For population 25 years and over in Vernon:
For population 15 years and over in Vernon city:
511 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,254 (2.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita Falls, TX (47.8 miles , pop. 104,197).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (135.7 miles , pop. 506,132).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (172.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Fargo-Odell, TX (3.0 miles) , Lockett, TX (3.5 miles) , Davidson, OK (3.7 miles ), Chillicothe, TX (3.8 miles ), Harrold-Oklaunion, TX (3.8 miles) , Thalia, TX (4.4 miles) , Frederick, OK (4.8 miles ), Electra, TX (4.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 34.15 N, Longitude: 99.29 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +465 (+4.2%)
Area code: 940
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Vernon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 31 (21 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -403 (-3.3%).
Work and jobs in Vernon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Vernon, Texas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Vernon-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 186% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/10/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.7 miles away from the Vernon city center killed 11 people and injured 68 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/1/1954, a category F4 tornado 27.3 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Vernon-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Texas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/8/2002 at 16:07:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 66.3 miles away from Vernon center
On 10/6/2006 at 22:13:16, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/2007 at 13:54:21, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 2.7 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/31/2002 at 09:57:10, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.1 miles away from Vernon center
On 2/15/1997 at 09:08:55, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Wilbarger County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Kenneth Starr - (born 1946), judge, independent counsel, Roy Orbison - (1936-1988), singer, Bernard Scott - Player of football, Bobby Joe Green - College football player, Chris Thomsen - Football player and coach, Jack Teagarden - (1905-1964), musician, Robert L. Duncan - Texas politician, Skandor Akbar - Wrestler, Jerry Haymes - Musician, Clyde Gates - Football player.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Vernon: John C. Morgan.
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See full list of schools located in Vernon, map of school districts: VERNON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 23.9%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 56.9% for Black residents, 28.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 24.8% for other race residents, 27.5% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Vernon city (based on Wilbarger County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.09%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
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7.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,603 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:
7.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,744 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
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See more detailed statistics of Vernon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vernon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 72 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Vernon, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 49 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Vernon)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Vernon)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 65 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.