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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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 16,681. 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
$99,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$695
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Mount Vernon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
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
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    42%
    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
$38,275
National
$55,322

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Mount Vernon Reviews

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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.
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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.
Mount Vernon is, in my opinion, the quintessential small town. Mount Vernon has a beautiful downtown that limits chain business so small business can thrive. However, there is also another area of town fully open to large chain business. Both of these areas fill any shopping or restaurant needs that should arise. I think there is a great sense of community in Mount Vernon, a city home to two universities, with a third right outside. Mount Vernon is a great place to raise a family. It should be understood that many benefits of a larger city do not apply to Mount Vernon. It is a largely white town, with low amounts of diversity. There is also no notable night life, if that is something you are interested in. Overall, Mount Vernon fulfills and exceeds what you would want in a small American town.