Vernon, CT
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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, 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 town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon who work in office and administrative support (11.58%), sales jobs (11.53%), and teaching (9.09%).

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 education level of Vernon citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.96% of adults in Vernon have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Vernon in 2010 was $33,874, which is lower middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,496 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.