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The City of Mount Vernon had a population of 35,993 as of July 1, 2022. 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 48.4212 and longitude -122.334 in Skagit County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Vernon 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 102 feet.

The City of Mount Vernon 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.


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Mount Vernon, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 35,993 (100%)
Population in Households 35,510 (98.7%)
Population in Families 28,185 (78.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 483 ( 1.3%)
Population Density 2,927
Diversity Index2 76
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,521
Average Household Income $88,441
% of Income for Mortgage4 28%
Per Capita Income $32,271
Wealth Index5 77
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 13,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,670 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,473 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 587 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $354,475
Average Home Value $364,934
Housing Affordability Index3 87
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,142
Average Household Size 2.70
Family Households 8,597
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.97% 0.45%
Households 0.84% 0.42%
Families   0.43%
Median Household Income   3.69%
Per Capita Income   3.35%
Owner Occupied HU   0.87%

Mount Vernon, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 639 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 95th
Population Density # 106 84th
Median Household Income # 387 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 215 34th
Per Capita Income # 457 29th
Diversity Index # 52 92nd

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