Mount Vernon, WA

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2022 Population
35,120
0.85% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35
3.24% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
17.7%
7.52% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$69,227
10.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$385,200
15.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,520
0.135% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Mount Vernon, WA had a population of 35.1k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $69,227. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Mount Vernon, WA grew from 34,824 to 35,120, a 0.85% increase and its median household income grew from $62,706 to $69,227, a 10.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Mount Vernon, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (56.4%), Other (Hispanic) (18%), White (Hispanic) (10.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.93%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.42%).

None of the households in Mount Vernon, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.2% of the residents in Mount Vernon, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Mount Vernon, WA are Skagit Valley College (974 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Mount Vernon, WA was $385,200, and the homeownership rate was 63.7%.

Most people in Mount Vernon, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Mount Vernon, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Mount Vernon, WA is home to a population of 35.1k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.1% of Mount Vernon, WA residents were born outside of the country (5.66k people).

In 2022, there were 3.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.8k people) in Mount Vernon, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.33k Other (Hispanic) and 3.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.2%
2022 Citizenship
90.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.2% of Mount Vernon, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Mount Vernon, WA was 90.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Mount Vernon, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.8k ± 949
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    6.33k ± 1.37k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.6k ± 849
35.1%
Hispanic Population
12.3k people

In 2022, there were 3.13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.8k people) in Mount Vernon, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.33k Other (Hispanic) and 3.6k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

35.1% of the people in Mount Vernon, WA are hispanic (12.3k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

16.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.66k people
16%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.58k people

As of 2022, 16.1% of Mount Vernon, WA residents (5.66k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Mount Vernon, WA was 16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    738 ± 166
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    247 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    158 ± 93

Mount Vernon, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.99 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Mount Vernon, WA employs 15.5k people. The largest industries in Mount Vernon, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,177 people), Retail Trade (2,090 people), and Construction (1,627 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($73,558), Public Administration ($71,932), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,844).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.5k
2022 Value
± 1,003
0.135%
1 Year growth
± 9.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mount Vernon, WA grew at a rate of 0.135%, from 15.5k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Mount Vernon, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,607 people), Management Occupations (1,342 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,309 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Mount Vernon, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.5k
2022 Value
± 1,003
0.135%
1 Year growth
± 9.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Mount Vernon, WA grew at a rate of 0.135%, from 15.5k employees to 15.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Mount Vernon, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,177 people), Retail Trade (2,090 people), and Construction (1,627 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Mount Vernon, WA, though some of these residents may live in Mount Vernon, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,543
Median earning men ± $4,127
$36,377
Median earning women ± $3,519

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($91,744), Wholesale Trade ($84,070), and Public Administration ($77,278).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($62,266), Public Administration ($57,813), and Information ($56,875).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Mount Vernon, WA awarded 974 degrees. The student population of Mount Vernon, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,757 male students and 2,103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Mount Vernon, WA are White (580 and 60.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (214 and 22.2%), Two or More Races (68 and 7.05%), and Asian (50 and 5.18%).

The largest universities in Mount Vernon, WA by number of degrees awarded are Skagit Valley College (974 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Mount Vernon, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (324 and 33.3%), Early Childhood Education & Teaching (91 and 9.34%), and Registered Nursing (73 and 7.49%).

The median tuition cost in Mount Vernon, WA for a public four year colleges is $3,917 for in-state students and $7,057 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,860 students enrolled in Mount Vernon, WA, 45.5% men and 54.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,942 records, of which 52.7% were women and 47.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 73 degrees awarded
  2. 30 degrees awarded
  3. 324 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Mount Vernon, WA was Registered Nursing with 73 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Mount Vernon, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
974 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Skagit Valley College with 974 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 377 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Mount Vernon, WA, which is 0.631 times less than the 597 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 580 degrees mean that there were 2.71 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 214 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($3,917) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($831) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($960) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Mount Vernon, WA was $385,200 in 2022, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $334,700 to $385,200, a 15.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Mount Vernon, WA is 63.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Mount Vernon, WA have an average commute time of 23.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Mount Vernon, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Mount Vernon, WA is $69,227. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Mount Vernon, WA was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $111,481, followed by Census Tract 9526 and Census Tract 9524.01, with respective values of $97,150 and $86,375.

Property

$385,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,858
$8,245
Median Property Taxes
±$623

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Mount Vernon, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Mount Vernon, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.7%
Homeownership
2022
68.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.7% of the housing units in Mount Vernon, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9527
  2. Census Tract 9526
  3. Census Tract 9524.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Mount Vernon, WA was Census Tract 9527 with a value of $111,481, followed by Census Tract 9526 and Census Tract 9524.01, with respective values of $97,150 and $86,375.

The following map shows all of the places in Mount Vernon, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$69,227
Median Household Income
± $5,111
12.9k
Number of Households
± 841

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.9k households in Mount Vernon, WA grew to $69,227 from the previous year's value of $62,706.

The following chart displays the households in Mount Vernon, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Mount Vernon, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.83%)

In 2022, 74.4% of workers in Mount Vernon, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.83%).

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Commute Time

23.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Mount Vernon, WA have a shorter commute time (23.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Mount Vernon, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Mount Vernon, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Mount Vernon, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

17.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Mount Vernon, WA (6.07k out of 34.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Mount Vernon, WA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.4% of the population of Mount Vernon, WA has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 24.2% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Skagit County, WA see 1219 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.75% increase from the previous year (1198 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1335 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 199 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,219 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Skagit County, WA

Primary care physicians in Skagit County, WA see an average of 1,219 patients per year. This represents a 1.75% increase from the previous year (1,198 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Skagit County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 23.3% between 18 and 34 years, 32.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.57%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
24.2%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
12.6%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Mount Vernon, WA grew by 1.22% from 9.45% to 9.57%.

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