Mount Vernon, South Dakota

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Mount Vernon is a city in Davison County, South Dakota, United States. It is part of the Mitchell, South Dakota Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 477 at the 2000 census.



Mount Vernon is located at 43°42′44″N 98°15′41″W / 43.71222°N 98.26139°W / 43.71222; -98.26139 (43.712155, -98.261264)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.

Mount Vernon has been assigned the ZIP code 57363 and the FIPS place code 44100.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 477 people, 177 households, and 127 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,489.3 people per square mile (575.5/km²). There were 189 housing units at an average density of 590.1/sq mi (228.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.11% White, 0.21% Native American, 1.68% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 177 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.3% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.23.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,806, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $30,250 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,864. About 2.3% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

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