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Cost of Living

Below is a chart listing the cost of living in Mt. Vernon.  

TAXES

Sales Tax 7.350 per $1.00 Includes State 4.225; County 1.125; City 2.0
     
City Property Tax Zero
County Property Tax $4.2756 per $100 valuation
Ambulance $0.1459

Property is assessed at a percentage of the actual (real) value.

Residential  19%

Commercial 32%
    plus $0.50 surtax

Agriculture  12%

Handicap $0.0896
Library $0.1500
Nursing Home $0.1097
Schools (R-5) $3.32
Senior Citizens $0.0493
Special Road $0.0705
Mt. Vernon Road $0.16
State $0.03
Lawrence $0.1206
REAL ESTATE
Average cost per acre Rural farm land above 40 acres - $2,000; City lot 100' by 150' - $15,000
Housing Cost City - $95,000 for 3-bdrm., 2-bath
Rental Rates $500 for 3-bdrm average house
Apartments $250 - $350, 1-2-bdrm.

City and County governments both operate in the black with healthy reserves for long-term needs and emergencies.

Information above was updated December 2015 with 2015 Levies. 

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