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Located in: Linn County (see below)

Typical Abbreviation: Mt. Vernon

Time Zone: Mount Vernon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT)

Telephone Area Code: (319)

ZIP Code: 52314<1>

Elevation: 860 feet [262.13 m] above sea level<2>

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Mount Vernon)


2018:<3>     4,454   (1.15% decrease since 2010)  
2010:     4,506   (32.92% increase since 2000)
2000:     3,390

Total Area:<4>   3.5 sq. miles [9.1 km²]

Housing Units:<5>   1,397

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GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude)<6>

For the purpose of mapping and calculating distances, we have chosen a reference point within Mount Vernon. The point that we are using 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).

DMS - Degrees, Minutes, Seconds

Lat:   41° 55' 22"
Lon:   -91° 25' 27"

Name of USGS Topo Map:<7>   Mount Vernon

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Mount Vernon

GNIS ID:   2395130
FIPS State / Place Code:   19 / 54840

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Mount Vernon)

About Linn County

The city of Cedar Rapids is the County Seat for Linn County.

From the 2010 US Census     (For more detail, see our Census Page for Linn)


2018:     225,909   (6.95% increase since 2010)  
2010:     211,226   (10.19% increase since 2000)
2000:     191,701

Total Area:   724 sq. miles [1,876.5 km²]   - of which 1.05% is water (7.63 sq. miles [19.7 km²])

Housing Units:   92,251

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Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for Linn

GNIS ID:   465245
FIPS State / County Code:   19 / 113

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Mount Vernon)

About Iowa

From the US Census


2018:     3,156,145   (3.6% increase since 2010)  
2010:     3,046,355   (4.1% increase since 2000)
2000:     2,926,324

Websites for State of Iowa

Official Website:

Federal GNIS/FIPS Codes for State of Iowa

GNIS ID:   1779785
FIPS State:   19

(For more about Federal Codes, see our Misc Page for Mount Vernon)

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>Every year, the US Census Bureau creates a population estimate for the preceeding year. Keep in mind that this value is an estimate and not an actual count. The most recent Census estimate is for the year 2018.

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<4>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Mount Vernon. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements. For example, if there is a cluster of people living just outside of the community's official boundary, the Census-defined area might be expanded to include that group.

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<5>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<6>The longitude & latitude values may not be the geographic center of Mount Vernon, rather it may be a prominent intersection or the center of population, etc. It will vary depending on the source.

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<7>The USGS 7.5 Minute topographic map which includes Mount Vernon.

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