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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Mount Vernon is a town in Washington with a population of 34,504. Mount Vernon is in Skagit County. Living in Mount Vernon offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Mount Vernon there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Mount Vernon and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$243,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$988
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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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
    154.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    45
    40.7
  • Robbery
    73.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    655.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,711.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    312.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Mount Vernon

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,368
National
$55,322
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Mount Vernon is a small town in Washington state. Though it is not well-known and big, Mount Vernon has its beauties. If you ever go walking downtown Mount Vernon, you get a very happy feeling and a glimpse of the past. It might be the most exciting place to be, this town is the most comforting and welcoming. Mount Vernon is a very diverse town, Mount Vernon Highschool has more than half of the students being people of color. Along with people of color, there are a lot of different languages, especially indigenous languages. In this small town, we provide so much fruits for the world such as blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and raspberries that are picked by our wonderful field workers. Mount Vernon is known by the "tulip town" because of the tulip festival we hold every year. This is a very welcoming town and anybody is welcomed.
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This corner of Washington is very sweet, with a small-town feel, beautiful scenery, and local berry farms, produce, and wineries to explore! There are some beautiful state parks in the area that make wonderful day trips with plenty of hiking. It's very dog friendly with environmentally conscious people. Seattle is about an hour away so you're able to take advantage of the international airport and other big-city perks. The Tulip festival held annually in April draws tons of tourists and is a sight to see! The area has more conservative people than other parts of Washington and there are issues with homelessness and drug use, but that is increasing globally. There are always pros and cons with everything, but I've enjoyed my time living here so far!
I have lived and been familiar with Skagit valley for over half of my life. I have grown to love and know so much about the Valley. one of my favorite spots to visit is Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon is the heart of the county due to the beautiful tulips, amazing history and the beautiful downtown area. There is so much to do around and there is so much to absorb and appreciate. I would recommend visiting and even living in the area to anyone.

The community here is very diverse and welcoming to all. You will find fellow peers protesting for equality, you will see we are a Pride filled community and proud. we are a tight community with lots of opportunity to improve yourself, succeed, raise a family, and much more.

I will continue to love and appreciate this area and I hope you could enjoy it too.