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Vernon, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Vernon had a population of 1,992 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Vernon is located at latitude 33.7589 and longitude -88.1144 in Lamar County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 299 feet.

The City of Vernon (GNIS ID: 2405641) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vernon: Swayne Courthouse.

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Vernon, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,992
Population in Households 1,966
Population in Familes 1,635
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 339
Diversity Index2 30
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 896
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 598
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $63,875
Average Home Value $73,423
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,725
Average Household Income $41,979
Per Capita Income $18,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.08% -0.07%
Households 0.13% -0.09%
Families 0.95% -0.24%
Median Household Income   1.89%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Vernon, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernon to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 217 63rd
Population Density1 # 212 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 339 41st
Median Household Income # 408 30th
Per Capita Income # 407 30th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.