Vernon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 28,959 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 (10.91%), office and administrative support (10.54%), and teaching (9.53%).
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.
The overall education level of Vernon citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.11% of adults in Vernon have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Vernon in 2010 was $35,314, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,256 for a family of four. However, Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vernon is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Vernon include Italian, Polish, German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.