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Mount Vernon, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 33,088 as of July 1, 2016. Mount Vernon ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 48.4171 and longitude -122.3118 in Skagit County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.22 sq. miles and a water area of 0.32 sq. miles. Skagit County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 98 feet.

The City of Mount Vernon (GNIS ID: 2411183) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mount Vernon is located within Mount Vernon Division of Skagit County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mount Vernon, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 33,088
Population in Households 32,452
Population in Familes 25,832
Population in Group Qrtrs 636
Population Density1 2,708
Diversity Index2 73


Total Households 11,751
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 7,730
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,650 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,882 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,869 (38.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 899 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $250,705
Average Home Value $290,774


Median Household Income $51,068
Average Household Income $66,382
Per Capita Income $24,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.76%
Households 0.57% 0.71%
Families 0.61% 0.69%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Vernon, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 36 94th
Population Density1 # 109 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 52 92nd
Median Household Income # 362 42nd
Per Capita Income # 419 33rd

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