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Population in 2012: 128 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.1%
Males: 54  (42.4%)
Females: 74  (57.6%)

Median resident age:  45.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 62892

Estimated median household income in 2012: $23,033 (it was $21,667 in 2000)
Vernon:

$23,033
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,238

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $36,391 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
Vernon:

$36,391
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $43,035; Detached houses: $37,992; Mobile homes: $60,455

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,063.

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  • White alone - 127 (98.4%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vernon: 84.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (18.4%), United States (13.2%), Dutch (12.3%), English (11.4%), Scottish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/27/1911

Elevation: 515 feet

Land area: 0.91 square miles.

Population density: 141 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 18.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vernon village:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 7.5%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  1.6%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Vernon, Illinois as of December 20, 2014.
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 2012: $350 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $393 (0.9%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

11.9%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -30 (-14.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (69%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (31%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (30%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Woodworkers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (22%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Personal appearance workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)


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Tornado activity:

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


Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Vernon, 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: 2,425)
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (about 47 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 10,723)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 50 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 5,638)
  • Lake Land College (about 59 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 61 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 2,939)
  • Saint Louis University-Main Campus (about 63 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 9,852)
  • Saint Louis Community College-Florissant Valley (about 65 miles; Saint Louis, MO; FT enrollment: 2,909)

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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
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Lead (Pb) [µ/m3]

Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.392. This is significantly worse than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.392
U.S.:

0.022


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.8%
(28.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Vernon, IL

Vernon compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Vernon travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.54%
Here62.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church
Adherents27.5%17.5%13.6%10.4%8.4%
Congregations20.2%17.2%4.0%17.2%3.0%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.6%2.7%2.3%1.9%12.1%
Congregations1.0%3.0%1.0%2.0%31.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
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$50
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$340
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$510
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$72
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$150
Totals for Government 0$0 12$1,122

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($203.13)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($85.94)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($85.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $7,000 ($54.69)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($46.88)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($31.25)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($7.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $4,000 ($31.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($39.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $38,000 ($296.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($7.81)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $6,000 ($46.88)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($46.88)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.81)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $30,000 ($234.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $18,000 ($140.63)
    Highways: $5,000 ($39.06)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($7.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($132.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($109.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($23.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $184,000 ($1437.50)

4.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.73%
Illinois average:

5.66%

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:
from Jefferson County, IL  0.61% ($29,430 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IL  0.39% ($31,850)
from Fayette County, IL  0.25% ($18,821)


5.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.13%
Illinois average:

5.99%

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:
to Jefferson County, IL  0.52% ($26,125 average AGI)
to Clinton County, IL  0.33% ($24,098)
to Washington County, IL  0.30% ($33,978)

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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