Census 2010: Washington › Mount Vernon

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Mount Vernon

Square miles: 12.6 Population per sq. mile: 2,580.3

  • 2010 population: 31,743
  • 2000 population: 26,232
  • Total change: 5,511 (21.0%)

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2010 population by race/ethnicity

Diversity Index: 56.6%
The USA TODAY Diversity Index represents the probability that two people from this area will have different ethnic backgrounds. A higher number reflects a more ethnically diverse population.

Age breakdown Median: 32.3 years old

Mount Vernon population

Race/ethnicity2010 population2010 percentage2000 population2000 percentage2000-2010 change
American Indian/Alaska Native5131.6%2681.0%91.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander680.2%400.2%70.0%
Other race5,59917.6%4,49417.1%24.6%
Two or more races1,2744.0%7732.9%64.8%
*Hispanic origin10,68633.7%6,58925.1%62.2%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Ages 0-17

Population: 8,953 (28.2%)

Diversity Index: 77.9%

Ages 18+

Population: 22,790 (71.8%)

Diversity Index: 62.1%

Race/ethnicityAges 0-17% of 0-17 totalAges 18+% of 18+ total
American Indian/Alaska Native1852.1%3281.4%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander210.2%470.2%
Other race2,36926.5%3,23014.2%
Two or more races6357.1%6392.8%
*Hispanic origin4,62351.6%6,06326.6%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Population15,563 (49.0%)
Median age31
Population16,180 (51.0%)
Median age33.7
Age breakdown by gender
AgePopulation% of totalMale% of male totalFemale% of female total
Under 105,20616.4%2,61516.8%2,59116.0%
10 to 19 years4,67614.7%2,39315.4%2,28314.1%
20 to 29 years4,87215.3%2,49216.0%2,38014.7%
30 to 39 years4,27313.5%2,17214.0%2,10113.0%
40 to 49 years3,72511.7%1,90412.2%1,82111.3%
50 to 59 years3,47510.9%1,65110.6%1,82411.3%
60 to 69 years2,6288.3%1,1947.7%1,4348.9%
70 to 79 years1,5204.8%6604.2%8605.3%
80 and older1,3684.3%4823.1%8865.5%

*Residents of Hispanic origin can be of any race.

Household types
Families 2010
Avg. size 3.3
Households 7,443 (65.6%)
Non-families 2010
Avg. size 2.7
Households 3,899 (34.4%)
Family composition
Households ‡ 2010 % of households % of families
Husband-wife family, without children 2,864 25.3% ...
Husband-wife family, with children under 18 years 2,537 22.4% ...
Single male, no children (with other family) 286 2.5% ...
Single male, with children under 18 years 369 3.3% ...
Single female, no children (with other family) 488 4.3% ...
Single female, with children under 18 years 899 7.9% ...
Single male living alone 1,130 10.0% n/a
Single female living alone 1,910 16.8% n/a
Other non-family households (ex.: roommates) 859 7.6% n/a
Total 11,342 100% n/a
Family households 7,443 65.6% 100%
Families with children under 18 years 3,805 33.5% ...
Non-family households 3,899 34.4% n/a
All households with individuals 65 years and over 2,962 26.1% n/a

‡ United States Census Bureau definitions:

Household — A household includes all of the people who occupy a housing unit. People not living in households are classified as living in group quarters. (Ex: college residence halls, skilled-nursing facilities, military barracks, …)
Family — A family includes a householder and one or more people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption.
Non-family Household — A householder living alone or with nonrelatives only.

Note: Family households and husband-wife-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same-sex-couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption. Same-sex-couple households with no relatives of the householder present are tabulated in nonfamily households.

Housing Units
Avg. household size2.7
Avg. household size2.8
Vacancy Rate2010
Owner-occupied properties2.5%
Renter-occupied properties5.9%
Overall vacancy rate5.9%
Housing Units2010% of total
Vacant716 5.9%
For rent3002.5%
Rented, but unoccupied170.1%
For sale1671.4%
Sold, but unoccupied190.2%
Seasonal use only510.4%
Other vacant units1621.3%

Credits: Ryan Pitts, Mike Tigas Special thanks: USA Today Census team