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Vernon County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2014: 21,001 (42% urban, 58% rural); it was 20,454 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,392
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,515
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,759
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,489 (it was 2,207 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

31%

Land area: 834 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Vernon County: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.3%), Educational, health and social services (25.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 6%
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Races in Vernon County, Missouri:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Missouri median age:  37.0 years
Males: 10,192  (48.5%)
Females: 10,809  (51.5%)
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Vernon County,MO real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Vernon County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,763 ($30,021 in 1999)

This county:

$38763
Missouri:

$46931

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $405 (lower quartile is $286, upper quartile is $489)
This county:

$405
State:

$566


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $81,378 (it was $61,400 in 2000)
Vernon:

$81,378
Missouri:

$133,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,696 - $152,817
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $949
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $322

Institutionalized population: 451

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 87
  • Thefts: 162
  • Auto thefts: 21

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 59
  • Burglaries: 84
  • Thefts: 155
  • Auto thefts: 45
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,800
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $79,600
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $120,400
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $70,400
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $58,400
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $111,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $755 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $592 (0.8%)

Vernon County household income distribution in 2009 Vernon County home values distribution Vernon County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.1%
(21.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 75.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.3% for American Indian residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 18.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.0%
Vernon County:

22.0%
Missouri:

15.9%
(21.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.8% for Black residents, 72.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.6% for American Indian residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 39 years old, Asian residents: 40 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 12 years old, Other race residents: 58 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Vernon County is $384 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $465 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $651 a month.

Cities in this county include: Nevada, Sheldon, Schell City, Walker, Bronaugh, Moundville, Richards, Harwood, Milo, Deerfield.

Vernon 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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Neighboring counties: Accomack County, Virginia , Bullitt County, Kentucky , Marin County, California , King George County, Virginia , Williamson County, Illinois , Woodford County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.9%
Missouri:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 704
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 256 (31% naturalized citizens)

Vernon County:

1.3%
Whole state:

2.7%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 33
  • 1990 to 1994: 96
  • 1985 to 1989: 6
  • 1980 to 1984: 14
  • 1975 to 1979: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 27
  • 1970 to 1974: 22
  • 1965 to 1969: 49

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 78.7%

Vernon County marital status for males Vernon County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,716
  • One, attached: 92
  • Two: 348
  • 3 or 4: 382
  • 5 to 9: 58
  • 10 to 19: 83
  • 20 or more: 48
  • Mobile homes: 1,121
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 24

Housing units in Vernon County with a mortgage: 2,037 (148 second mortgage, 128 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,382

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

67.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Vernon County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,24036
Mainline Protestant1,61811
Catholic5422
Other5223
None11,237-
Vernon County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Vernon County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Vernon County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

7.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Vernon County:

9.5%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

29.7%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Vernon County:

Average size of farms: 305 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,415
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $113.96
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.07%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.13%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,010
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 46.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.82%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,899
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.50%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.55
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.73%
Corn for grain: 35928 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 23637 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 70958 harvested acres
Vegetables: 62 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5,118 acres

Earthquake activity:

Vernon County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 264.7 miles away from Vernon County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 268.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 270.3 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 218.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 220.2 miles away from Vernon County center
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) earthquake occurred 353.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3317): February 3, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 5, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1961): March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 8, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1847): June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3303): January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 1, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1773): June 25, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1773, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 9, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1749): March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • MissouriSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 8, 2007 to December 15, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3281): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3281, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: March 8, 2006 to March 13, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1631): March 16, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1631, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • MissouriHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3232): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3232, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • MissouriSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to May 31, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1524): June 11, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1524, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Vernon County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Canada (25%)
  • United Kingdom (17%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • Japan (8%)
  • South Africa (7%)
  • Other Northern Europe (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Vernon County (%):

  • United States or American (27%)
  • German (22%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Vernon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,904 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 1,330 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 28 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 262 (3%)
  • Other means: 96 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 468 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Vernon County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 369 people in nursing homes
  • 251 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 152 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 123 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 107 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Vernon County, Missouri in 2010:

  • 286 people in college/university student housing
  • 263 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 105 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 95 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 48 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 45 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $38,581.

5.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,192 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Missouri average:

6.69%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.11% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($15,905 average AGI)
2.29% relocated from other states ($16,287 average AGI)
Vernon County:

2.29%
Missouri average:

2.54%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cedar County, MO  0.54% ($25,711 average AGI)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.40% ($28,179)
from Bates County, MO  0.30% ($19,476)
from Greene County, MO  0.30% ($18,762)
from Barton County, MO  0.28% ($25,200)
from Jasper County, MO  0.28% ($33,150)
from Jackson County, MO  0.23% ($21,313)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,977 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Missouri average:

6.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.57% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($15,516 average AGI)
2.64% relocated to other states ($12,461 average AGI)
Vernon County:

2.64%
Missouri average:

2.76%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cedar County, MO  0.61% ($22,256 average AGI)
to Greene County, MO  0.52% ($29,216)
to Jasper County, MO  0.39% ($22,286)
to Bates County, MO  0.37% ($20,962)
to Barton County, MO  0.32% ($26,174)
to Jackson County, MO  0.23% ($40,000)
to Crawford County, KS  0.20% ($23,714)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7

Births per 1000 population in Vernon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Vernon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 13.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Vernon County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vernon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vernon County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,013 (3,122 aged, 891 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 458 (9%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Vernon County, Missouri in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (310)
  • Acute ischaemic heart disease, unspecified (304)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (267)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (205)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (169)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (116)
  • Congestive heart failure (92)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (90)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (86)
  • Unspecified dementia (57)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1624.190
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1257.280

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30.87
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 88.06

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.68

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 169.2. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,293
  • In family households: 16,945 (4,093 male householders, 1,446 female householders)
    4,317 spouses, 5,728 children (5,198 natural, 133 adopted, 397 stepchildren), 424 grandchildren, 123 brothers or sisters, 113 parents, 152 other relatives, 462 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,348 (1,314 male householders (1,071 living alone)), 1,543 female householders (1,395 living alone)), 491 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 866 (451 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,692 2-persons, 1,152 3-persons, 935 4-persons, 461 5-persons, 180 6-persons, 119 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,466 1-person, 322 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 11 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

3,672 married couples with children.
1,148 single-parent households (258 men, 890 women).

96.9% of residents of Vernon County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 45% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $121,963,000 ($5984 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,924,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $53,571,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $26,830,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,909,000
Federal grants: $24,839,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,196,000 ($166,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,618,000 ($1,238,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $527,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,750,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,989,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 1,418
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,312
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +26
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -122
Here -6 per 1000 residents
State +5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Vernon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.86 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 138
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,029
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,375
  • 1980 to 1989: 991
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,708
  • 1960 to 1969: 836
  • 1950 to 1959: 948
  • 1940 to 1949: 477
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,950
Rooms in houses/apartments in Vernon County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 24
  • 3 rooms: 144
  • 4 rooms: 672
  • 5 rooms: 1,419
  • 6 rooms: 1,509
  • 7 rooms: 825
  • 8 rooms: 602
  • 9+ rooms: 557
  • 1 room: 65
  • 2 rooms: 91
  • 3 rooms: 429
  • 4 rooms: 658
  • 5 rooms: 443
  • 6 rooms: 310
  • 7 rooms: 140
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9+ rooms: 24
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Vernon County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 224
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,609
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,003
  • 4 bedrooms: 701
  • 5+ bedrooms: 213
  • no bedroom: 109
  • 1 bedroom: 631
  • 2 bedrooms: 886
  • 3 bedrooms: 480
  • 4 bedrooms: 88
  • 5+ bedrooms: 13
Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 197
  • 1 vehicle: 1,453
  • 2 vehicles: 2,425
  • 3 vehicles: 1,138
  • 4 vehicles: 386
  • 5+ vehicles: 160
  • no vehicle: 416
  • 1 vehicle: 1,075
  • 2 vehicles: 581
  • 3 vehicles: 105
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

55% of Vernon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Missouri.

Vernon County:

55.0%
State average:

54.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13182
  • Northeast: 244
  • Midwest: 3669
  • South: 1545
  • West: 1474

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $30,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Vernon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (35.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.2%)
  • Electricity (20.6%)
  • Wood (7.8%)
  • Utility gas (46.4%)
  • Electricity (29.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.3%)
  • Wood (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 215
Here:

9.2%
Missouri:

13.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 97
Here:

6.9%
Missouri:

11.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 263
Here:

41.0%
Missouri:

24.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Vernon County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $375,000
    General Public Buildings: $196,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $407,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $370,000
    Central Staff Services: $358,000
    Regular Highways: $330,000
    General - Other: $304,000
    Financial Administration: $255,000
    Corrections - Other: $192,000
    General Public Buildings: $123,000
    Welfare - Other: $49,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $1,000
    Sewerage: $1,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $240,000
    General: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $142,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,241,000

Vernon County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $281,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $189,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $92,000
    Interest Earnings: $39,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $989,000
    All Other: $342,000
    Housing & Community Development: $97,000
    General Support: $1,000
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $792,000
    Property: $376,000
    NEC: $15,000

Vernon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,450,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 620
  • Number of aged recipients: 33
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 587
  • Number of recipients under 18: 74
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 468
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 78
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 228
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 251
Vernon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Vernon County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Vernon County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary18280.2 years
William16975.5 years
John15476.5 years
James13773.2 years
Robert11571.5 years
Charles10574.0 years
George10075.6 years
Helen7176.2 years
Ruth6480.5 years
Harry6179.7 years
Most common last names in Vernon County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11075.8 years
Johnson6176.2 years
Davis4978.8 years
Jones4876.5 years
Brown4275.7 years
Williams3974.2 years
Miller3879.1 years
Thomas3876.9 years
Wilson3476.7 years
Moore3279.8 years
Businesses in Vernon County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Furniture1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets3