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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Mount Vernon is a town in Ohio with a population of 16,669. Mount Vernon is in Knox County. Living in Mount Vernon offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Vernon there are a lot of parks. Many families, young professionals, and retirees live in Mount Vernon and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Mount Vernon are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$717
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Mount Vernon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    72.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    313.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,751.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Mount Vernon

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$41,098
National
$55,322
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Mount Vernon, I would say ... isn't the best. There is a portion of the town, the west end, entirely populated by drug addicts and dealers. The only job opportunities here that don't require a 4 year college degree, are factory jobs or restaurants. Also the only restaurant open 24/7 is McDonald's. There are a couple of parks, the largest is surrounded by bad neighborhoods, one of those neighborhoods had the family killer Matt Hoffman. The best park is only open for one month of the year and is not technically in the city bounds. The people who run the schools are money hungry, and pay the teachers poorly, even though most are over qualified. The store selection here is pretty good in my opinion. Lowe's, Walmart, various clothing stores, Kroger's W/ starbucks.
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If you are looking for a very friendly, safe, historical town in which to live, then look no further. Mount Vernon, OH is all of that and more! My family all live here and have been long time residents, the oldest living in Mount Vernon for her entire life, and she is 74. It a very family oriented place. I still hold residence in Mount Vernon, OH while I am currently serving in the U.S Navy overseas. After I retire form the Navy, I will retire to Mount Vernon, OH. IT is also a very historical town with many bi-centennial homes and buildings. It is a fantastic place that is very near to my heart.
I've lived here for almost my entire life. For the most part, it's a quiet town and everyone keeps to themselves. We have a good mix of small businesses and chain stores and most places are within walking distance. Ariel has spent a lot of money to help fix up certain areas of town, such as the Ariel-Foundation Park. Not the best schools, but they have open enrollment in better schools in nearby towns. While there's still plenty of room for improvement, I've always loved living here.