Vernon, NJ


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Living in Vernon

Vernon is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,864 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vernon is the 238th largest community in New Jersey.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon who work in sales jobs (13.34%), office and administrative support (12.49%), and management occupations (7.50%).

One downside of living in Vernon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Vernon, the average commute to work is 36.10 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

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: 34.26% of adults in Vernon have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Vernon in 2010 was $34,026, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,104 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. Vernon also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.71% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vernon include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Vernon is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.

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