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Mount Vernon, Washington

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Welcome to Mount Vernon ...

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

A typical abbreviation for Mount Vernon: Mt. Vernon

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Mount Vernon has a population of 35,051 people<1> (see below for details).

Mount Vernon was established in 1870.

The community of Mount Vernon is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Mount Vernon: (360)

The ZIP code for Mount Vernon: 98273<3>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Mount Vernon had an population of 35,051 people. This is an increase of 10.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.62% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Mount Vernon ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017
Anacortes   [Map]   16,953   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Arlington   [Map]   19,212   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Big Lake   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Clear Lake   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Hamilton   [Map]   309   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
La Conner   [Map]   939   W   7 miles [11.3 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, South Dakota, Tennessee (8), Texas (4), Virginia, 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 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 12 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Mount Vernon:

Websites for Mount Vernon ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Mount Vernon:

The official website for Skagit County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<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>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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 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: 48.4211, Longitude: -122.3350     [Map].

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