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  5. Good for Families
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    B-
  7. Jobs
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Mount Vernon is a town in Iowa with a population of 4,461. Mount Vernon is in Linn County and is one of the best places to live in Iowa. Living in Mount Vernon offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Vernon there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Mount Vernon and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Mount Vernon are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$197,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$756
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Mount Vernon Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    68
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    68
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90
    500
  • Theft
    609
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    15%
  • 18-24 years
    29%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    24%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    9%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%

Working in Mount Vernon

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$80,543
National
$55,322
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Mount Vernon Reviews

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Great community for families and students. The town is very welcoming, and locals are very friendly.
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Lincoln Wine Bar is amazing. The people are super friendly. The stores are all fun and unique, especially Big Creek Emporium. The local grocery store, Gary's, will go out of their way to make sure that they carry everything you need. When I moved there when I was little, they didn't carry Ovaltine and I needed to drink it to go to sleep. They've been carrying it ever since.
I love living in Iowa! I have never really liked big cities, so being in a small town in the middle of nowhere is perfect!