Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is the city that borders just north of The Bronx, and is one of the largest cities in the state. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 67,292. Not only is the population large, but incredibly diverse as well. Mount Vernon houses over 98 different nationalities, and has the largest West African and West Indian populations in the county. A significant portion of the population is also Brazilian, with one in 10 people in Mount Vernon being from Brazil. In the past, Mount Vernon also had some major celebrities among its population, including P. Diddy, Denzel Washington, and Floyd Patterson.

Mount Vernon is split up into four major sections, which are Downtown, Mount Vernon Heights, North Side, and South Side. Downtown and Mount Vernon Heights are both centers of shopping and commerce. South Side of Mount Vernon has a suburban feel, while the North Side is much more urban, similar to the borough it borders.

In recent years, Mount Vernon has transitioned from a small businesses city to a city of regional commerce. Between 2000 and 2006, the economy grew 20.5%. Mount Vernon now has a large commercial sector, which has helped boost fiscal growth for the county. Mount Vernon also hosts a handful of original events every year including the Ben Gordon Day, the Summer Breeze Concert Series, and the Arts on Third Street Festival, which is the largest arts and entertainment festival in Westchester County. The city is also known for having the largest library system and only athletic stadium in the county.

 

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