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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Wilbarger 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 76384 ZIP code.
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.
15% of Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $285. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $649.
Libraries in Vernon include Carnegie City-County Library ... View libraries
Wilbarger County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vernon political report.
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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