Mount Vernon, Illinois

Mount Vernon: City located near the center of Jefferson County, Illinois, United States


Mount Vernon is a city located in the county of Jefferson in the U.S. state of Illinois. Its population at the 2010 census was 15,277 and a population density of 401 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 14,511 inhabitants.

The city was created 207 years ago in 1816.

Mount Vernon locator map
Location of Mount Vernon on Illinois map.

Quick Facts about Mount Vernon

Population : 14,511 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Illinois (United States)
County : Jefferson County
Postal code : 62864
Phone Area Codes : 618
Area : 38.13 km2
Altitude : 1,680 feet / 512 meters
Capital city : Mount Vernon is capital of Jefferson County
Establishment : January 01, 1817 (207 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:26:06 (22nd June 2024)
Density : 381 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -5.28% (2010-2020)
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Mount Vernon Center
Mount Vernon Center image


Mount Vernon is located at 38°19'2"N 88°54'11"W (38.3172700, -88.9031200).

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According to census records, the population of Mount Vernon decreased by 5.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 15,277 - census
2011 15,138 -0.92% estimation process
2012 15,090 -0.32% estimation process
2013 15,078 -0.08% estimation process
2014 14,980 -0.65% estimation process
2015 14,917 -0.42% estimation process
2016 14,914 -0.02% estimation process
2017 14,828 -0.58% estimation process
2018 14,708 -0.82% estimation process
2019 14,663 -0.31% estimation process
2020 14,511 -1.05% estimation process

Mount Vernon zip code is 62864. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 17081

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People born in Mount Vernon (18)

People born in Mount Vernon, including actress and comedienne Crista Flanagan, neuroscientist Percival Bailey, basketball player-coach Walt Kirk, .


Schools in Mount Vernon

College & universities near Mount Vernon, IL

Code Name City ZIP
148256 Rend Lake College Ina (IL) 62846

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Mount Vernon, IL

Code Name Address Type
MVI Mt. Vernon, IL 102 Potomac Boulevard BUS
CEN Centralia station 108 East Broadway RAIL
DQN Du Quoin 20 North Chestnut St. RAIL
MAI Marion, IL 2100 West Main Street BUS
CDL Carbondale station 401 South Illinois St. RAIL

Post offices near Mount Vernon

Post Office Name City ZIP
Mount Vernon Carrier Annex Post Office Mount Vernon (IL) 62864

Other places with the same name (18)

Other cities in Jefferson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jefferson County , IL.

City Name Population Title
Shields 36,451 Township in Lake County, Illinois
Spring Garden 3,208 Township in Jefferson County, Illinois
Ina 2,279 Village in Jefferson County, United States
Woodlawn 670 Community in the city of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, United States
Bluford 660 Village in the United States
Stratton 432 Township in Edgar County, Illinois
Dix 428 City in Illinois, United States of America
Waltonville 422 Human settlement in Illinois, United States of America
Bonnie 380 Village in Illinois
Belle Rive 347 Village Jefferson County, Illinois, United States
Harmony 263 Unincorporated community in Illinois
Nason 228 City in Jefferson County, Illinois

Distance to Other Cities

Mount Vernon distances to largest Illinois cities