Mount Vernon is a town in Franklin County, Texas, United States. It is the Franklin County seat, and the population was 2,662 at the 2010 census.
Mount Vernon is located at 33°10′55″N 95°13′27″W / 33.18194°N 95.22417°W (33.181890, -95.224147).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.7 square miles (9.6 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,286 people, 903 households, and 582 families residing in the town. The population density was 618.7 people per square mile (239.2/km²). There were 1,045 housing units at an average density of 282.8 per square mile (109.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.21% White, 13.52% African American, 0.61% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 7.17% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.80% of the population.
There were 903 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the town the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $28,824, and the median income for a family was $36,150. Males had a median income of $30,132 versus $18,707 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,186. About 14.9% of families and 17.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.
The Town of Mount Vernon is served by the Mount Vernon Independent School District and home to the Mount Vernon High School Tigers.
The late Don Meredith, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Monday Night Football broadcaster, is a Mount Vernon native. Also hailing from Mt. Vernon is 13 year veteran AFL/NFL offensive lineman Bobby Maples. Maples played for the Houston Oilers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos.
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