MOUNT VERNON

Community Overview

The City of Mount Vernon is the largest incorporated city in Skagit County in population (36,000), jobs (16,500) and land area.  Mount Vernon is the county seat, with nearly a quarter of the county’s total population.  Interstate 5, along with State Routes 536 and 538, traverse the city, making it an easily accessible location for both people and businesses.  Mount Vernon is the home of Skagit County’s courthouse, jail and administrative buildings as well as the city’s administrative offices, the Skagit Valley Hospital, and Skagit Valley College.  Mount Vernon’s location, its service-oriented downtown, and the existing population and density mean that it is the logical place for a myriad of social service providers.  As the major urban center in Skagit County, Mount Vernon provides a variety of urban amenities such as shopping opportunities, public services, and a mixture of housing types that are attractive to current and future residents.

Mount Vernon residents value their high quality of life – the city’s location on the Skagit River, central to outstanding recreational and cultural activity, its excellent parks and trails, small town feel, and agricultural heritage.


Major Employers

  • Skagit Regional Health
  • Mount Vernon School District
  • Skagit County Government
  • Draper Valley Farms
  • Walmart
  • PACCAR Technical Center
  • Mount Vernon City Hall
  • Sierra Pacific Industries
  • Safeway
  • Skagit Gardens Inc.
  • Brown Line LLC
  • Lab Corp
  • Skagit Bank
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
  • Haggen Food & Pharmacy
  • Mira Vista Care Center
  • Skagit Publishing
  • Headcount Life Care Center Of Mount Vernon
  • Skagit Valley Food Co-Op