Vernon, TX

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
12,795
0.714% 1-year decline
2022 Median Age
37.2
0.813% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.4%
1.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,769
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$82,300
8.01% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,495
4.67% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Vernon, TX had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $50,769. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Vernon, TX declined from 12,887 to 12,795, a −0.714% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,262 to $50,769, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Vernon, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.4%), White (Hispanic) (13%), Two+ (Hispanic) (9.07%), Other (Hispanic) (7.56%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.15%).

None of the households in Vernon, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Vernon, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Vernon, TX are Vernon College (504 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Vernon, TX was $82,300, and the homeownership rate was 59.1%.

Most people in Vernon, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Vernon, TX was 2 cars per household.

Vernon, TX borders .

Population & Diversity

Vernon, TX is home to a population of 12.8k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.77% of Vernon, TX residents were born outside of the country (738 people).

In 2022, there were 4.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.08k people) in Vernon, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k White (Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Vernon, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Vernon, TX was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Vernon, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.08k ± 77
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.66k ± 428
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.16k ± 357
30.4%
Hispanic Population
3.89k people

In 2022, there were 4.26 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.08k people) in Vernon, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.66k White (Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.4% of the people in Vernon, TX are hispanic (3.89k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Vernon, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
738 people
6.09%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
785 people

As of 2022, 5.77% of Vernon, TX residents (738 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Vernon, TX was 6.09%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    317 ± 106
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    231 ± 123
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    85 ± 54

Vernon, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Vernon, TX employs 5.5k people. The largest industries in Vernon, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,271 people), Manufacturing (615 people), and Educational Services (516 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,700), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,714), and Public Administration ($48,462).

Occupations

5.5k
2022 Value
± 576
−4.67%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Vernon, TX declined at a rate of −4.67%, from 5.76k employees to 5.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Vernon, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (675 people), Healthcare Support Occupations (584 people), and Production Occupations (564 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Vernon, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.5k
2022 Value
± 576
−4.67%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Vernon, TX declined at a rate of −4.67%, from 5.76k employees to 5.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Vernon, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,271 people), Manufacturing (615 people), and Educational Services (516 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Vernon, TX, though some of these residents may live in Vernon, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$33,692
Median earning men ± $3,989
$27,748
Median earning women ± $2,777

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,281), Public Administration ($75,845), and Manufacturing ($55,595).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,115), Information ($53,393), and Public Administration ($47,596).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 103
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 90
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 53
    Retail Trade

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Vernon, TX awarded 504 degrees. The student population of Vernon, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 808 male students and 1,441 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Vernon, TX are White (285 and 56.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (134 and 26.7%), Black or African American (37 and 7.37%), and Two or More Races (29 and 5.78%).

The largest universities in Vernon, TX by number of degrees awarded are Vernon College (504 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Vernon, TX are General Studies (176 and 34.9%), Registered Nursing (68 and 13.5%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (58 and 11.5%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,249 students enrolled in Vernon, TX, 35.9% men and 64.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,223 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 176 degrees awarded
  2. 68 degrees awarded
  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Vernon, TX was General Studies with 176 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Vernon, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
504 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Vernon College with 504 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 140 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Vernon, TX, which is 0.385 times less than the 364 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 285 degrees mean that there were 2.13 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 134 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,400) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,640) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Educational Attainment

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Vernon, TX was $82,300 in 2022, which is 0.292 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $76,200 to $82,300, a 8.01% increase. The homeownership rate in Vernon, TX is 59.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Vernon, TX have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Vernon, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$82,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,976
$2,735
Median Property Taxes
±$350

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Vernon, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Vernon, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%
Homeownership
2022
57.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 59.1% of the housing units in Vernon, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.6%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the counties in Vernon, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,769
Median Household Income
± $9,320
4.63k
Number of Households
± 506

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.63k households in Vernon, TX grew to $50,769 from the previous year's value of $45,262.

The following chart displays the households in Vernon, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Vernon, TX is from Vernon, TX.
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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.9%)
  2. Carpooled (13.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.33%)

In 2022, 78.9% of workers in Vernon, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.9%) and those who worked at home (3.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

16 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Vernon, TX have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.79% of the workforce in Vernon, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Vernon, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Vernon, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Vernon, TX (2.24k out of 12.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 16 - 17 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Vernon, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

88.6% of the population of Vernon, TX has health coverage, with 37.6% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 13.7% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 2.58% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
37.6%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
13.7%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
2.58%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Vernon, TX declined by 9.3% from 12.6% to 11.4%.

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