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Living In Mount Vernon, IL

Mount Vernon is a small city in Illinois with a population of slightly less than 15,000. It's a comfortable place to settle down, as retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than they do nationally (14%). Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 40% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $632/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Illinois. Over the course of a year, renters in Mount Vernon will save around $5,000 compared to the state average.

Compared to the national average (5%), Mount Vernon has a large number of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (8%). Furthermore, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Mount Vernon residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose. The four most common are healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 27% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Mount Vernon workers earn an average annual income of just over $50K, around $27,000 less than the average Illinois resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).

Averaging about 17 minutes, the commute time for Mount Vernon residents is quicker than the Illinois average of about 32 minutes. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car, while public transportation isn't used widely. Taxis are the second-most preferred way to get to work, opted for by 2% of residents. Not many workers commute on foot.

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