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Vernon, Alabama - Basic Facts

The City of Vernon is a populated place located in Lamar County at latitude 33.7589 and longitude -88.1144. Lamar County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 299 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Vernon, but most people and references simply refer to it as Vernon, Alabama.

The Census Class Code for Vernon indicates a . The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Vernon: Swayne Courthouse.

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Vernon, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,984
Population in Households 1,958
Population in Familes 1,631
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 338
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 892
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 601
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 338 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $60,782
Average Home Value $67,207


Median Household Income $30,284
Average Household Income $39,770
Per Capita Income $17,072
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.19% -0.22%
Households 0.05% -0.2%
Families 1.3% -0.27%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 214 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 344 40th
Median Household Income # 442 24th
Per Capita Income # 437 25th

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