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Vernon township, NJ map Land area: 68.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.1 sq. mi.
Population: 24,686 (69% urban, 31% rural)
Males: 12,505  (50.7%)
Females: 12,181  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 24,680 (21,884 owner occupied, 2,796 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

34%


Races in Vernon township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.0%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.6%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 35.4
Median age of females: 35.8

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Average household size: 2.95

Vernon township:

3.0 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Average family size: 3.35

Estimated median household income in 2009: $82,943 ($67,566 in 1999)
This township:

$82,943
New Jersey:

$68,342

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $1,001 (lower quartile is $867, upper quartile is $1,164)
Here:

$1,001
State:

$962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $288,997 (it was $148,600 in 2000)
Vernon township:

$288,997
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $244,051 - $360,963

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $310,713
Here:

$310,713
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $229,115
Here:

$229,115
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $136,714
Here:

$136,714
State:

$397,697

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $181,656
Here:

$181,656
State:

$336,988

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $225,621
Here:

$225,621
State:

$292,192

Mobile homes: $714,009
Here:

$714,009
State:

$53,584
Population density: 361 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.9%
Whole state:

8.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.5%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Highland Lake, Vernon Valley.


Click to draw/clear Vernon township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Vernon township: Maple Grange (A), Camp Glenwood (B), Prices Switch (C), Vernon Township Ambulance Squad (D), Glenwood - Pochuck Volunteer Ambulance (E), Upper Greenwood Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps (F), Vernon Township Fire Department (G), Vernon Township Fire Department Office (H), McAfee Fire Department (I), Pochuck Valley Fire Department (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Canistear Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Marshall Pond (A), Barry Lakes (B), Mastodon Lake (C), Panorama Lake (D), Lake Lookout (E), Lake Wildwood (F), Lake Pochung (G), Livingston Ponds (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Wawayanda Creek (A), Cherry Ridge Brook (B), Black Creek (C), Papakating Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Vernon township: Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 1,255 (58% naturalized citizens)

Vernon township:  5.1%
State:  17.5%

66% of Vernon township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in New Jersey.

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

  • This state: 16423
  • Northeast: 5572
  • Midwest: 467
  • South: 579
  • West: 242

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $106,000

Vernon township, New Jersey satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,942
  • One, attached: 315
  • Two: 92
  • 3 or 4: 63
  • 5 to 9: 747
  • 10 to 19: 666
  • 20 to 49: 21
  • 50 or more: 106
  • Mobile homes: 34
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $625,000


Housing units in Vernon township with a mortgage: 5,553 (663 second mortgage, 728 home equity loan, 15 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,037

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 104
  • 1995 to 1998: 265
  • 1990 to 1994: 651
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,717
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,683
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,694
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,007
  • 1940 to 1949: 433
  • 1939 or earlier: 440

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Vernon township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 45
  • 3 rooms: 177
  • 4 rooms: 497
  • 5 rooms: 1,098
  • 6 rooms: 1,307
  • 7 rooms: 1,784
  • 8 rooms: 1,179
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,088

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 82
  • 3 rooms: 174
  • 4 rooms: 309
  • 5 rooms: 272
  • 6 rooms: 129
  • 7 rooms: 109
  • 8 rooms: 61
  • 9 or more rooms: 45

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Vernon township:

  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 260
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,230
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,649
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,709
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 327

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Vernon township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 321
  • 2 bedrooms: 444
  • 3 bedrooms: 315
  • 4 bedrooms: 101
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 113
  • 1 vehicle: 1,370
  • 2 vehicles: 3,826
  • 3 vehicles: 1,307
  • 4 vehicles: 450
  • 5 or more vehicles: 121

Cars and other vehicles available in Vernon township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 55
  • 1 vehicle: 446
  • 2 vehicles: 590
  • 3 vehicles: 76
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (17%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Vernon township:

  • Italian (23.9%)
  • Irish (20.7%)
  • German (16.5%)
  • Polish (6.2%)
  • English (5.1%)
  • United States or American (4.0%)
  • Dutch (3.7%)

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

  • Germany (10%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Ireland (8%)
  • India (7%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Dominican Republic (6%)
  • Italy (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,564 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 1,172 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 79 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 5 (0%)
  • Railroad: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 59 (0%)
  • Other means: 96 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 336 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (56%)
  • Utility gas (18%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
2 people in religious group quarters

92.9% of residents of Vernon township speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (68% speak English very well, 32% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 24,680
  • In family households: 22,487 (5,351 male householders, 1,296 female householders)
    5,766 spouses, 9,038 children (8,554 natural, 146 adopted, 338 stepchildren), 179 grandchildren, 129 brothers or sisters, 198 parents, 214 other relatives, 316 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,193 (963 male householders (730 living alone)), 776 female householders (624 living alone)), 454 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 2,067 2-persons, 1,484 3-persons, 1,857 4-persons, 853 5-persons, 277 6-persons, 109 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,354 1-person, 345 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 5 4-persons,

6,403 married couples with children.
835 single-parent households (213 men, 622 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 229
Here:

5.9%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 69
Here:

4.0%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 298
Here:

28.6%
New Jersey:

30.1%

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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Vernon township:

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