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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Vernon is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).

One of the benefits of Vernon is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.07 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Being a small city, Vernon does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The percentage of adults in Vernon with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 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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