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The Town of Mount Vernon had a population of 1,703 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 31.0877 and longitude -88.0132 in Mobile County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Mobile County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 36 feet.

The Town of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 2406213) 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.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Mount Vernon is located within Mount Vernon Division of Mobile 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Vernon: United States Arsenal.

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Mount Vernon, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,703
Daytime Population: Workers 327
Daytime Population: Residents 1,161
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,488
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 1,698
Population in Familes 1,468
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 311
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $44,910
Average Household Income $57,285
Per Capita Income $21,331


Total Housing Units 723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 483 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 121 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $82,653
Average Home Value $100,207


Total Households 604
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 428
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 0.68%
Households 1.02% 0.75%
Families 0.8% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

Mount Vernon, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 242 58th
Population Density # 225 61st
Diversity Index # 124 79th
Median Household Income # 178 69th
Per Capita Income # 273 53rd

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