Vernon, TX


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Vernon is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 10,573 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Vernon is the 211th largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, 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 city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernon who work in office and administrative support (16.06%), healthcare suport services (7.63%), and sales jobs (6.47%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Vernon spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.07 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Vernon is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Vernon are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.65% of adults in Vernon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Vernon in 2010 was $19,567, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,268 for a family of four. However, Vernon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Vernon is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 32.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vernon include Irish, English, French , and Scottish.

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

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