5985
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
Knox County Career Center
306 Martinsburg Rd
ZIP: 43050
(740) 397-5820
High
Mount Vernon High School
300 Martinsburg Rd
ZIP: 43050
(740) 393-5900
High
Total Enrollment 1011
Mount Vernon Middle School
298 Martinsburg Rd
ZIP: 43050
(740) 392-6867
Middle
Total Enrollment 929
Pleasant Street Elementary School
305 E Pleasant St
ZIP: 43050
(740) 393-5990
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Twin Oak Elementary School
8888 Martinsburg Rd
ZIP: 43050
(740) 393-5970
Primary
Total Enrollment 389

Mount Vernon Private Schools

Christian Star Academy
7 E Sugar St
ZIP: 43050
Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Mount Vernon Academy
525 Wooster Rd
ZIP: 43050
Secondary
Total Enrollment 95
Mount Vernon Sda Elementary School
221 Sychar Rd
ZIP: 43050
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
St Vincent De Paul School
206 E Chestnut St
ZIP: 43050
Elementary
Total Enrollment 151
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