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Mount Vernon, South Dakota

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Welcome to Mount Vernon ...

The city of Mount Vernon is located in Davison County.

When the people of Mount Vernon refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Mount Vernonite<1>

A typical abbreviation for Mount Vernon: Mt. Vernon

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Mount Vernon has a population of 437 people<2> (see below for details).

Mount Vernon is 1,400 feet [427 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Mount Vernon lies within the (605) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Vernon had a population of 462 people. This makes Mount Vernon the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Mount Vernon represents 0.06% of the total population of South Dakota (which has 814,180 people), making it the state's 164th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 462 people, the population of Mount Vernon decreased 3.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 477 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Mount Vernon had an population of 437 people. This is a decrease of 5.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.39% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Mount Vernon ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Mount Vernon and not the distance if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017
Ethan   [Map]   321   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Hillside   [Map]   ---   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Letcher   [Map]   182   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Loomis   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Mitchell   [Map]   15,603   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Plankinton   [Map]   720   W   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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), Iowa, 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, Tennessee (8), Texas (4), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Mount Vernon. We make it easy to see an overhead 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.

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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for South Dakota

About Davison County

About South Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mount Vernon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Mount Vernon. 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 (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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7122, Longitude: -98.2612     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mount Vernon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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