For population 25 years and over in Vernon:
For population 15 years and over in Vernon village:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $700 (1.3%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Louis, MO (63.5 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (222.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Patoka, IL (1.8 miles ), Alma, IL (3.3 miles ), Keyesport, IL (3.3 miles ), Vandalia, IL (3.4 miles ), Mulberry Grove, IL (3.6 miles ), Odin, IL (3.6 miles ), Kinmundy, IL (3.6 miles ), Sandoval, IL (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 38.80 N, Longitude: 89.09 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 618
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-14.4%).
Average climate in Vernon, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Vernon-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 2/24/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Vernon village center killed 6 people and injured 36 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/5/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.8 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is above Illinois state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 69.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from Vernon center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.8 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from Vernon center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Marion County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: John Huston (golfer) - Professional golfer, John R. Thomas - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Vernon:
Amtrak station near Vernon:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vernon:
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 15.1%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Vernon compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Vernon (based on Marion County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.54%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Vernon government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,316 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:
5.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,824 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Vernon fatal accident list:
Aug 19, 1986 09:35 AM, 55, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.