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Mount Vernon, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 562 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Vernon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 44.4169 and longitude -119.1132 in Grant County. 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. Grant County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,864 feet.

The City of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 2411182) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mount Vernon is located within John Day Division of Grant County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mount Vernon, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 562
Population in Households 560
Population in Familes 424
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density1 823
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 281
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 199 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $146,111
Average Home Value $176,633


Median Household Income $31,029
Average Household Income $42,602
Per Capita Income $20,189
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.03% 0.25%
Households 1.31% 0.35%
Families 2.01% 0.23%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 251 34th
Population Density1 # 215 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 301 20th
Median Household Income # 365 4th
Per Capita Income # 315 17th

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