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Vernon is a town in Jennings County, in the North Vernon metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Mount Vernon, George Washington's home in VA
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Vernon. For links to other places called Vernon, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Vernon is 38.984N. The longitude is -85.609W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 663 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 319.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jennings 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 47282 ZIP code.
29% of Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 19% 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 $17,367, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $388. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $720.
Jennings 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 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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