Mount Vernon is a city in Grant County, Oregon, United States. Take a look below for 10 awesome and fun facts about Mount Vernon, Oregon, United States.
1. Its post office was established in 1877 and named after a black stallion that belonged to settler David W. Jenkins.
2. The stallion’s stable, a small stone building, is still standing in a field on the north side of U.S. Highway 26 about 2.2 miles (3.5 km) east of the main intersection in town.
3. In 1915 the ranching community had a population of 60 and a hotel at a hot springs resort approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) north.
4. The population had grown to 451 by the 1950 census.
5. There are a few motels and restaurants in Mount Vernon.
6. The population was 527 at the 2010 census.
7. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), all land.
8. It is located along U.S. Route 26 on the John Day River about 8 miles (13 km) west of the city of John Day.
9. As of the census of 2010, there were 527 people, 259 households, and 151 families residing in the city. The population density was 775.0 inhabitants per square mile (299.2/km2). There were 281 housing units at an average density of 413.2 per square mile (159.5/km2)
10. The racial makeup of the city was 95.4% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.7% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.0% of the population.