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Population in 2012: 10,769 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 

Males: 5,292  (49.1%)
Females: 5,477  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  36.7 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 76384.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,077 (it was $28,194 in 2000)
Vernon:

$38,077
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,175

Vernon city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,525 (it was $42,600 in 2000)
Vernon:

$56,525
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $67,522; Detached houses: $69,542; Townhouses or other attached units: $70,890; Mobile homes: $14,129

Median gross rent in 2012: $586.

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  • White alone - 6,512 (59.0%)
  • Hispanic - 3,144 (28.5%)
  • Black alone - 1,005 (9.1%)
  • Two or more races - 224 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 89 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 41 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 26 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Vernon: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: United States (11.9%), Irish (11.2%), German (7.7%), English (5.2%), French (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1216 feet

Land area: 8.10 square miles.

Population density: 1,329 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Vernon:

  • High school or higher: 75.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vernon city:

  • Never married: 28.2%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

511 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia).

This city:  4.6%
Texas:  16.4%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Vernon, Texas as of September 17, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Vernon to the number of sex offenders is 337 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,254 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $813 (1.7%)

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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:

  • 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
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 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
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 34.15 N, Longitude: 99.29 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +465 (+4.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,429 (77.3%)

Area code: 940

Vernon household income distribution Vernon home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Vernon by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0101000201001
per 100,000 0.08.40.08.90.00.00.017.90.09.20.00.09.0
Rapes 9131341758656914
per 100,000 77.2109.0106.735.79.061.743.971.754.646.156.180.1126.6
Robberies 875105511732571
per 100,000 68.658.741.189.245.144.196.662.727.318.446.862.39.0
Assaults 34382583547958533536504339
per 100,000 291.5318.7205.3740.0487.1696.1509.2474.9318.2331.8467.9382.8352.6
Burglaries 17595149185102128901195764788572
per 100,000 1500.5796.61223.41649.4920.21127.9790.11066.2518.3589.9729.9756.6651.0
Thefts 406453533545398469497477257272270285237
per 100,000 3481.13798.74376.44859.13590.44132.54363.14273.82336.82507.12526.72536.92142.9
Auto thefts 22172323282318311316131415
per 100,000 188.6142.6188.8205.1252.6202.7158.0277.8118.2147.5121.7124.6135.6
Arson 260030121829236
per 100,000 17.150.30.00.027.10.0105.3161.318.283.018.726.754.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 412.0416.6427.0563.8356.8476.1420.6489.0262.3289.0323.9333.5344.8

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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).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Texas average:

1.95

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Vernon, Texas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -403 (-3.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (43%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Vernon: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

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).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Vernon:

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

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College/University in Vernon:

  • Vernon College (Full-time enrollment: 994; Location: 4400 College Dr.; Public; Website: www.vernoncollege.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vernon:

  • Midwestern State University (about 49 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,383)
  • Cameron University (about 59 miles; Lawton, OK; FT enrollment: 3,904)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 102 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Abilene Christian University (about 119 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 3,947)
  • North Central Texas College (about 128 miles; Gainesville, TX; FT enrollment: 3,709)
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (about 128 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 19,159)
  • Oklahoma City Community College (about 130 miles; Oklahoma City, OK; FT enrollment: 5,513)

Public high schools in Vernon:

Public elementary/middle schools in Vernon:

Private elementary/middle school in Vernon:

  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 60; Location: 4405 HOSPITAL DR; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Vernon, map of school districts: VERNON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

 
Wilbarger County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Pb 

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: 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)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Vernon, TX

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

Vernon compared to Texas state average:

Vernon, Texas environmental map by EPA

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


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Vernon, Texas:

  • Days Inn, 3110 Frontage Rd, Vernon, TX 76384 , Phone: (940) 552-9982, Fax: (940) 552-7851
  • Super 8 -Vernon, 1829 Hwy 287, Vernon, TX 76384 , Phone: (940) 552-9321, Fax: (940) 552-9321
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites, 700 Hillcrest Dr, Vernon, TX 76384 , Phone: (940) 552-0200, Fax: (940) 552-0201
  • Hampton Inn, 4131 Western Trail Dr, Vernon, TX 76384 , Phone: (940) 552-2100, Fax: (940) 552-2105
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Vernon, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Vernon travel time to work - commute


Vernon mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (37%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Vernon city (based on Wilbarger County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.09%
Here75.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents52.6%10.3%8.6%8.3%7.8%
Congregations25.0%2.8%8.3%19.4%8.3%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents4.4%2.1%1.7%1.5%2.7%
Congregations5.6%2.8%2.8%2.8%22.2%
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: 2
Wilbarger County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

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

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.0%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilbarger County:

27.4%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

15.7%

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 2$8,826$52,9560$0
Other Government Administration 4$20,122$60,3660$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,526$30,3120$0
Police Protection - Officers 20$57,754$34,6520$0
Police - Other 6$12,384$24,7681$216
Firefighters 20$58,894$35,3360$0
Streets and Highways 6$13,732$27,4640$0
Solid Waste Management 1$1,814$21,7680$0
Sewerage 7$15,860$27,1890$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,842$29,0520$0
Water Supply 11$27,666$30,1810$0
Other and Unallocable 12$27,264$27,2640$0
Totals for Government 92$251,684$32,8281$216

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $267,000 ($24.79)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($0.46)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,362,000 ($126.47)
    Sewerage: $1,156,000 ($107.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,146,000 ($106.42)
    Fire Protection: $1,095,000 ($101.68)
    Police Protection: $1,092,000 ($101.40)
    Regular Highways: $717,000 ($66.58)
    General - Other: $644,000 ($59.80)
    Central Staff Services: $206,000 ($19.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $201,000 ($18.66)
    General Public Buildings: $156,000 ($14.49)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($10.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $72,000 ($6.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,000 ($5.39)
    Libraries: $46,000 ($4.27)
    Welfare - Other: $3,000 ($0.28)
    Health Services - Other: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $255,000 ($23.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $38,000 ($3.53)
    Fire Protection: $27,000 ($2.51)
    Police Protection: $25,000 ($2.32)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($0.65)
    Protective Inspection & Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($0.56)
    Central Staff: $3,000 ($0.28)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.19)
    General Public Building: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,645,000 ($245.61)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,228,000 ($114.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,128,000 ($104.75)
    All Other: $40,000 ($3.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($0.37)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $54,000 ($5.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health & Hospitals: $84,000 ($7.80)
    General Support: $3,000 ($0.28)
    All Other: $3,000 ($0.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $443,000 ($41.14)
    General Revenue, NEC: $356,000 ($33.06)
    Rents: $28,000 ($2.60)
    Special Assessments: $17,000 ($1.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,225,000 ($206.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $129,000 ($11.98)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.37)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,210,000 ($112.36)
    Property: $1,024,000 ($95.09)
    Public Utilities: $450,000 ($41.79)
    Other Selective Sales: $127,000 ($11.79)
    NEC: $12,000 ($1.11)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $5,000 ($0.46)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,505,000 ($511.19)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $290,000 ($26.93)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $5,275,000 ($489.83)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $290,000 ($26.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $230,000 ($21.36)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $365,000 ($33.89)
    End of Fiscal Year: $302,000 ($28.04)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $727,000 ($67.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,917,000 ($642.31)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $271,000 ($25.16)

7.55% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.55%
Texas average:

8.37%

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 Wichita County, TX  0.93% ($23,744 average AGI)
from Hardeman County, TX  0.54% ($27,600)
from Dallas County, TX  0.33% ($27,933)


7.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Texas average:

7.44%

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 Wichita County, TX  1.54% ($29,239 average AGI)
to Hardeman County, TX  0.33% ($24,600)
to Tillman County, OK  0.28% ($18,385)

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)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


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:

  • Fire: 164
  • Hazardous Condition: 125
  • Service Call: 47
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Vernon


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Vernon, TX

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
Businesses in Vernon, TX
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
ColorTyme1RadioShack1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Super 81
Goodwill1U-Haul1
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walmart1
McDonald's1
Browse common businesses in Vernon, TX


Vernon on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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