North Vernon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 6,619 people and four constituent neighborhoods, North Vernon is the 97th largest community in Indiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, North Vernon is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.52% of the North Vernon workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, North Vernon is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Vernon who work in office and administrative support (9.08%), food service (8.73%), and sales jobs (7.15%).
Being a small city, North Vernon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In North Vernon, just 9.91% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in North Vernon in 2010 was $21,103, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,412 for a family of four. However, North Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call North Vernon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Vernon residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Vernon include English, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in North Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.