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Vernon is a city in Wilbarger County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for George Washington's home, Mount Vernon.

The latitude of Vernon is 34.154N. The longitude is -99.264W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,184 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,902.


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Median household income
Local
$28,194
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 Pease River.
Once a popular spot for rabble-rousing cattlemen preparing to drive cattle to Kansas
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 98. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 8.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Roy Orbison, singer
Local festivals include:
  • Santa Rosa Parade - May 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Vernon web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Red River Valley Museum
Colleges and universities: Vernon Regional Junior College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 14% 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 $15,747, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% 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 $285.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $649.


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Libraries in Vernon include Carnegie City-County Library ... View libraries

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Vernon workers is 11 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 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 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Vernon include Days Inn, Super 8.

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