The City of Mount Vernon is 4.4 square miles and is home to approximately 67,292 residents, making it the 8th largest city in New York State. The city has an enormously diverse population with over 98 different nationalities and is or have been the home of many people in the entertainment industry who went on to make it big. See partial list below:
Mount Vernon has several major arts and cultural events including the Ben Gordon Week and Arts on the Third Festival which is designed to enrich and empower the community. This film festival component complements the arts and cultural activities in Mount Vernon—further expanding the mayor’s vision of developing Mount Vernon’s artistic hub.