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Vernon Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2017: 52,138 (50% urban, 50% rural); it was 52,531 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,352
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,343
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,360
Renter-occupied apartments: 8,470 (it was 7,900 in 2000)
% of renters here:

43%
State:

33%

Land area: 1328 sq. mi.

Water area: 13.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Vernon Parish: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.8%), Retail trade (16.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 23%
  • Government: 55%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Vernon Parish, LA (2017)
    • 36,20968.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,37514.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5,1069.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,4882.8%Two or more races
    • 9461.8%Asian alone
    • 6421.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2450.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 810.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

30.4 years
Louisiana median age:

36.8 years
Males: 27,716  (53.2%)
Females: 24,422  (46.8%)
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Average household size:
Vernon Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $46,056 ($31,216 in 1999)
This county:

$46,056
Louisiana:

$46,145

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $887 (lower quartile is $574, upper quartile is $1,104)
This county:

$887
State:

$678


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $123,921 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Vernon:

$123,921
Louisiana:

$162,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,761 - $197,695
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,027
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $269

Institutionalized population: 286

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 81
  • Burglaries: 102
  • Thefts: 450
  • Auto thefts: 22
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $38,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $50,800
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $87,900
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $28,800
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $24,100
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2012: 156 buildings, average cost: $204,000
  • 2013: 109 buildings, average cost: $215,500
  • 2014: 76 buildings, average cost: $220,000
  • 2015: 54 buildings, average cost: $199,600
  • 2016: 54 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2017: 54 buildings, average cost: $197,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Vernon, LA residents
Average permit cost in Vernon, LA
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $611 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $252 (0.3%)

Distribution of median household income in Vernon, LA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Vernon, LA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Vernon, LA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.0%
Vernon Parish:

17.0%
Louisiana:

19.7%
(16.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.4% for Black residents, 19.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.6% for American Indian residents, 6.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.6% for other race residents, 11.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 30.4 years old
(Males: 28.9 years old, Females: 32.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 32.3 years old, Black residents: 28.2 years old, American Indian residents: 28.4 years old, Asian residents: 34.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.8 years old, Other race residents: 22.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Vernon Parish is $380 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $611 a month.

Cities in this county include: Fort Polk South, Leesville, Fort Polk North, New Llano, Rosepine, Anacoco, Simpson, Pitkin, Hornbeck.

Vernon Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Angelina County, Texas , Jackson County, Mississippi , Coffee County, Georgia , Walton County, Florida , Lee County, Georgia , Jeff Davis County, Texas , Polk County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Louisiana:

3.8%

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

Current college students: 2,577
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,946 (62.1% naturalized citizens)

Vernon Parish:

3.7%
Whole state:

4.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5892010 or later
  • 4762000 to 2009
  • 2801990 to 1999
  • 5121980 to 1989
  • 3611970 to 1979
  • 446Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.3%

Vernon Parish marital status for males Vernon Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,276
  • One, attached: 1,445
  • Two: 1,490
  • 3 or 4: 2,281
  • 5 to 9: 787
  • 10 to 19: 235
  • 20 to 49: 103
  • 50 or more: 36
  • Mobile homes: 4,619
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Vernon Parish with a mortgage: 4,165 (74 second mortgage, 100 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,202

Here:

44.4% with mortgage
State:

52.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Vernon Parish

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,93187
Black Protestant3,5515
Other1,6154
Mainline Protestant8529
Catholic7821
None23,603-
Vernon Parish 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: 5
Vernon Parish:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Vernon Parish:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

4.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Vernon Parish:

9.3%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Vernon Parish:

31.2%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Vernon Parish:

Average size of farms: 108 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,810
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $58.61
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.29%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,561
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.99%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $28,112
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 98.48%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.54
Corn for grain: 304 harvested acres
Vegetables: 43 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10 acres

Earthquake activity:

Vernon Parish-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Louisiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 290.6 miles away from Vernon Parish center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 286.4 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) earthquake occurred 288.9 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 354.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 351.8 miles away from Vernon Parish center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 522.2 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:

  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 08, 2016 to April 08, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4263: March 13, 2016, FEMA Id: 4263, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Ike, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to November 07, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1792: September 13, 2008, FEMA Id: 1792, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 01, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1786: September 02, 2008, FEMA Id: 1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 27, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3289: August 29, 2008, FEMA Id: 3289, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 16, 2006 to November 08, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1668: November 02, 2006, FEMA Id: 1668, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1607: September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: 1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3260: September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3212: August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: 3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Louisiana Loss of the Space Shuttle <span class="italic">Columbia</span>, Incident Period: February 01, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3172: February 01, 2003, FEMA Id: 3172, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Louisiana Hurricane Lili, Incident Period: October 01, 2002 to October 16, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1437: October 03, 2002, FEMA Id: 1437, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Vernon Parish (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 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: 18,775 (84.0%)
  • Carpooled: 1,904 (8.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 86 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 431 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 99 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 533 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 502 (2.2%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Germany (12%)
  • Korea (11%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Africa, n.e.c. (7%)
  • Sudan (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Vernon Parish


  • American (19%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

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

People in group quarters in Vernon Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 2,772 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 216 people in nursing homes
  • 205 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 20 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 12 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 6 people in other group homes

People in group quarters in Vernon Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 1,937 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 180 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 94 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 22 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $53,403.

15.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,494 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

15.21%
Louisiana average:

6.26%


1.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,906 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

1.06%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

2.69% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($7,291 average AGI)
11.46% relocated from other states ($31,297 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

11.46%
Louisiana average:

2.30%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Beauregard Parish, LA  0.92% ($40,348 average AGI)
from Honolulu County, HI  0.41% ($46,329)
from El Paso County, TX  0.35% ($45,770)
from Cumberland County, NC  0.32% ($53,327)
from Muscogee County, GA  0.32% ($46,709)
from Rapides Parish, LA  0.30% ($46,981)
from El Paso County, CO  0.30% ($49,596)


17.10% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,278 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

17.10%
Louisiana average:

6.56%


0.77% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,966 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

0.77%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

3.13% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($7,408 average AGI)
13.21% relocated to other states ($33,904 average AGI)
Vernon Parish:

13.21%
Louisiana average:

2.61%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Beauregard Parish, LA  1.07% ($42,282 average AGI)
to Harris County, TX  0.40% ($42,704)
to Rapides Parish, LA  0.40% ($54,169)
to Honolulu County, HI  0.38% ($42,030)
to Calcasieu Parish, LA  0.34% ($32,967)
to Bell County, TX  0.33% ($41,746)
to El Paso County, CO  0.33% ($46,017)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 20.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 19.2

Births per 1000 population in Vernon Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Vernon Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Vernon Parish
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Vernon Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Vernon Parish
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Vernon Parish
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Vernon Parish
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Vernon Parish
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Vernon Parish

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,440 (4,290 aged, 1,150 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,469 (23%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Vernon Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (449)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (434)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (373)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (243)
  • Respiratory arrest (237)
  • Congestive heart failure (177)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (127)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (123)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (121)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (114)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.04
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,718
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 188
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66,136

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,961
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 650
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 47

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 117.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 92.6
  • Other - 25.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 52,138
  • In family households: 43,856 (7,328 male householders, 5,072 female householders)
    9,621 spouses, 16,858 children (15,133 natural, 433 adopted, 1,324 stepchildren), 1,790 grandchildren, 604 brothers or sisters, 586 parents, 937 other relatives, 1,008 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,427 (3,028 male householders (2,713 living alone)), 2,446 female householders (2,135 living alone)), 954 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,817

Size of family households: 4,958 2-persons, 3,184 3-persons, 2,434 4-persons, 1,047 5-persons, 564 6-persons, 203 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,853 1-person, 589 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 15 6-persons.

8,922 married couples with children.
2,729 single-parent households (605 men, 2,124 women).

92.4% of residents of Vernon speak English at home.
4.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (80% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (58% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (60% speak English very well, 40% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,015,252,000 ($20,492 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $800,375,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $128,297,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $51,362,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $591,000
Federal grants: $58,737,000
Federal procurement contracts: $359,026,000 ($357,201,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $417,240,000 ($410,679,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $457,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,846,000
Federal Government insurance: $14,143,000

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

Births: 5,256
Here:

108 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,916
Here:

39 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +380
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -7,437
Here -153 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Vernon Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 6.32 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.5

Year house built in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • Year house built in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • 1,1942014 or later
  • 1,2352010 to 2013
  • 3,2462000 to 2009
  • 3,2591990 to 1999
  • 4,6131980 to 1989
  • 4,8861970 to 1979
  • 1,9971960 to 1969
  • 1,2341950 to 1959
  • 6571940 to 1949
  • 4341939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • 131 room
  • 682 rooms
  • 2023 rooms
  • 6904 rooms
  • 1,8735 rooms
  • 2,4426 rooms
  • 2,0287 rooms
  • 1,1218 rooms
  • 9639+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • 1951 room
  • 732 rooms
  • 5053 rooms
  • 1,6214 rooms
  • 2,0685 rooms
  • 2,0576 rooms
  • 1,1907 rooms
  • 5398 rooms
  • 4339+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • 19no bedroom
  • 2041 bedroom
  • 1,3612 bedrooms
  • 5,4393 bedrooms
  • 2,0704 bedrooms
  • 2585+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon Parish, Louisiana
  • 194no bedroom
  • 4901 bedroom
  • 3,2642 bedrooms
  • 3,4213 bedrooms
  • 1,2004 bedrooms
  • 1635+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon Parish in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 335no vehicle
  • 2,3251 vehicle
  • 3,8962 vehicles
  • 2,0633 vehicles
  • 5974 vehicles
  • 1585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon Parish in renter-occupied apartments
  • 545no vehicle
  • 4,3411 vehicle
  • 2,9972 vehicles
  • 5373 vehicles
  • 824 vehicles
  • 495+ vehicles

79.4% of Vernon Parish residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 24% lived in Louisiana.

Vernon Parish:

79.4%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 24,814
  • Other state: 23,216
  • Northeast: 2,625
  • Midwest: 4,184
  • South: 12,178
  • West: 4,271
Year householders moved into unit in Vernon Parish, LA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Vernon Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 74.3%Electricity
  • 14.3%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 84.1%Electricity
  • 13.2%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 510
Here:

9.2%
Louisiana:

18.3%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 312
Here:

12.1%
Louisiana:

18.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 264
Here:

9.5%
Louisiana:

17.5%

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 Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,322,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,907,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,649,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,914,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,774,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,400,000
    Regular Highways: $2,236,000
    General - Other: $2,082,000
    Financial Administration: $1,899,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,324,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,288,000
    Water Utilities: $1,154,000
    Libraries: $639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $390,000
    Health - Other: $328,000
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000
    Gas Utilities: $151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $82,000
    Corrections - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $101,000
    Other: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $749,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,730,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,789,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $941,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,691,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,179,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $853,000
    Sale of Property: $44,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $203,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,639,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,032,000
    Gas Utilities: $124,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,114,000
    Highways: $237,000
    General Local Government Support: $113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,973,000
    Property: $8,582,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $355,000
    Other Selective Sales: $342,000
    Other: $161,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,039,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $332,000

Vernon Parish government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,322,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,907,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,649,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,914,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,774,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,400,000
    Regular Highways: $2,236,000
    General - Other: $2,082,000
    Financial Administration: $1,899,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,324,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,288,000
    Water Utilities: $1,154,000
    Libraries: $639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $390,000
    Health - Other: $328,000
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000
    Gas Utilities: $151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $82,000
    Corrections - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $101,000
    Other: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $749,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,730,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,789,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $941,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,691,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,179,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $853,000
    Sale of Property: $44,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $203,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,639,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,032,000
    Gas Utilities: $124,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,114,000
    Highways: $237,000
    General Local Government Support: $113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,973,000
    Property: $8,582,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $355,000
    Other Selective Sales: $342,000
    Other: $161,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,039,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $332,000

Vernon Parish government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,322,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,907,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,649,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,914,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,774,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,400,000
    Regular Highways: $2,236,000
    General - Other: $2,082,000
    Financial Administration: $1,899,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,324,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,288,000
    Water Utilities: $1,154,000
    Libraries: $639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $390,000
    Health - Other: $328,000
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000
    Gas Utilities: $151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $82,000
    Corrections - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $101,000
    Other: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $749,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,730,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,789,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $941,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,691,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,179,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $853,000
    Sale of Property: $44,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $203,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,639,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,032,000
    Gas Utilities: $124,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,114,000
    Highways: $237,000
    General Local Government Support: $113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,973,000
    Property: $8,582,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $355,000
    Other Selective Sales: $342,000
    Other: $161,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,039,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $332,000

Vernon Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,322,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,907,000
    Housing and Community Development: $123,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $119,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,649,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,914,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,774,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,400,000
    Regular Highways: $2,236,000
    General - Other: $2,082,000
    Financial Administration: $1,899,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,775,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,324,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,288,000
    Water Utilities: $1,154,000
    Libraries: $639,000
    Housing and Community Development: $430,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $390,000
    Health - Other: $328,000
    Parks and Recreation: $201,000
    Gas Utilities: $151,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $93,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $82,000
    Corrections - Other: $67,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $101,000
    Other: $58,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $20,000
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $12,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $749,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,730,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,789,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $941,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,691,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,179,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $853,000
    Sale of Property: $44,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $203,000
    Regular Highways: $85,000
    Local Fire Protection: $64,000
    Police Protection: $34,000
    Correctional Institutions: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $7,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,639,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,032,000
    Gas Utilities: $124,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $871,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,114,000
    Highways: $237,000
    General Local Government Support: $113,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,000
    Water Utilities: $2,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,973,000
    Property: $8,582,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $355,000
    Other Selective Sales: $342,000
    Other: $161,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,039,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $332,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,163
  • Number of aged recipients: 109
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,054
  • Number of recipients under 18: 193
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 731
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 239
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 391
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 486
Most common first names in Vernon Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James22471.2 years
John19574.1 years
William19173.3 years
Mary13276.1 years
Robert9670.9 years
Willie7772.9 years
Charles6969.3 years
George6774.7 years
Henry6172.8 years
Thomas5771.8 years
Most common last names in Vernon Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith11971.0 years
Williams11173.3 years
Johnson10572.1 years
Brown7771.4 years
Jones7270.8 years
Martin7173.0 years
Davis7072.6 years
Jackson6970.9 years
Self6275.7 years
Stephens5673.9 years
Businesses in Vernon Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
Arby's1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike3
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Blockbuster2Payless1
Burger King3Penske1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut2
Church's Chicken2Popeyes1
Circle K2RadioShack1
Comfort Suites1SONIC Drive-In1
Curves1Sears1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
FedEx2Subway4
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Taco Bell2
Ford1Toyota1
GNC1U-Haul10
GameStop1UPS3
H&R Block3Walgreens1
Holiday Inn1Walmart1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1

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  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"