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Vernon County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2017: 30,548 (14% urban, 86% rural); it was 28,056 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,454
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,711
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,564
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,451 (it was 2,261 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 795 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Vernon County: 87.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.0%), Educational, health and social services (19.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 47%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 41%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Vernon County, WI (2017)
    • 29,205104.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4971.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2831.0%Two or more races
    • 1500.5%Asian alone
    • 1360.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 820.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 290.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.5 years
Males: 15,326  (50.2%)
Females: 15,222  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Vernon County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,238 ($33,178 in 1999)
This county:

$52,238
Wisconsin:

$59,305

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $522 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $682)
This county:

$522
State:

$699


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $157,343 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Vernon:

$157,343
Wisconsin:

$178,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,358 - $249,414

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $204,019
Here:

$204,019
State:

$226,213

Townhouses or other attached units: $182,483
Here:

$182,483
State:

$193,354

In 2-unit structures: $134,294
Here:

$134,294
State:

$145,793

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $164,198
Here:

$164,198
State:

$159,745

Mobile homes: $65,440
Here:

$65,440
State:

$52,168

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,191
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $447

Institutionalized population: 287

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 44
  • Thefts: 83
  • Auto thefts: 9

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 56
  • Thefts: 110
  • Auto thefts: 6
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 102 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1998: 69 buildings, average cost: $73,600
  • 1999: 74 buildings, average cost: $93,300
  • 2000: 92 buildings, average cost: $97,000
  • 2001: 72 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2002: 62 buildings, average cost: $101,100
  • 2003: 72 buildings, average cost: $118,400
  • 2004: 140 buildings, average cost: $109,000
  • 2005: 95 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2006: 111 buildings, average cost: $128,200
  • 2007: 85 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2008: 50 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2009: 60 buildings, average cost: $141,800
  • 2010: 61 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2011: 43 buildings, average cost: $135,400
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2013: 49 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2014: 62 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2015: 81 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2016: 86 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2017: 99 buildings, average cost: $175,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Vernon, WI residents
Average permit cost in Vernon, WI
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,673 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,440 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Vernon, WI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Vernon, WI in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Vernon, WI in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
Vernon County:

15.2%
Wisconsin:

11.3%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.0% for Black residents, 22.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for American Indian residents, 86.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 47.1% for other race residents, 10.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.6 years old
(Males: 41.6 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.5 years old, Black residents: 35.9 years old, American Indian residents: 55.7 years old, Asian residents: 33.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.8 years old, Other race residents: 27.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Vernon County is $401 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Viroqua, Westby, Bergen, Hillsboro, Stoddard, La Farge, Coon Valley, Coon, Kickapoo, Whitestown.

Vernon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cumberland County, Maine , Fremont County, Wyoming , Strafford County, New Hampshire , Hot Springs County, Wyoming , Wayne County, New York , Palo Alto County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.8%
Wisconsin:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Vernon, WI
County total employment by year in Vernon, WI
County average yearly wages by year in Vernon, WI

Current college students: 679
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 336 (73.3% naturalized citizens)

Vernon County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 652010 or later
  • 542000 to 2009
  • 811990 to 1999
  • 461980 to 1989
  • 201970 to 1979
  • 114Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,428
  • One, attached: 193
  • Two: 247
  • 3 or 4: 200
  • 5 to 9: 229
  • 10 to 19: 239
  • 20 to 49: 176
  • 50 or more: 68
  • Mobile homes: 1,245
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Vernon County with a mortgage: 5,200 (140 second mortgage, 420 home equity loan, 27 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,192

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

64.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Vernon County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8,27626
Evangelical Protestant6,86450
Catholic3,0604
Other1153
None11,458-
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: 4
Vernon County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Vernon County:

5.18 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 21
This county:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Vernon County:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Vernon County:

28.3%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.2%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Vernon County:

Average size of farms: 171 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,453
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $105.73
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.62%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 80.57%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,733
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 43.37%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.05%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,612
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.11%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.52
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.58%
Corn for grain: 48970 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 663 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 21011 harvested acres
Vegetables: 176 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 108 acres

Earthquake activity:

Vernon County-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 387.2 miles away from Vernon County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 177.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 363.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 294.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 147.6 miles away from Vernon County center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 386.5 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:

  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to September 22, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4288: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4288, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 20, 2013 to June 28, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4141: August 08, 2013, FEMA Id: 4141, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1719: August 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2001 to July 06, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1369: May 11, 2001, FEMA Id: 1369, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Tornadoes, Heavy Rain And Flooding, Incident Period: June 18, 1998 to June 30, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1236: July 24, 1998, FEMA Id: 1236, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Wisconsin Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-994: July 02, 1993, FEMA Id: 994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Vernon County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 2, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Vernon

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,881 (75.6%)
  • Carpooled: 678 (6.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 82 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 203 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 53 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 465 (4.5%)
  • Worked at home: 1,149 (11.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (18%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (14%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Russia (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Vernon County


  • Norwegian (28%)
  • German (22%)
  • Pennsylvania German (17%)
  • American (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • English (3%)
  • Czech (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 280 people in nursing homes
  • 65 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 31 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 29 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other group homes

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

  • 218 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 103 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 69 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,070.

6.11% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,126 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.78% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($35,164 average AGI)
1.34% relocated from other states ($10,961 average AGI)
Vernon County:

1.34%
Wisconsin average:

1.91%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.68% ($47,699 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.53% ($30,393)
from Crawford County, WI  0.40% ($38,239)
from Richland County, WI  0.34% ($36,538)
from Dane County, WI  0.25% ($61,517)
from Juneau County, WI  0.24% ($24,429)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.18% ($61,238)


5.75% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,605 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.26% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($27,680 average AGI)
1.49% relocated to other states ($9,927 average AGI)
Vernon County:

1.49%
Wisconsin average:

2.13%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.65% ($43,165 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  0.52% ($34,542)
to Crawford County, WI  0.35% ($24,325)
to Richland County, WI  0.32% ($32,541)
to Dane County, WI  0.24% ($35,963)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.1

Births per 1000 population in Vernon County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Vernon County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Vernon County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vernon County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Vernon County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Vernon County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Vernon County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Vernon County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Vernon County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,421 (4,720 aged, 701 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 506 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (347)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (294)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (268)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (261)
  • Congestive heart failure (237)
  • Unspecified dementia (174)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (155)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (138)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (118)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (78)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,630
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 307
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,949

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,532
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 950

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 146.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 105.7
  • Other - 40.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,548
  • In family households: 25,380 (4,786 male householders, 3,425 female householders)
    6,816 spouses, 9,191 children (8,705 natural, 218 adopted, 268 stepchildren), 246 grandchildren, 95 brothers or sisters, 140 parents, 162 other relatives, 476 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,693 (2,031 male householders (1,673 living alone)), 1,936 female householders (1,662 living alone)), 711 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 427

Size of family households: 4,468 2-persons, 1,391 3-persons, 1,186 4-persons, 585 5-persons, 238 6-persons, 374 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,333 1-person, 566 2-persons, 50 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons.

5,877 married couples with children.
1,431 single-parent households (410 men, 1,021 women).

89.0% of residents of Vernon speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
10.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $146,605,000 ($5,108 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,065,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $68,984,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $24,277,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,896,000
Federal grants: $40,221,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,852,000 ($355,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $6,375,000 ($644,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,238,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,489,000
Federal Government insurance: $12,769,000

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

Births: 2,068
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,570
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +540
Here:

+19 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Vernon County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.21 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • Year house built in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • 2752014 or later
  • 3482010 to 2013
  • 2,0702000 to 2009
  • 1,7811990 to 1999
  • 1,1931980 to 1989
  • 1,8501970 to 1979
  • 8461960 to 1969
  • 1,0621950 to 1959
  • 7801940 to 1949
  • 3,9611939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • 241 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 2393 rooms
  • 9824 rooms
  • 1,8205 rooms
  • 1,8546 rooms
  • 1,5827 rooms
  • 1,1658 rooms
  • 1,6419+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • 1171 room
  • 1772 rooms
  • 4383 rooms
  • 6284 rooms
  • 5545 rooms
  • 3636 rooms
  • 2297 rooms
  • 1398 rooms
  • 1749+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • 24no bedroom
  • 3141 bedroom
  • 2,0462 bedrooms
  • 4,3963 bedrooms
  • 1,8074 bedrooms
  • 7905+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin
  • 118no bedroom
  • 5991 bedroom
  • 1,0902 bedrooms
  • 6663 bedrooms
  • 2134 bedrooms
  • 1245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 663no vehicle
  • 1,6601 vehicle
  • 4,1012 vehicles
  • 2,0433 vehicles
  • 6584 vehicles
  • 2435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 490no vehicle
  • 1,2111 vehicle
  • 8262 vehicles
  • 2473 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

92.3% of Vernon County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Wisconsin.

Vernon County:

92.3%
State average:

85.6%

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

  • This state: 23,889
  • Other state: 6,167
  • Northeast: 618
  • Midwest: 4,326
  • South: 503
  • West: 700
Year householders moved into unit in Vernon County, WI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Vernon County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 33.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 32.1%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Wood
  • 5.6%Electricity
  • 4.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 37.8%Utility gas
  • 22.3%Electricity
  • 21.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.4%Wood
  • 5.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 981
Here:

29.0%
Wisconsin:

14.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 248
Here:

16.8%
Wisconsin:

8.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 78
Here:

13.3%
Wisconsin:

18.3%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Vernon County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $6,560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,082,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,088,000
    General Public Buildings: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,972,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,885,000
    Regular Highways: $4,644,000
    Police Protection: $2,330,000
    General - Other: $2,107,000
    Health - Other: $1,858,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,736,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,322,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,065,000
    Financial Administration: $854,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $795,000
    Central Staff Services: $592,000
    Libraries: $362,000
    General Public Buildings: $266,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $240,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $867,000
    Other: $564,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $337,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,784,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,406,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,837,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $569,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $207,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $32,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $238,000
    Central Staff Services: $70,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,949,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,954,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,856,000
    Highways: $1,272,000
    Other: $1,066,000
    Health and Hospitals: $241,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
    Education: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,537,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,412,000
    Other License: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,672,000

Vernon County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $6,560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,082,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,088,000
    General Public Buildings: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,972,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,885,000
    Regular Highways: $4,644,000
    Police Protection: $2,330,000
    General - Other: $2,107,000
    Health - Other: $1,858,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,736,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,322,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,065,000
    Financial Administration: $854,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $795,000
    Central Staff Services: $592,000
    Libraries: $362,000
    General Public Buildings: $266,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $240,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $867,000
    Other: $564,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $337,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,784,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,406,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,837,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $569,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $207,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $32,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $238,000
    Central Staff Services: $70,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,949,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,954,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,856,000
    Highways: $1,272,000
    Other: $1,066,000
    Health and Hospitals: $241,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
    Education: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,537,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,412,000
    Other License: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,672,000

Vernon County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $6,560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,082,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,088,000
    General Public Buildings: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,972,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,885,000
    Regular Highways: $4,644,000
    Police Protection: $2,330,000
    General - Other: $2,107,000
    Health - Other: $1,858,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,736,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,322,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,065,000
    Financial Administration: $854,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $795,000
    Central Staff Services: $592,000
    Libraries: $362,000
    General Public Buildings: $266,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $240,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $867,000
    Other: $564,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $337,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,784,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,406,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,837,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $569,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $207,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $32,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $238,000
    Central Staff Services: $70,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,949,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,954,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,856,000
    Highways: $1,272,000
    Other: $1,066,000
    Health and Hospitals: $241,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
    Education: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,537,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,412,000
    Other License: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,672,000

Vernon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $6,560,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,082,000
    Parks and Recreation: $47,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,088,000
    General Public Buildings: $187,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare Institutions: $6,972,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,885,000
    Regular Highways: $4,644,000
    Police Protection: $2,330,000
    General - Other: $2,107,000
    Health - Other: $1,858,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,736,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,322,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,065,000
    Financial Administration: $854,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $795,000
    Central Staff Services: $592,000
    Libraries: $362,000
    General Public Buildings: $266,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $240,000
    Parks and Recreation: $240,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $867,000
    Other: $564,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $337,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,784,000
    Health and Hospitals: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,406,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,837,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $569,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $207,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $32,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $238,000
    Central Staff Services: $70,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,949,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $3,954,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,856,000
    Highways: $1,272,000
    Other: $1,066,000
    Health and Hospitals: $241,000
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000
    Education: $20,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,537,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,412,000
    Other License: $77,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $41,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,672,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 483
  • Number of aged recipients: 86
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 397
  • Number of recipients under 18: 54
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 288
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 141
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 246
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 178
Most common first names in Vernon County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John43076.9 years
Robert34170.2 years
William31178.0 years
Mary29380.7 years
Anna22785.5 years
Joseph22577.2 years
George22278.2 years
Helen22182.3 years
James21370.3 years
Edward19479.0 years
Most common last names in Vernon County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson22478.3 years
Olson21679.0 years
Anderson17779.5 years
Peterson14779.5 years
Nelson13680.0 years
Smith13577.2 years
Hanson13279.3 years
Larson12780.3 years
Thompson10579.1 years
Miller10579.7 years
Businesses in Vernon County, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's2
Budget Car Rental1Nike2
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx4Subway3
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul4
Jones New York1U.S. Cellular1
La-Z-Boy2UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1