Vernon, Texas

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Population in 2017: 10,346 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 5,105  (49.3%)
Females: 5,241  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Texas median age:

34.7 years

Zip codes: 76384.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,808 (it was $28,194 in 2000)
Vernon:

$41,808
TX:

$59,206

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,700 (it was $15,747 in 2000)

Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,289 (it was $42,600 in 2000)
Vernon:

$94,289
TX:

$172,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $103,876; detached houses: $104,818; townhouses or other attached units: $104,762; mobile homes: $74,276

Median gross rent in 2017: $673.

March 2019 cost of living index in Vernon: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.4%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.2% for Black residents, 19.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 46.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Vernon, TX (2017)
    • 5,91952.4%White alone
    • 3,72733.0%Hispanic
    • 1,16610.3%Black alone
    • 2522.2%Two or more races
    • 690.6%Asian alone
    • 310.3%American Indian alone
    • 370.3%Other race alone

Races in Vernon detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 36 registered sex offenders living in Vernon, Texas as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Vernon is 309 to 1.


Crime rates in Vernon by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(61.7)
5
(43.9)
8
(71.7)
6
(54.6)
5
(46.1)
6
(56.1)
9
(80.1)
14
(126.6)
6
(56.1)
6
(56.7)
6
(57.6)
11
(104.8)
7
(67.5)
5
(48.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(44.1)
11
(96.6)
7
(62.7)
3
(27.3)
2
(18.4)
5
(46.8)
7
(62.3)
1
(9.0)
2
(18.7)
1
(9.4)
5
(48.0)
4
(38.1)
4
(38.5)
3
(29.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
79
(696.1)
58
(509.2)
53
(474.9)
35
(318.2)
36
(331.8)
50
(467.9)
43
(382.8)
39
(352.6)
29
(271.0)
16
(151.1)
25
(239.9)
45
(428.8)
26
(250.5)
38
(370.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
128
(1,128)
90
(790.1)
119
(1,066)
57
(518.3)
64
(589.9)
78
(729.9)
85
(756.6)
72
(651.0)
86
(803.5)
59
(557.2)
40
(383.8)
69
(657.5)
56
(539.6)
64
(623.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
469
(4,133)
497
(4,363)
477
(4,274)
257
(2,337)
272
(2,507)
270
(2,527)
285
(2,537)
237
(2,143)
239
(2,233)
220
(2,078)
216
(2,073)
249
(2,373)
268
(2,582)
195
(1,901)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(202.7)
18
(158.0)
31
(277.8)
13
(118.2)
16
(147.5)
13
(121.7)
14
(124.6)
15
(135.6)
21
(196.2)
16
(151.1)
24
(230.3)
12
(114.3)
14
(134.9)
10
(97.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
12
(105.3)
18
(161.3)
2
(18.2)
9
(83.0)
2
(18.7)
3
(26.7)
6
(54.2)
6
(56.1)
3
(28.3)
4
(38.4)
3
(28.6)
3
(28.9)
1
(9.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)462.2408.4474.8254.7280.6314.4323.7334.7265.9212.6236.6331.1286.8249.3

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City-data.com crime index in Vernon, TX

Crime rate in Vernon detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 26 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.73
Texas average:

1.54
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Ancestries: German (9.0%), American (7.5%), English (3.8%), Irish (3.0%), African (1.9%), French (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1216 feet

Land area: 8.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,277 people per square mile   (low).

Vernon, Texas map

489 residents are foreign born (3.7% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This city:

4.3%
Texas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,495 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $929 (1.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 34.15 N, Longitude: 99.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +706 (+6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,514 (82.3%)

Area code: 940

Distribution of median household income in Vernon, TX in 2017
Distribution of house value in Vernon, TX in 2017
Vernon satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,100
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $267,500
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $270,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $285,600
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $66,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Vernon, TX residents
Average permit cost in Vernon, TX
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Texas:

3.5%
Historical population in Vernon, TX
Historical housing units in Vernon, TX
Most common industries in Vernon, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (21.8%)
  • Food (8.5%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Food (10.2%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Utilities (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (31.0%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Vernon, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Food processing workers (4.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.2%)
  • Food processing workers (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)

Average climate in Vernon, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Vernon-area historical tornado activity is above Texas state average. It is 93% 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 above Texas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 115.1 miles away from the city center
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 Vernon center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 358.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from Vernon center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.8 miles away from Vernon center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilbarger County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Fires: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vernon topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Vernon:

  • TEXOMA COMM HOSPICE (3821 WILBARGER STREET)
  • VERNON STATE HOSPITAL (P O BOX 2231)
  • WILBARGER GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, 920 HILLCREST DR)
  • TEXOMA REGIONAL CARE CENTER (4301 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • VERNON CARE CENTER (2301 TEXAS ST)
  • VERNON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (4301 HOSPITAL DR)
  • WILBARGER GENERAL HOSPITAL DIALYSIS OF VERNON (1000 GARLAND JOHNSTON DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Vernon:

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College/University in Vernon:

  • Vernon College (Full-time enrollment: 2,216; Location: 4400 College Dr.; Public; Website: www.vernoncollege.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Vernon:

  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 36 miles; Altus, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,054)
  • Midwestern State University (about 49 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,901)
  • Cameron University (about 59 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 4,695)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 102 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 119 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 4,025)
  • Cisco College (about 123 miles; Cisco, TX; FT enrollment: 2,687)
  • North Central Texas College (about 128 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 6,550)

Public high schools in Vernon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Vernon:

  • VERNON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 602, Location: 2200YAMPARIKA ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • T G MCCORD EL (Students: 485, Location: 2915 SAND RD, Grades: PK-1)
  • SHIVE EL (Students: 290, Location: 3130 BACON ST, Grades: 4-5)
  • CENTRAL EL (Location: 1300 PARADISE ST, Grades: 2-3)
See full list of schools located in Vernon

Library in Vernon:

  • CARNEGIE CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $106,927; Location: 2810 WILBARGER ST; 35,201 books; 2,625 audio materials; 1,880 video materials; 50 state licensed databases; 75 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Vernon: Hillcrest Country Club (A), Wilbarger County Courthouse (B), Vernon Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 Headquarters (C), Red River Valley Museum (D), Vernon Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 2 (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Vernon include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Grace Episcopal Church (C), Church of the Nazarene (D), Vernon Church of God (E), Wood Street Church of Christ (F), Church of Christ (G), Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church (H), Wood Saint Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Vernon: Vernon City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Best Western Village Inn (1615 Expressway).

Birthplace of: Kenneth Starr - (born 1946), judge, independent counsel, Roy Orbison - (1936-1988), singer, Bernard Scott - Football player, 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.

Wilbarger County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.9%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Vernon in 2010:

  • 332 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 110 people in college/university student housing
  • 99 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Vernon in 2000:

  • 350 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 148 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 22 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Vernon (2011 data):

  • Herring Bank: Vernon Branch, Vernon Pease Street Branch, Mobile Branch. Info updated 2009/08/03: Bank assets: $562.6 mil, Deposits: $493.9 mil, headquarters in Amarillo, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Herring Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of the West: Detached Facility at 2012 Pease Street, branch established on 1976/01/12; Vernon Branch at 1630 Hillcrest Street, branch established on 1974/01/21. Info updated 2009/05/18: Bank assets: $330.1 mil, Deposits: $296.1 mil, headquarters in Grapevine, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Greater Southwest Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Waggoner National Bank of Vernon: The Waggoner National Bank Of Vernon at 1818 Texas Street, branch established on 1899/07/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $244.2 mil, Deposits: $208.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Waggoner National Bancshares, Inc.
  • State National Bank of Texas: Vernon Branch at 901 Hillcrest Drive, branch established on 2009/02/17. Info updated 2007/05/08: Bank assets: $207.1 mil, Deposits: $186.6 mil, headquarters in Iowa Park, TX, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Texas Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Vernon:

Marital status in Vernon, TX
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 46.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

For population 25 years and over in Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.5
Texas average:

14.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Vernon
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Religion statistics for Vernon, TX (based on Wilbarger County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,42227
Mainline Protestant8657
Black Protestant4652
Catholic3201
Other1222
None2,341-
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: 2
Here:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Wilbarger County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Wilbarger County:

0.72 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Here:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Wilbarger County:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Wilbarger County:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilbarger County:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wilbarger County:

14.4%
Texas:

15.7%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Vernon:

47.6%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.8%
Texas:

46.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Texas:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Vernon:

23.0%
Texas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Vernon:

11.2%
Texas:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Vernon:

6.8
Texas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Vernon:

33.3%
Texas:

33.0%

General health condition:
Vernon:

52.6%
State:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Vernon:

77.5%
Texas:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Vernon, TX Residents
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
Firefighters 24$88,112$44,0560$0
Police Protection - Officers 22$69,800$38,0730$0
Water Supply 12$36,300$36,3000$0
Police - Other 10$21,676$26,0110$0
Streets and Highways 6$16,210$32,4200$0
Sewerage 6$19,692$39,3840$0
Parks and Recreation 5$12,234$29,3621$420
Financial Administration 5$12,354$29,6500$0
Other Government Administration 5$27,726$66,5421$884
Other and Unallocable 4$11,996$35,9880$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$12,334$49,3360$0
Judicial and Legal 1$4,804$57,6481$1,162
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 103$333,238$38,8243$2,466

Vernon government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,701,000 ($164.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,618,000 ($156.39)
    Water Utilities: $1,578,000 ($152.52)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,261,000 ($121.88)
    Sewerage: $1,248,000 ($120.63)
    Regular Highways: $897,000 ($86.70)
    Central Staff Services: $411,000 ($39.73)
    Financial Administration: $373,000 ($36.05)
    General - Other: $373,000 ($36.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $173,000 ($16.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000 ($14.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $148,000 ($14.31)
    General Public Buildings: $136,000 ($13.15)
    Libraries: $61,000 ($5.90)
    Health - Other: $6,000 ($0.58)
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,000 ($0.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $336,000 ($32.48)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $77,000 ($7.44)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,636,000 ($351.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $175,000 ($16.91)

Vernon government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,741,000 ($168.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,339,000 ($129.42)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $109,000 ($10.54)
    Other: $89,000 ($8.60)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($1.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $84,000 ($8.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000 ($0.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $251,000 ($24.26)
    General Revenue - Other: $159,000 ($15.37)
    Fines and Forfeits: $112,000 ($10.83)
    Rents: $32,000 ($3.09)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.77)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,741,000 ($264.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($0.29)
  • Tax - Property: $1,504,000 ($145.37)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,306,000 ($126.23)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $949,000 ($91.73)
    Other License: $15,000 ($1.45)

Vernon government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,505,000 ($918.71)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,855,000 ($855.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $650,000 ($62.83)

Vernon government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,504,000 ($338.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,338,000 ($902.57)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($36,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Texas average:

7.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Wichita County, TX  0.92% ($36,209 average AGI)
from Hardeman County, TX  0.45% ($31,476)


7.97% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,775 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Texas average:

7.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Wichita County, TX  1.57% ($40,693 average AGI)
to Hardeman County, TX  0.63% ($34,133)
Businesses in Vernon, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Super 81
Goodwill1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Vernon:

  • KVWC (1490 AM; 1 kW; VERNON, TX; Owner: K V W C, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Vernon:

  • KVWC-FM (103.1 FM; VERNON, TX; Owner: KVWC, INC.)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOLI (94.9 FM; ELECTRA, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRKZ (93.5 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
  • KIXC-FM (100.9 FM; QUANAH, TX; Owner: KIXC-FM L.L.C.)
  • KSYE (91.5 FM; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: CRISWELL CENTER FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES)
  • KYBE (95.9 FM; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: TOMAR BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Vernon:

  • KSWO-TV (Channel 7; LAWTON, OK; Owner: KSWO TELEVISION COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K47DK (Channel 47; GRANDFIELD, OK; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K56BQ (Channel 56; FREDERICK, OK; Owner: OKLAHOMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION AUTHORITY)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Vernon: John C. Morgan.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Vernon fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 61Number of bridges
  • 919ft / 280mTotal length
  • $3,677,000Total costs
  • 239,670Total average daily traffic
  • 72,659Total average daily truck traffic
  • 262,115Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Vernon, TX - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 81930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 171960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 101980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Vernon, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Vernon)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 91 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Vernon, TX)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 20 (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: 54 (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: 48 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 135. The highest number of reported fires - 173 took place in 2005, and the least - 94 in 2016. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Vernon, TX When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (62.8%), and Structure Fires (22.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Vernon, TX
    • 1,44062.8%Outside Fires
    • 51422.4%Structure Fires
    • 29612.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 421.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vernon, TX

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vernon, Texas:

  • Super 8 -Vernon, 1829 Hwy 287, Vernon, Texas 76384 , Phone: (940) 552-9321, Fax: (940) 552-9321
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites, 700 Hillcrest Dr, Vernon, Texas 76384 , Phone: (940) 552-0200, Fax: (940) 552-0201
  • Hampton Inn, 4131 Western Trail Dr, Vernon, Texas 76384 , Phone: (940) 552-2100, Fax: (940) 552-2105
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Vernon, Texas
Most common first names in Vernon, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15774.8 years
William14676.9 years
Mary14580.8 years
John13077.3 years
Robert9373.9 years
Willie5576.6 years
George5578.2 years
Charles4973.8 years
Henry4780.4 years
Thomas4676.9 years
Most common last names in Vernon, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9676.1 years
Jones5377.1 years
Williams4875.8 years
Thomas4578.8 years
Johnson4376.8 years
White4078.2 years
Wilson3474.0 years
Taylor3377.9 years
Moore3182.0 years
Martin3076.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Vernon, TX
  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 28.8%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Vernon, TX
  • 51.7%Electricity
  • 44.6%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Vernon compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Vernon on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards (population 1,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
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