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Welcome to Mount Vernon ...

The city of Mount Vernon is located in Linn County.

The location of Mount Vernon has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Mount Vernon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Mount Vernonite<2>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Vernon: Mt. Vernon

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Mount Vernon has a population of 4,454 people<3> (see below for details).

Mount Vernon is 860 feet [262 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Mount Vernon lies within the (319) area code.

The ZIP code for Mount Vernon: 52314<5>

Population Details ...

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 total 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 (which had a count of 3,390 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Mount Vernon had an population of 4,454 people. This is a decrease of 1.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 31.39% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Mount Vernon ...

Official Website: www.cityofmtvernon.com/

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Vernon. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mount Vernon. Our list includes 11 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Mount Vernon ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cedar Rapids   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the West (W) of Mount Vernon

Iowa City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South (S) of Mount Vernon

Located in Johnson County

Marion   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mount Vernon

Coralville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mount Vernon

Located in Johnson County

North Liberty   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mount Vernon

Located in Johnson County

Hiawatha   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mount Vernon

Anamosa   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Mount Vernon

Located in Jones County

Tiffin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Mount Vernon

Located in Johnson County

Robins   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Mount Vernon

Tipton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Mount Vernon

Located in Cedar County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Mount Vernon.

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>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.

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<2>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.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Vernon.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Vernon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mount Vernon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount Vernon

Our 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     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Vernon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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