Vernon, NJ


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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 office and administrative support (13.36%), sales jobs (13.13%), and management occupations (9.86%).

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.

In Vernon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.78 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Vernon citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.54% of adults in Vernon have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Vernon in 2010 was $33,347, 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 $133,388 for a family of four. However, Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 12.72% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vernon include Italian, German, English, and Polish.

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

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