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The West Mount Vernon Neighborhood

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The personal injury lawyers in West Mount Vernon, NY, at Banville Law are delighted to provide an informative article on a surrounding neighborhood near our local law office. 


The city of Mount Vernon is located by the Hutchinson and Bronx rivers just fourteen miles north of New York City. The city consists of four major sections; Downtown, Mount Vernon Heights, North Side, and South Side. It was a scene of the several battles during the American Revolution, which included delaying action by Glover’s Brigade in 1776.

There are many historical attractions in the city of Mount Vernon. The George Washington Bridge opened to the public in 1931 and is still in use.

Saint Paul’s Church National Historic Site preserves the church, built in 1764 and used during the American Revolutionary War as a military hospital. It is the home to one of the oldest parishes in New York.

Finally, visitors can still visit the Mount Vernon Public Library erected in 1896, thanks to donations from Andrew Carnegie.


West Mount Vernon’s real estate ranks 43.5% more expensive than other neighborhoods in New York and 76% higher than most U.S. neighborhoods. However, monthly rent averages about $2,114, 53.4% lower than the New York average. Mainly being a renter-occupied residential area, the neighborhood consists primarily of apartments. It is known for having more small buildings, with two, three, or even four units, than 98.1% of any other neighborhood in the U.S.

In addition to the small apartments, residents are attracted to the historical architect and charm of the town. More than 59% of the Victorian-style homes were built before 1939, holding firm to the details and beauty. With the town being in the top 5% in the country for walkability, residents can easily appreciate the historic charm as they walk to their destinations.


The West Mount Vernon neighborhood is quite diverse; the residents have more than 25.5% Jamaican and 2.8% Brazilian ancestral roots. More than any other neighborhood in the U.S. The Portuguese language is spoken by over 4% of the residents. While this may not seem like many, it is 98.9% higher than other neighborhoods in the U.S. With a combined Mount Vernon population of 67,292 in 2010; the racial makeup is as follows:

  • 61.3% Black
  • 18.5% White
  • 14.3% Hispanic or Latino
  • 0.3% Native American
  • 1.8% Asian
  • <0.1% Pacific Islander
  • 1.4% Other race
  • 2.5% Two or more races

Despite 29.6% of residents employed working in executive or management roles, the neighborhood income is 88.6% lower than any other in the U.S, designating it a low-income area. Other areas of employment include:

  • 27.9% - sales and service
  • 27.4% - labor and manufacturing
  • 15.1% - clerical and tech support

Just a short drive from West Mount Vernon lies one of our favorite parks to visit, learn more:

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If you or someone you love has suffered severe injuries caused by an accident, our legal team at Banville Law wants to assist you in fighting for compensation. Our West Mount Vernon, NY, personal injury lawyers can provide you with legal guidance by scheduling your free consultation today.

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Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: March 18, 2021
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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