For population 25 years and over in Vernon:
For population 15 years and over in Vernon city:
27 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $137 (0.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (50.5 miles , pop. 77,906).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (76.5 miles , pop. 242,820).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (505.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Sulligent, AL (3.1 miles ), Gattman, MS (3.4 miles) , Belk, AL (3.6 miles ), Beaverton, AL (3.6 miles ), Caledonia, MS (3.7 miles ), Millport, AL (3.7 miles ), Kennedy, AL (3.8 miles ), Fayette, AL (4.1 miles ).
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Latitude: 33.76 N, Longitude: 88.11 W
Area code: 205
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Crime in Vernon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 7 (7 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -103 (-4.6%).
Work and jobs in Vernon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Vernon, Alabama
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Vernon-area historical tornado activity is above Alabama state average. It is 234% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Vernon city center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.
On 1/10/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the city center .
Earthquake activity:Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is above Alabama state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 15.8 miles away from Vernon center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/28/1999 at 11:00:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from Vernon center
On 8/19/2004 at 23:51:49, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 MW, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lamar County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Snowfall: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Terry Moore (baseball) - Baseball player and coach, Dixie McArthur - Major League Baseball pitcher.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.4%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.7% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Vernon (based on Lamar County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.15%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
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4.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,233 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,908 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total costs: $16,792,000
Total average daily traffic: 29,070
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,015
Total future (year 2013) average daily traffic: 46,569
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vernon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:40 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Vernon, AL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vernon)
FAA Registered Aircraft:5
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