For population 25 years and over in Vernon:
For population 15 years and over in Vernon town:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,500 (1.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bloomington, IN (50.9 miles , pop. 69,291).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Louisville, KY (52.8 miles , pop. 256,231).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (225.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: North Vernon, IN (1.3 miles ), Dupont, IN (2.9 miles ), Westport, IN (3.7 miles ), Holton, IN (3.7 miles ), Elizabethtown, IN (3.9 miles ), Seymour, IN (3.9 miles ), Jonesville, IN (4.0 miles ), Crothersville, IN (4.2 miles ).
Latitude: 38.99 N, Longitude: 85.61 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 812
Population change in the 1990s: -37 (-10.1%).
Work and jobs in Vernon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Vernon, Indiana
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Vernon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 197% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the Vernon town center killed 6 people and injured 86 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.6 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 17 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is below Indiana state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/24/1990 at 18:20:24, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.8 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from Vernon center
On 1/27/1990 at 14:05:50, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.2 miles away from Vernon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Jennings County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Frederick C. Leonard - Astronomer, Robert Sanford Foster - General, Thomas Hiram Preston - Politician.
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 5.7%
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
49 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Vernon compared to Indiana state average:
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Religion statistics for Vernon (based on Jennings County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.11%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
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Vernon government finances in 2002:
6.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,026 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:
7.28% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,106 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:
Apr 30, 2008 08:14 AM, Sr-7, Cr-330, Lat: 38.935511, Lon: -85.567789, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 30, 2006 02:06 AM, Cr-20, Cr-190, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 8, 2005 03:42 AM, Sr-3, Brown St, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 6, 1986 01:50 AM, 3&7, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 15 meters (49ft)
Total costs: $45,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,479
Total average daily truck traffic: 148
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 3,000
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vernon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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