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The city of Mount Vernon is located in Skagit County<1> and is the County Seat for Skagit County.

Mount Vernon was established in 1870.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Vernon: Mt. Vernon

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Vernon has a population of 35,996 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Mount Vernon is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Mount Vernon lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Mount Vernon is located in the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Mount Vernon: 98273<4>

Websites for Mount Vernon ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Vernon had an population of 35,996 people. This is an increase of 13.4% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Vernon had a population of 31,743 people (which is 27.15% of the total population of Skagit County). This makes Mount Vernon the county's most populous community.

The population of Mount Vernon represents 0.47% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 33rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 31,743 people, the population of Mount Vernon increased 21.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 26,232 people).

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

Communities Also Named Mount Vernon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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, South Dakota, Tennessee (8), Texas (4), Virginia, 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.

  • Oak Harbor
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Arlington
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Anacortes
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Sedro - Woolley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Stanwood
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • La Conner
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Lyman
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Hamilton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Big Lake
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Lake
    • Big Lake is located in Skagit County
  • Clear Lake
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Lake
    • Clear Lake is located in Skagit County

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 12 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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mount Vernon was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Mount Vernon post office opened in 1877.

We also found Mount Vernon in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mount Vernon.

The official website for Mount Vernon:

The official website for Skagit County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Skagit, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Mount Vernon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Vernon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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