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Mount Vernon

Mt. Vernon

  •   State: 
    New York
    Westchester County
    Mount Vernon
      County FIPS: 
    40°54′51″N 73°49′50″W
      Area total: 
    4.41 sq mi (11.42 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.39 sq mi (11.38 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.04 km²)
    108 ft (33 m)
    1853; Incorporated (as a village) 1853 Re; Incorporated (as a city) 1892
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    16,824.45 residents per square mile of area (6,495.76/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Mount Vernon is a city in Westchester County, New York, United States. It is an inner suburb of New York City, immediately to the north of the borough of the Bronx. As of the 2020 census, Mount Vernon had a population of 73,893, making it the eighth most populous city in the state (2010) Mount Vernon takes its name from George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation in Virginia, much like neighboring Wakefield (in the Bronx) was named for the Virginia plantation where Washington was born (now part of George Washington Birthplace National Monument) In 1894, the voters of Mount Vernon participated in a referendum on whether they wanted to consolidate into a new "City of Greater New York" The results were so negative in Mount Vernon and the adjacent city of Yonkers that those two areas were not included in the consolidated city and remained independent to this day. The Mount Vernon Public Library, a gift to the city from Andrew Carnegie, opened in 1904 and is now part of the Westchester Library System. Clinton I. Young, Jr. became the city's mayor on January 1, 2008. In 2012, Ernest D. Davis became the 21st mayor. In 2013, Davis was investigated for failure to report rental income. In 2015, Richard Thomas ran against Davis and defeated him in an upset victory during the September primary. In the subsequent 2019 election, Shawyn Patterson-Howard unseated the incumbent Mayor Thomas (as well as fellow candidates Clyde Isley and Councilman André Wallace, and others not on the final ballot including former Mayor Ernie Davis) in a hotly contested June primary.


Mount Vernon is the primary city name, but also Fleetwood are acceptable city names or spellings, Mt Vernon on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. Mount Vernon takes its name from George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation in Virginia. During the 1960s, Mount Vernon was a divided city on the brink of a "northern style" segregation. Between 2000 and 2006, the city of Mount Vernon's economy grew 20.5%, making it one of the fastest-growing cities in the New York metropolitan area. In January 2019, Moody withdrew its credit rating for Mount Vernon due to the City's failure to provide audited financial statements. On July 9, 2019, mayor Richard Thomas pled guilty to stealing campaign funds and lying to the State Board of Elections. In the subsequent 2019 election, Shawyn Patterson-Howard unseated the incumbent Mayor Thomas (as well as fellow candidates Clyde Isley and Councilman André e.

Notable sites

St. Paul's Church is a Mount Vernon attraction designated as a National Historic Site. Mount Vernon sites included on the National Register of Historic Places include: First United Methodist Church, John Stevens House, Trinity Episcopal Church Complex, United States Post Office on First Street. Former Con Edison Westchester County HQ, which is nowWestchester County Social Services (Mount Vernon) is also included in the list of historic sites in Mount Vernon. The Mount Vernon area is home to the New York State Museum, which opened in 1881. The museum is located in the historic district of Mount Vernon, New York, and is open to the public. It is also home to a number of other historic sites, including the Mount Vernon Public Library and Mount Vernon State Park, which was built in 1883 and 1885. The National Park Service operates a park in the area, which includes Mount Vernon and nearby Mount Vernon Village. It was established in 1887 and is now a National Park System park. The park is also known as the "Gateway to Mount Vernon" and is located on the East River, which runs through the center of the town. The town is also the site of the Mount Mount Vernon Historic District, which dates back to the 18th century and includes several historic buildings, including St. Paul’s Church and the U.S. Post Office. In the early 1900s, Mount Vernon was known as one of the wealthiest towns in the United States, with a population of more than 100,000 people.


Mount Vernon is at 40°5451N 73°4950W (40.914060, -73.830507). It is the third-largest and the most densely populated city in Westchester County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km²) Mount Vernon is typically divided into four major sections in four square miles: Downtown, Mount Vernon Heights, North Side, and South Side. Mount Vernon's elevation at City Hall is about 235 feet (72 m), reflecting its location between the Bronx River to the west and the Hutchinson river to the east. On a clear day, the Throgs Neck Bridge can be seen from 10 miles (20 km) away from many parts of the city, while at night, the bridge's lights can also be seen.Mount Vernon's South Side, which abuts The Bronx, resembles New York City and includes the neighborhoods Parkside, South Side and Vernon Park. In Fleetwood, many large co-op buildings line the center of town, which is bisected by Gramatan Avenue. Most of the commercial development in this corridor has occurred since the 1980s. The area is still undergoing revitalization to encourage economic development within this 400-acre (1.6km²) of land along and around the boulevard. The city's highest elevation is on New York Route 22, North Columbus Avenue, at the Bronxville line. It is home to the city's commercial corridor, along Sandford Boulevard (6th Street)also known as "Sandford Square".


As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 67,292 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 59.58% African American, 28.63% White, 10.48% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 4.85% from other races, 2.12% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, and 0.32% Native American. As of the 2000 census, 68,381 people, 27,048 households, and 18,432 families resided in theCity. The city's population was spread out, with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.3%, 31.1% from 18 to 24, and 12.9% who were 65 or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.27. The median income for a household in the City was $47,128, and the median income. for a family was $55,573. Males had a median income of $41,493 versus $37,871 for females. The per capita income for the city is $24,827. 13.9%. of the population and 11.8% of families were below the poverty line. 12.7% of thePopulation was 65 or Older. The population was 61.3%. Black, 18.5%. White, 1.8%. Asian, 0.1%. Pacific Islanders, and 2.5% from two or more races.


Mount Vernon's three major employers are the Mount Vernon city school district with (1,021 employees), Michael Anthony Jewelers (712 employees), and Mount Vernon Hospital (700 employees) Mount Vernon has a large commercial sector, with industries such as electronics, engineering, high tech, historical metal restoration, and manufacturing mainly in the Southside section of the city. Mount Vernon also has an established Empire Zone for commercial and industrial use, in the southern portion of the City. The city is home to Mount Vernon High School, which was founded in 1872. The school district has a history of being one of the most successful in the United States. It has been the site of several high-profile incidents, including the shooting of Timothy McVeigh and the shooting death of 9/11 victim Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. It is also the home of Mount Vernon University, which opened in 1881. The university has a reputation for being a top-ranked institution in the state. It also has a long history of academic achievement, particularly in the field of math and science. It was founded by the University of New Hampshire in 1876. The University of Virginia opened in 1861, and has been there ever since. The town has been home to the U.S. Army Signal Corps, which has been based in Mount Vernon since 1875. The Mount Vernon City School District was established in 1882. The district has been in operation since 1881, and now has a population of 1,021. The hospital was founded on the same site in 1883.

Parks and recreation

Willson's Woods Park is a 23-acre (93,000 m2) county-owned park. It offers a wave pool, water slides, and a spray deck and water playground, against the backdrop of an English Tudor style bathhouse. The park also has areas for picnicking and fishing. The city limits contain a number of city parks large and small, and Willson'sWoods is one of the oldest parks in the county system. It is located in the city's downtown area, near the intersection of Main and Main Streets. It was built in the 19th century, and was originally built as a public park. In the early 20th century it was converted into a private park, which is still open to the public today. It also has a water playground and spray deck, as well as a water slide and a play area for children. The water slide has been added to the park in the last few years, and the spray deck was added in the early 2000s. It has been a popular destination for families with young children to play in the water. It's also a popular place for families to picnic, with areas for fishing, swimming and picnicing. There is also a baseball field, with a baseball diamond, and an open space for children to run around in. There are several other parks within the city limits, including one in the center of the city, in the downtown area. The town has a large number of public parks, including a park that was once the site of the town's first park.


The City of Mount Vernon is governed by a five-member city council, a mayor, and a comptroller. As per the city charter, to balance power, the mayor runs every four years with two council members, and the comptroller runs two years after the mayor with three council members. The city council president also serves as mayor, in the absence of the mayor. All monetary decisions, including the annual budget and many legal ramifications, must pass vote of the Board of Estimate, which meets every Tuesday after the city council's Wednesday legislative session. The mayor and two council seats were up for re-election in 2019; in 2021 the remaining offices will be up for election. The City ofMountVernon is located in the U.S. state of New York. It is located near the New York-Pennsylvania border and is located on the New Jersey Turnpike. It has a population of around 3,000. The town is located at the junction of two major highways, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulge, which took place on September 11, 1881. The Battle was the first battle of the Civil War, which was fought between the American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War. The battle was won by the Americans in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The current mayor is the son of a former mayor, who died in office in the early 20th century. He is the grandson of the former mayor and the great-grandfather of the current mayor.

Court system

The Mount Vernon city court is part of the New York State Unified Court System. It has three elected full-time judges who serve for ten years and one part-time associate judge who is appointed by the mayor for eight years. The court is housed in the public safety complex, which is adjacent to City Hall. The judges of the court are William Edwards, Adrian Armstrong, and Nichelle Johnson. Adam Seiden serves as an associate judge of the Court. The Court handles a wide variety of cases, including initial processing of all felony criminal cases and handling of all misdemeanor cases from inception through trial. It also handles civil proceedings with a limited monetary jurisdiction of up to $15,000; all landlord tenant cases originating in the city; small claims cases; and all vehicle and traffic law matters. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch, or see for details. In the U.S. call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 or visit For information on suicide prevention in the UK, call the suicide prevention helpline on 0800-788-9090. For support in the Middle East and Africa, call the Samaritans on 08457 909090 or  visit http://www. for information on the Middle Eastern and African-Caribbean region.


Mount Vernon City School District consist of 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools. Westchester Community College has an extension site education facility, downtown. In 2011, The Journal News featured an article titled "Region's Aging Schools Crumble as Finances Falter", by Cathey O'Donnell and Gary Stern. The article discussed several old school buildings within the region that were in disrepair, how much it would cost to fix them, and which if any might need to be demolished. In Mount Vernon, meanwhile, where a high school wall collapsed last year, inspectors flagged buildings for insufficient smoke detectors, poor air quality, evidence of rodents and vermin, halls without emergency lighting and junction boxes with exposed live wires. The Mount Vernon school district was included in the article, which stated: "In Mount Vernon... there are many old schools that are in need of repair and maintenance.... There are also some that have fallen into disrepair over the years, and some of them have been closed or closed for good." The article concluded: "Mount Vernon... has a long way to go before it can be considered a top school district in the United States" The article was published in the Journal News on November 14, 2011. The story was based on an earlier version of this article that incorrectly stated that the Mount Vernon School District was based in Westchester County. In fact, the district is based in Chappaqua, New York, and it is part of the New York State Department of Education.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York = 35.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 36. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Mount Vernon = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 73,893 individuals with a median age of 38.6 age the population dropped by -1.27% in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 16,824.45 residents per square mile of area (6,495.76/km²). There are average 2.66 people per household in the 25,077 households with an average household income of $48,543 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.60% of the available work force and has dropped -2.79% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.82%. The number of physicians in Mount Vernon per 100,000 population = 518.


The annual rainfall in Mount Vernon = 46.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 33.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 106. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 200. 86 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York which are owned by the occupant = 34.93%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 63 years with median home cost = $335,610 and home appreciation of -20.24%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $20.95 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $10,971 per student. There are 15.1 students for each teacher in the school, 671 students for each Librarian and 504 students for each Counselor. 6.96% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.46% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.83% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Mount Vernon's population in Westchester County, New York of 21,228 residents in 1900 has increased 3,48-fold to 73,893 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 54.10% female residents and 45.90% male residents live in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York.

    As of 2020 in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York are married and the remaining 53.09% are single population.

  • 36.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Mount Vernon require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    51.42% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.58% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 27.43% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.07% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York, 34.93% are owner-occupied homes, another 59.26% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.81% are vacant.

  • The 67.81% of the population in Mount Vernon, Westchester County, New York who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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