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Mount Vernon, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Mount Vernon had a population of 1,667 as of July 1, 2018. 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 31.0852 and longitude -88.0133 in Mobile County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Mount Vernon 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Vernon: United States Arsenal.

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Mount Vernon, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,667
Population in Households 1,663
Population in Familes 1,434
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 304
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $46,330
Average Household Income $60,325
Per Capita Income $22,461


Total Housing Units 709 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 478 (67.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (16.6%)
Median Home Value $87,237
Average Home Value $117,558


Total Households 591
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 418
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.57% 0.45%
Households 0.63% 0.54%
Families 0.41% 0.38%
Median Household Income   2.52%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

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, 2018 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 # 245 58th
Population Density # 233 60th
Diversity Index # 131 78th
Median Household Income # 170 71st
Per Capita Income # 263 55th

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