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Vernon County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2014: 30,362 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Vernon County: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (36.7%), Educational, health and social services (15.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Vernon County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years
Males: 15,147  (49.9%)
Females: 15,215  (50.1%)
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Vernon County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Vernon County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,713 ($33,178 in 1999)

This county:

$49,713
Wisconsin:

$55,638

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $470 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $604)
This county:

$470
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $143,025 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Vernon:

$143,025
Wisconsin:

$168,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $86,252 - $226,735

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $189,878
Here:

$189,878
State:

$210,534

Townhouses or other attached units: $166,712
Here:

$166,712
State:

$176,643

In 2-unit structures: $131,601
Here:

$131,601
State:

$142,868

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $159,745
Here:

$159,745
State:

$155,412

Mobile homes: $63,901
Here:

$63,901
State:

$50,941
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,172
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $450

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,605 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,404 (1.9%)

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 2015: 16.0%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.2% for Black residents, 38.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.0% for American Indian residents, 61.6% for other race residents, 14.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 14.9%
Vernon County:

14.9%
Wisconsin:

12.1%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Black residents, 36.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.6% for American Indian residents, 64.6% for other race residents, 13.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 42 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 21 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 27 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:

3.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 679
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 236 (64% naturalized citizens)

Vernon County:

0.8%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 36
  • 1990 to 1994: 20
  • 1985 to 1989: 29
  • 1980 to 1984: 17
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 12
  • 1965 to 1969: 102
Note: State values scaled to Vernon County population

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: 9,170
  • One, attached: 117
  • Two: 458
  • 3 or 4: 206
  • 5 to 9: 142
  • 10 to 19: 147
  • 20 or more: 265
  • Mobile homes: 1,827
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 84

Housing units in Vernon County with a mortgage: 2,438 (301 second mortgage, 177 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,069

Here:

54.1% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Vernon County

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Germany (21%)
  • Mexico (20%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • United Kingdom (6%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)

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

  • Norwegian (38%)
  • German (27%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Czech (4%)
  • Italian (2%)

Vernon County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,213 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 1,379 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 53 (0%)
  • Taxi: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 24 (0%)
  • Walked: 693 (5%)
  • Other means: 129 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,420 (11%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $44,173.

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,271 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.73% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($25,192 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($12,079 average AGI)
Vernon County:

1.53%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from La Crosse County, WI  1.24% ($36,212 average AGI)
from Monroe County, WI  0.44% ($26,714)
from Richland County, WI  0.35% ($32,359)
from Crawford County, WI  0.33% ($32,472)
from Juneau County, WI  0.26% ($32,034)
from Dane County, WI  0.21% ($41,739)
from Grant County, WI  0.15% ($21,647)


5.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.89% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($22,284 average AGI)
1.37% relocated to other states ($8,873 average AGI)
Vernon County:

1.37%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to La Crosse County, WI  1.32% ($28,178 average AGI)
to Monroe County, WI  0.49% ($23,074)
to Richland County, WI  0.34% ($29,842)
to Crawford County, WI  0.30% ($25,545)
to Dane County, WI  0.17% ($39,842)
to Juneau County, WI  0.15% ($31,059)
to Sauk County, WI  0.15% ($30,529)

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 live births 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

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: 5,421 (4,720 aged, 701 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 506 (7%)

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, 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: 29,383
  • In family households: 25,011 (6,183 male householders, 1,710 female householders)
    6,565 spouses, 9,279 children (8,731 natural, 199 adopted, 349 stepchildren), 270 grandchildren, 126 brothers or sisters, 125 parents, 130 other relatives, 543 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,372 (1,841 male householders (1,511 living alone)), 1,882 female householders (1,665 living alone)), 649 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 390 (287 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,871 2-persons, 1,514 3-persons, 1,287 4-persons, 626 5-persons, 298 6-persons, 297 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,176 1-person, 478 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

6,150 married couples with children.
1,159 single-parent households (359 men, 800 women).

90.7% of residents of Vernon County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
8.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (47% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 17% speak English not 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:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 26
  • 2010 to 2013: 314
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,856
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,692
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,374
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,974
  • 1960 to 1969: 882
  • 1950 to 1959: 934
  • 1940 to 1949: 853
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,931
Note: State values scaled to Vernon population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vernon County population
  • 1 room: 35
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 170
  • 4 rooms: 998
  • 5 rooms: 2,018
  • 6 rooms: 1,951
  • 7 rooms: 1,551
  • 8 rooms: 962
  • 9+ rooms: 811
  • 1 room: 59
  • 2 rooms: 139
  • 3 rooms: 463
  • 4 rooms: 543
  • 5 rooms: 389
  • 6 rooms: 267
  • 7 rooms: 215
  • 8 rooms: 107
  • 9+ rooms: 79
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Vernon County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vernon County population
  • no bedroom: 38
  • 1 bedroom: 240
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,041
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,266
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,558
  • 5+ bedrooms: 421
  • no bedroom: 61
  • 1 bedroom: 626
  • 2 bedrooms: 767
  • 3 bedrooms: 473
  • 4 bedrooms: 261
  • 5+ bedrooms: 73
Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Vernon County population
  • no vehicle: 510
  • 1 vehicle: 2,101
  • 2 vehicles: 3,862
  • 3 vehicles: 1,525
  • 4 vehicles: 423
  • 5+ vehicles: 143
  • no vehicle: 455
  • 1 vehicle: 901
  • 2 vehicles: 639
  • 3 vehicles: 200
  • 4 vehicles: 35
  • 5+ vehicles: 31

64% of Vernon County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 50% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Wisconsin.

Vernon County:

64.3%
State average:

57.2%

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

  • This state: 22,364
  • Northeast: 577
  • Midwest: 3,855
  • South: 381
  • West: 542

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $47,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 6%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Vernon County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.0%)
  • Utility gas (31.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16.9%)
  • Wood (13.7%)
  • Electricity (5.8%)
  • Utility gas (36.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.5%)
  • Electricity (20.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12.4%)
  • Wood (8.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 786
Here:

21.4%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 122
Here:

6.8%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 90
Here:

16.8%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

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: $1,276,000
    General Public Buildings: $36,000
  • Current Operations - Welfare - Other: $11,163,000
    Regular Highways: $4,156,000
    Police Protection: $1,453,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,164,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,112,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,021,000
    General - Other: $768,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $650,000
    Corrections - Other: $597,000
    Central Staff Services: $474,000
    Financial Administration: $447,000
    General Public Buildings: $258,000
    Parks & Recreation: $217,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education: $206,000
    Libraries: $105,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $53,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $254,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,521,000

Vernon County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $5,387,000
    Solid Waste Management: $695,000
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $94,000
    Public Welfare: $1,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $481,000
    All Other: $156,000
    Health & Hospitals: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $574,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $448,000
    Rents: $36,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $5,857,000
    Highways: $2,737,000
    General Support: $1,951,000
    All Other: $1,227,000
    Health & Hospitals: $137,000
    Education: $39,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,579,000
    Total General Sales: $1,067,000
    NEC: $118,000

Vernon County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $885,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $400,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,125,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $160,000

Vernon County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,863,000

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
Vernon County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Vernon County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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