About This Place
Mount Vernon is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,017 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lawrence County. It is regionally known for its annual Apple butter Makin' Days festival in October. The high school's athletic teams are known as the Mountaineers.
Mount Vernon is located at 37°06′00″N 93°49′05″W / 37.100017°N 93.818150°W / 37.100017; -93.818150. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km2), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,017 people, 1,606 households, and 1,005 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,173.4 people per square mile (453.5/km2). There were 1,730 housing units at an average density of 505.3 per square mile (195.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.61% White, 0.67% African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.55% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.22% of the population.