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Welcome to Mount Vernon ...

The city of Mount Vernon is located in Linn County<1>.

The location of Mount Vernon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Mount Vernon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Mount Vernonite<3>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Vernon: Mt. Vernon

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Vernon has a population of 4,501 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Mount Vernon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Mount Vernon: (319)

The ZIP code for Mount Vernon: 52314<6>

Websites for Mount Vernon ...

Official Website: www.cityofmtvernon.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Vernon had an population of 4,501 people. This is a decrease of 0.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Vernon had a population of 4,506 people. This makes Mount Vernon the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Mount Vernon represents 0.15% of the population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 86th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,506 people, the population of Mount Vernon increased 32.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,390 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Vernon.

Communities Also Named Mount Vernon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 85 communities that are also named Mount Vernon - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas (4), California (2), Colorado, Georgia (6), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Kansas (7), Kentucky (3), Maine, Maryland (3), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (3), North Carolina (3), Ohio (4), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (8), Texas (4), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Mount Vernon.

Communities near Mount Vernon ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Mount Vernon.

  • Cedar Rapids [Linn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rapids
    • Cedar Rapids [Linn County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the west of Mount Vernon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 134,027 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rapids
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Rapids<8>
  • Iowa City [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iowa City
    • Iowa City [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the south of Mount Vernon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,608 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iowa City<8>
  • Marion [Linn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion [Linn County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,780 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<8>
  • Coralville [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coralville
    • Coralville [Johnson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,484 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coralville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coralville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coralville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Liberty [Johnson County]
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      • North Liberty [Johnson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Liberty<8>
    • Hiawatha [Linn County]
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      • Hiawatha [Linn County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hiawatha have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hiawatha
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hiawatha<8>
    • Anamosa [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anamosa
      • Anamosa [Jones County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northeast of Mount Vernon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anamosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anamosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anamosa<8>
    • Tiffin [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiffin
      • Tiffin [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Mount Vernon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,629 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiffin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiffin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tiffin<8>
    • Robins [Linn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robins
      • Robins [Linn County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Mount Vernon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robins
    • Tipton [Cedar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tipton
      • Tipton [Cedar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Mount Vernon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tipton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tipton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tipton<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Vernon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Vernon.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Mount Vernon. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mount Vernon.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Vernon. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mount Vernon.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Vernon ...

Looking for more information about Mount Vernon? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Mount Vernon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Mount Vernon.

Adding Mount Vernon to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Vernon in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Vernon was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Mount Vernon on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mount Vernon on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Iowa

About Linn County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mount Vernon: www.cityofmtvernon.com/

The official website for Linn County: www.co.linn.ia.us/

The official website for State of Iowa: https://www.iowa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Iowa's counties, including Linn, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Mount Vernon refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Mount Vernon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Vernon.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Vernon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Mount Vernon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Vernon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mount Vernon) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Vernon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount VernonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Vernon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9230, Longitude: -91.4244       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Vernon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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