Mount Vernon, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Mount Vernon, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Mount Vernon Census Designated Place had a population of 12,464 as of July 1, 2018. 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 Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Vernon is located at latitude 38.7134 and longitude -77.1052 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Mount Vernon Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.83 sq. miles. Fairfax County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Mount Vernon Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389519) 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.

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, 2018.

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Mount Vernon, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 12,464
Population in Households 12,464
Population in Familes 10,856
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,385
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $142,743
Average Household Income $186,411
Per Capita Income $67,661


Total Housing Units 4,781 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,469 (72.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,055 (22.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 257 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $627,553
Average Home Value $685,651


Total Households 4,524
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 3,450
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 0.05% 0.04%
Households -0.1% -0.04%
Families -0.12% -0.03%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Mount Vernon, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Vernon to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 105 82nd
Population Density # 118 80th
Diversity Index # 117 80th
Median Household Income # 27 96th
Per Capita Income # 18 97th

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