Vernon is a medium-sized town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 29,303 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Vernon is the 34th largest community in Connecticut.
Vernon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Vernon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon who work in office and administrative support (12.50%), sales jobs (10.09%), and management occupations (9.78%).
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.
Vernon, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Vernon is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Vernon area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of Vernon is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.52% of adults in Vernon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vernon in 2010 was $35,260, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,040 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. 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.