Vernon is a tiny city located in the state of California. With a population of 217 people and just one neighborhood, Vernon is the 833rd largest community in California. Vernon has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Vernon, where the median household income is $62,000.00.
Unlike some cities, Vernon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Vernon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vernon is a city of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon who work in office and administrative support (33.64%), management occupations (14.55%), and healthcare suport services (10.00%).
Also of interest is that Vernon has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Vernon, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.50 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small city, Vernon doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of people in Vernon with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.00% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vernon in 2018 was $17,873, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,492 for a family of four. However, Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vernon is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vernon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Vernon, accounting for 90.24% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Vernon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Vernon include Russian, German, European, Irish, and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Vernon's cultural character, accounting for 22.87% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Vernon is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Tagalog.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
In a nation where 1 out of every 4 children lives in poverty, the neighborhood stands out as being ranked among the lowest 0.0% of neighborhoods affected by this global issue.
In addition, single parenting is hard. But you don't have to tell the neighborhood about it; they already know. 36.4% of this neighborhood's households are run by single mothers, which is a higher concentration than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.8% of American neighborhoods. Further NeighborhoodScout research showed strong statistical correlations among high rates of children living in single parent households, and neighborhood crime, particularly violent crime, neighborhood poverty, and, importantly, the percentage of low weight births and rates of infant mortality.
Also, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 96.7% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 14.0% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.
97.7% of the real estate in the neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
In addition, homes built from 2000 through today make up a higher proportion of the neighborhood's real estate landscape than 95.5% of the neighborhoods in America. When you are driving around this neighborhood, you'll notice right away that it is one of the newest built of any, with the smell of fresh paint, and the look of young landscaping nearly everywhere you look. In fact, 66.7% of the residential real estate here is classified as newer.
Furthermore, uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 44 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 90.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed that the neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as 3.6% of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis. This is a higher amount than we found in 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.
The neighborhood stands out nationally for having a greater proportion of its residents active in the military than 96.2% of other U.S. neighborhoods. If you come here, you will notice military people active in their jobs, going to and from work, and in plain clothes out and about the neighborhood.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 98.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Mexican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 68.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Mexican ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 81.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Spanish at home. This is a higher percentage than 98.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Vernon are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 44.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 43.6% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (24.5%), and 10.0% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is Spanish, spoken by 81.0% of households. Some people also speak English (16.1%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Vernon, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (68.3%). There are also a number of people of Russian ancestry (1.8%), and residents who report Puerto Rican roots (1.5%). In addition, 22.9% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (69.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (20.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.