Vernon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 29,359 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Vernon is the 34th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Vernon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vernon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon who work in sales jobs (12.40%), office and administrative support (11.22%), and management occupations (9.19%).
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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Vernon is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Vernon, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Vernon citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.79% of adults in Vernon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vernon in 2018 was $36,384, which is low income relative to Connecticut, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $145,536 for a family of four. However, Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vernon is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Vernon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vernon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Vernon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.55% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vernon include Irish, Italian, English, Polish, and German.
The most common language spoken in Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.