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Mount Vernon is a city in Skagit County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Mount Vernon is 48.421N. The longitude is -122.332W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,935.


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Median household income
Local
$37,999
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Vernon demographic reports
Mount Vernon is on the Skagiit River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 75. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Whidbey's Coffee, Starbucks, Northwest Cruisin Coffee
Local festivals include:
  • Skagit Valley Tulip Festival - April 1-30, 2007
  • Horse Around Days - July 21-22, 2007
  • Skagit County Fair - Aug. 8-11, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mount Vernon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Skagit Symphony
Historic sites and museums: Children's Museum of Skagit County
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Skagit County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98274 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Mount Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Vernon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Vernon was $17,041, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Mount Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mount Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $587.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,156.


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Libraries in Mount Vernon include Mount Vernon City Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Mount Vernon include Skagit Valley Herald

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KMWS.

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Skagit County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Vernon political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Mount Vernon workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Mount Vernon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Mount Vernon include Best Western, Best Western College Way Inn, Mount Vernon Days Inn.

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