Vernal is a somewhat small city located in the state of Utah. With a population of 11,200 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Vernal is the 56th largest community in Utah.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Vernal is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Vernal is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Vernal who work in office and administrative support (11.96%), sales jobs (11.64%), and food service (8.73%).
One of the benefits of Vernal is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.93 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.
The percentage of adults in Vernal with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.41% of adults in Vernal have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Vernal in 2010 was $24,555, which is upper middle income relative to Utah, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,220 for a family of four. However, Vernal contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Vernal is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Vernal home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Vernal residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Vernal also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.07% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Vernal include German, Irish, European, and Scandinavian.
The most common language spoken in Vernal is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.