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Encyclopedia > Mount Vernon, Washington
City of Mount Vernon
Location of Mount Vernon in Washington State
Location of Mount Vernon in Washington State
Coordinates: 48°25′12″N 122°19′34″W / 48.42, -122.32611
Country United States of America
State Washington
County Skagit
Incorporated July 5, 1889
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor Bud Norris
 - City Attorney Kevin Rogerson
Area GR1
 - City  11.4 sq mi (29.4 km²)
 - Land  11.1 sq mi (28.8 km²)
 - Water  0.3 sq mi (0.7 km²)
Elevation  180 ft (54.9 m)
Population (2000)GR2
 - City 26,232
 - Density 2,360.6/sq mi (911.6/km²)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 98273, 98274
Website: www.ci.mount-vernon.wa.us
The Skagit River, which flows through Mount Vernon, is prone to flooding during periods of heavy rain in the Cascades. In October 2003 the townspeople of Mount Vernon turned out to build a sandbag dike along the river in anticipation of a flood.
The Skagit River, which flows through Mount Vernon, is prone to flooding during periods of heavy rain in the Cascades. In October 2003 the townspeople of Mount Vernon turned out to build a sandbag dike along the river in anticipation of a flood.

Mount Vernon is a city in Skagit County, Washington, USA. The population was 26,232 at the 2000 census. It is one of two principal cities of and included in the Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the county seat of Skagit County. Mount Vernon is known for its annual Tulip Festival. The climate of Skagit County is similar to that of Holland. While many tulips are grown in the Skagit Valley none are shipped to Holland which has strict import-export laws. In 1998 Mount Vernon was rated the #1 "Best Small City in America" by the New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities.[1][2] Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias WA county maps by Bumm13. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... 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History

Jasper Gates and Joseph Dwelley first settled on the banks of the Skagit River, where the City of Mount Vernon now lies, in 1870. Later on, Harrison Clothier came to the community to teach school and got into business with a former student, E.G. English. They were later recognized as the city's founders. Mount Vernon was officially incorporated on July 5, 1893. The Skagit River (pronounced ) is a river in southwestern British Columbia in Canada and northwestern Washington in the United States, approximately 150 mi (240 km) long. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


The city was named after Mount Vernon, the plantation estate of George Washington.[3] This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ...


Notable locals

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Notable buildings

Lincoln Theater
Lincoln Theater

The Lincoln Theater on First Street in downtown Mount Vernon was built in 1926. Originally a vaudeville and silent movie theater, the Lincoln now hosts school performances and local concerts and showcases classic as well as modern movies year-round. The theater is also one of 98 theaters in the United States which still possesses its original Wurlitzer theatre organ, which is still played prior to every show[4]. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 878 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2592 × 1944 pixel, file size: 878 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... There are several Lincoln Theatres: Lincoln Theatre (California), located in Yountville Lincoln Theatre (Ohio), located in Columbus Lincoln Theatre (Washington, D.C.) Category: ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, usually referred to simply as Wurlitzer, is an American company, formerly a producer of stringed instruments, woodwind, brass instruments, theatre organs, band organs, orchestrions, electric pianos and jukeboxes. ... Console of the 3/13 Barton Theater Pipe Organ at Ann Arbors Michigan Theater A theatre organ is a pipe organ originally designed specifically for imitation of an orchestra, but in latter years new designs have tended to be around some of the sounds and blends unique to the...

Flood Control and Waterfront Redevelopment

Since the city was founded, the downtown area of Mount Vernon bordering the Skagit River has been plagued by flooding, especially during times of heavy rain. Each time the water rises above a certain level, citizens must join to build a sandbag wall that stretches six city blocks and can be as high as five feet tall. In the spring of 2007, the city council authorized the mayor to purchase a mobile flood wall from Norway-based company AquaFence, the first such flood wall sold in the United States.[5] The flood wall is four feet high and can be assembled in as little as three hours by a handful of volunteers as opposed to the up to 12 hours and hundreds of volunteers required by the traditional sandbag wall. The flood wall is meant to be a temporary solution as the city explores ways to build a permanent flood wall to remove the downtown area from FEMA's 100-year flood plain maps. The Skagit River (pronounced ) is a river in southwestern British Columbia in Canada and northwestern Washington in the United States, approximately 150 mi (240 km) long. ... Building a sandbag dike along the Skagit River in anticipation of a flood, October 2003. ... A floodwall gate at Harlan, Kentucky temporarily opening for train passage. ... New FEMA seal The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is an agency of the United States government dedicated to swift response in the event of disasters, both natural and man-made. ...


After adequate flood control is in place, the Citizen’s Advisory Committee will begin to implement plans to enhance the city's use of the waterfront, which is currently used mostly for parking. Current plans call for a promenade with condos or mixed-use development facing the river.


Transportation

Skagit Transportation Center
Skagit Transportation Center

The new Skagit Station, built in 2004, delivers true multimodal transportation to a rapidly growing region.[6] Commuters and travelers can switch between modes of transportation in downtown Mount Vernon. The station offers stops for the Skagit Transit bus[7], Greyhound bus, Amtrak Cascades rail and local taxi. The new Everett Express bus route connects to the Sounder Train in Everett.[8] Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 2. ...

Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 26,232 people, 9,276 households, and 6,205 families residing in the city. The population density was 911.6/km² (2,360.6/mi²). There were 9,686 housing units at an average density of 336.6/km² (871.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 75.44% White, 0.73% African American, 1.02% Native American, 2.58% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 17.13% from other races, and 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.12% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 9,276 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.32. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 11.9% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 17.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $37,999, and the median income for a family was $44,772. Males had a median income of $33,724 versus $27,244 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,041. About 10.8% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Sister Cities

Mt. Vernon has the following Sister Cities, according to the Washington State Lt. Governor's list of Washington Sister Cities: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Gallery

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References

  1. ^ New Rating Guide to Life in America's Small Cities.
  2. ^ Mount Vernon Live.
  3. ^ Phillips, James W. (1971). Washington State Place Names. University of Washington Press. ISBN 0-295-95158-3. 
  4. ^ http://www.lincolntheatre.org/html/our_history.html
  5. ^ AquaFence Website.
  6. ^ Skagit Station offers hope for renewal.
  7. ^ SKAT routes.
  8. ^ SKAT Everett Express.

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