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Mount Vernon, Oregon - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Grant County at latitude 44.4169 and longitude -119.1132. Grant County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,864 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Mount Vernon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mount Vernon, Oregon.

The P1 Census Class Code for Mount Vernon indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Mount Vernon, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 578
Population in Households 576
Population in Familes 437
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 847
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 286
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 174
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 307 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $141,346


Median Household Income $30,124
Average Household Income $39,968
Per Capita Income $18,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.2% 1.25%
Households 2.36% 1.36%
Families 3.39% 1.23%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Mount Vernon, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 377 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 249 34th
Population Density1 # 213 44th
Diversity Index2 # 298 21st
Median Household Income # 359 5th
Per Capita Income # 316 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Oregon Census Data Comparison Tool.