Vernon, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 126 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -29.2%
Males: 52  (41.6%)
Females: 74  (58.4%)
Median resident age:  48.7 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 62892

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,071 (it was $21,667 in 2000)
Vernon:

$29,071
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,557 (it was $9,686 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $40,749 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
Vernon:

$40,749
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $40,367; Detached houses: $38,565; Mobile homes: $35,577

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,072.

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  • Races in Vernon, IL (2010)

    Vernon races chart
    • 12798.4%White alone
    • 21.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Vernon: 89.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.7%), Irish (14.9%), United States (13.9%), Dutch (10.9%), English (6.9%), Scottish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/27/1911

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 138 people per square mile   (very low).

Vernon, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vernon village:

  • Never married: 13.8%
  • Now married: 66.5%
  • Separated: 9.4%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 4.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

2.0%
Illinois:

14.0%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Vernon, Illinois as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Vernon to the number of sex offenders is 128 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $321 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $389 (0.7%)

Vernon satellite photo by USGS

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

Vernon household income distribution Vernon home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-14.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (57%)
  • Public administration (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (29%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (29%)
  • Production occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (35%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Community and social service occupations (4%)

Average climate in Vernon, Illinois

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Tornado activity:

Vernon-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 115.7 miles away from Vernon 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vernon topographic map

Birthplace of: John Huston (golfer) - Professional golfer, John R. Thomas - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Vernon:

  • VANDALIA REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • FAYETTE CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • FAYETTE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • VANDALIA TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; VANDALIA, IL)
  • ODIN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ODIN, IL)
  • TWIN WILLOWS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; SALEM, IL)

Amtrak station near Vernon:

  • 20 miles: CENTRALIA (103 E. BROADWAY) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vernon:

  • Kaskaskia College (about 18 miles; Centralia, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,867)
  • McKendree University (about 42 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Rend Lake College (about 48 miles; Ina, IL; FT enrollment: 2,778)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 50 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 50 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)
  • Lake Land College (about 58 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 7,499)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 61 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)

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Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 33.3%
(34.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  57.6%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  1.7%
Whole state:  6.3%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Vernon compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.4
Illinois average:

12.4

Vernon travel time to work - commute Vernon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Vernon village (based on Marion County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,91671
Other4,0258
Mainline Protestant3,79030
Catholic2,5435
Black Protestant1321
None15,031-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Marion County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Marion County:

4.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 27
Here:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

27.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$98
Other Government Administration 0$0 11$668
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,002
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$141
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$295
Totals for Government 0$0 15$2,204

Vernon government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($206.35)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($87.30)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($87.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($55.56)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($47.62)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($31.75)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.94)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $4,000 ($31.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($39.68)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($301.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.94)

Vernon government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $6,000 ($47.62)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($47.62)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.94)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($238.10)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($142.86)
    Highways: $5,000 ($39.68)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($7.94)

Vernon government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($134.92)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($111.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($23.81)

Vernon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $184,000 ($1460.32)

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,299 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, IL  0.47% ($29,466 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IL  0.34% ($32,415)
from Fayette County, IL  0.22% ($26,412)


4.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,341 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, IL  0.55% ($32,412 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IL  0.39% ($33,650)
to Washington County, IL  0.21% ($33,303)

Strongest AM radio stations in Vernon:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WJBD (1350 AM; 0 kW; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vernon:

  • WRXX (95.3 FM; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJBD-FM (100.1 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WGEL (101.7 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: BOND BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDLJ (97.5 FM; BREESE, IL; Owner: KM RADIO OF BREESE, L.L.C.)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVNL (91.7 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • WKRV (107.1 FM; VANDALIA, IL; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCXO (96.7 FM; CARLYLE, IL; Owner: CLINTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WGRN (89.5 FM; GREENVILLE, IL; Owner: GREENVILLE COL. ED. B/CG. FOUN., INC)
  • W217AK (91.3 FM; SALEM, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Vernon:

  • WPXS (Channel 13; MT. VERNON, IL; Owner: EBC ST. LOUIS, INC.)
  • W29CI (Channel 29; SALEM, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Vernon fatal accident list:

Aug 19, 1986 09:35 AM, 55, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Hwy 51 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 38.793056 Lon: -89.084444), Type: 59.0, Overall height: 58 m
    Registrant: 4194222121, , 539 S MAIN ST
  • Hwy 51 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 38.793056 Lon: -89.084444), Type: 59.0, Overall height: 58 m
    Registrant: 4194222121, , 539 S MAIN ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Us Hwy 51 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 38.793111 Lon: -89.084500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 58 m, Overall height: 59 m, Call Sign: KSF414
    Assigned Frequencies: 48.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/10/2004, Expiration Date: 03/17/2014, Certifier: Ronald K Pryzma
    Registrant: Marathon Oil Company, 539 S Main St, Findlay, OH 45840, Fax: (419) 425-7040
  • 1 1/4 Mi N & 1 Mi E (Lat: 38.822556 Lon: -89.105056), Call Sign: KNGJ914, Licensee ID: L00048791
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2003, Expiration Date: 04/18/2013
    Registrant: Veal, William R: Veal, William D Dba Veal Farm, Rt 1, Vernon, IL 62892, Phone: (618) 432-5879

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KB9WLE, Licensee ID: L00254659
    Grant Date: 05/28/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: John D Paulding
    Registrant: John D Paulding, 8761 Seven Hills Rd, Vernon, IL 62892
  • Call Sign: KB9WLG, Licensee ID: L00254663
    Grant Date: 05/29/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Michael L Paulding
    Registrant: Michael L Paulding, 8761 Seven Hills Rd, Vernon, IL 62892
  • Call Sign: KC9WDK, Licensee ID: L01415347
    Grant Date: 06/11/2012, Expiration Date: 06/11/2022, Certifier: Mark A Murfin Iii
    Registrant: Mark A Murfin Iii, 2168 Tank Farm Rd, Vernon, IL 62892

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9417U , Serial Number: 15078365, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 05/20/1976
    Registrant (Individual): John D Paulding, 8761 Seven Hills Rd, Vernon, IL 62892

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