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Mount Vernon, New York

Mount Vernon is a city located in Westchester County, New York. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 68,381.

Geography Mount Vernon is located at 40°54'51" North, 73°49'50" West (40.914060, -73.830507)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.3 km² (4.4 mi²). 11.3 km² (4.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.46% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 68,381 people, 25,729 households, and 16,672 families residing in the city. The population density is 6,055.5/km² (15,689.3/mi²). There are 27,048 housing units at an average density of 2,395.3/km² (6,205.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 28.63% White, 59.58% African American, 0.32% Native American, 2.12% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.85% from other races, and 4.44% from two or more races. 10.36% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 25,729 households out of which 31.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% are married couples living together, 23.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% are non-families. 30.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.27.

In the city the population is spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 31.1% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 76.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $41,128, and the median income for a family is $49,573. Males have a median income of $36,493 versus $32,871 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,827. 14.2% of the population and 11.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.3% are under the age of 18 and 13.7% are 65 or older.

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