Mount Vernon, MD Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mount Vernon, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Mount Vernon Census Designated Place had a population of 732 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Vernon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 38.2396 and longitude -75.7853 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Mount Vernon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.03 sq. miles and a water area of 2.62 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The Mount Vernon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389518) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Mount Vernon Census Designated Place is located within District 5, Mount Vernon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset 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, 2017.

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Mount Vernon, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 732
Daytime Population: Workers 88
Daytime Population: Residents 329
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 417
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 732
Population in Familes 609
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 56
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $45,359
Average Household Income $68,633
Per Capita Income $29,424


Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (11.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $153,409
Average Home Value $230,317


Total Households 314
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 222
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.85% -0.72%
Households -0.72% -0.65%
Families -0.66% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   3.36%

Mount Vernon, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 337 35th
Population Density # 509 2nd
Diversity Index # 272 48th
Median Household Income # 459 12th
Per Capita Income # 329 37th

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