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Vernon is a township in Sussex County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for Edward Vernon, English admiral.

The latitude of Vernon is 41.198N. The longitude is -74.483W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 446 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 24,686.


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Median household income
Local
$67,566
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Vernon demographic reports
Vernon is on the New York border.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 30, 2007
  • Birding and Nature Festival - June 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vernon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Appalachian Trail, Wawayanda State Park, Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Wildlife: Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge


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Sections below provide additional information and links about Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Sussex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07428 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

19% of Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vernon ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vernon was $25,250, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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25% of Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $783.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,448.


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Libraries in Vernon include Vernon Branch Library-Northeastern Dist ... View libraries

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Sussex County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vernon political report.

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The average commute time for Vernon workers is 43 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Vernon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Vernon include Mountain Creek Resort.

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