Mount Vernon, Virginia

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Mount Vernon, Virginia
Mount Vernon post office
Mount Vernon post office
Location of Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°43′31″N 77°6′26″W / 38.72528°N 77.10722°W / 38.72528; -77.10722Coordinates: 38°43′31″N 77°6′26″W / 38.72528°N 77.10722°W / 38.72528; -77.10722
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyFairfax
Population (2010)
 • Total12,416
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code22121
Area code(s)703, 571
FIPS code51-54144[1]
 
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Mount Vernon, Virginia
Mount Vernon post office
Mount Vernon post office
Location of Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia
Location of Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia
Coordinates: 38°43′31″N 77°6′26″W / 38.72528°N 77.10722°W / 38.72528; -77.10722Coordinates: 38°43′31″N 77°6′26″W / 38.72528°N 77.10722°W / 38.72528; -77.10722
CountryUnited States
StateVirginia
CountyFairfax
Population (2010)
 • Total12,416
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code22121
Area code(s)703, 571
FIPS code51-54144[1]

Mount Vernon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. Nearby CDPs are Fort Belvoir (west), Groveton, Virginia and Hybla Valley, Virginia (north), and Fort Hunt, Virginia (east). The population was 12,416 at the 2010 census.

While "Mount Vernon"—drawn from the Mount Vernon plantation, the home of George Washington located south of Alexandria—is often used locally to refer to the entire unincorporated area between Old Town Alexandria and Fort Belvoir, Mount Vernon as defined by the Census Bureau encompasses only the part of it coextensive with Alexandria ZIP code 22309, bounded by the Potomac River to the south, Fort Belvoir to the west, Huntley Meadows Park to the north, and Little Hunting Creek to the east.

Geography[edit]

Mount Vernon is located at 38°43′31″N 77°06′26″W / 38.725214°N 77.107349°W / 38.725214; -77.107349 (38.725214, -77.107349)[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.4 square miles (21.8 km2), of which, 7.6 square miles (19.7 km2) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2) of it (9.51%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Residential area in Mount Vernon
Historical population
CensusPop.
198024,058
199027,48514.2%
200028,5824.0%
201012,416−56.6%
source:[3]

As of the Census GR2 of 2000, there were 28,582 people, 10,575 households, and 7,487 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,450.1/km2 (3,755.8/sq mi). There were 10,926 housing units at an average density of 1,435.7/sq mi (554.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 54.42% White, 27.65% African American, 0.33% Native American, 6.33% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 6.87% from other races, and 4.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.50% of the population.

There were 10,575 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.2% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $61,119, and the median income for a family was $67,892. Males had a median income of $42,049 versus $33,543 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $29,299. About 5.3% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "CENSUS OF POPULATION AND HOUSING (1790-2000)". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2010-07-17.