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Vernon Center is a city in Blue Earth County, in the Mankato-North Mankato metro area.
The community was named for Mount Vernon, OH
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Vernon Center. For links to other places called Vernon Center, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Vernon Center is 43.961N. The longitude is -94.168W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,030 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 346.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Vernon Center demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Blue Earth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56090 ZIP code.
47% of Vernon Center residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vernon Center ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vernon Center was $20,693, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Vernon Center residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Vernon Center, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $260. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $705.
Blue Earth County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vernon Center political report.
The average commute time for Vernon Center workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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