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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon who work in sales jobs (10.38%), office and administrative support (10.16%), and management occupations (10.05%).
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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Vernon use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Vernon‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The citizens of Vernon are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.45% of adults in Vernon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vernon in 2010 was $35,873, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,492 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Vernon include Irish, Italian, Polish, French, and English.
The most common language spoken in Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.