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Overview

Introduction to Vernon, Connecticut

Vernon, Connecticut, in Tolland county, is 3 miles NE of Manchester, Connecticut and 81 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is in the Hartford area.

Vernon History

Early settlers built several mills along the Tankerhoosen and Hockanum rivers, and the initial industries of the area revolved around textile manufacturing. Vernon was incorporated as a town in 1808. It is said to have been named after George Washington's home at Mount Vernon, Virginia. In July 1965, Vernon was consolidated with the city of Rockville, which had been incorporated in January, 1889.

Vernon and nearby Attractions

  • Historical Society Museum
  • New England Civil War Museum
  • Talcott Mountain State Park
  • Hicks-Stearns Museum
  • Valley Falls Park
  • Ellington Ridge Country Club

Things To Do In Vernon

Vernon offers a well-rounded lifestyle with beautiful lakes and parks, vast trails, historic buildings and homes. Whether you love to spend time indoors or outdoors, you will definitely find something of interest in Vernon. The parks in the area offer a full range of facilities for both kids and adults.

Vernon Transportation

Bradley International is the nearest major airport.

Vernon Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at the University Of Connecticut, Trinity College, Manchester Community College and Springfield Technical Community College.

People

Total Population 29,114
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 17.3%
Employed Population 16+ 14,902
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34%
Median Earnings25+ $44,389
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,470
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,388

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,614
% Above Poverty Level 90.2%
% Below Poverty Level 9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $979
Median House Value $206,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 9.9%
Irish 21.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles NE of Manchester, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 81 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Tolland
Metro Area Hartford
Standard Zip Codes 06066
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.818
Longitude -72.48

Vernon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station COVENTRY
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 62 F
Annual Precip 50.3 inches
Station HARTFORD BRAINARD FIELD
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
Station STORRS
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 80 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Vernon, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Talcottville (06066)

Turnpike (06066)

Vernon Rockville (06066)

Vernon Rockvl (06066)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Vernon Public Libraries

Library
Rockville Public Library, Inc.
52 UNION ST.
Vernon, Connecticut
(860) 875-5892
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Vernon High Schools

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ROCKVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
70 LOVELAND HILL
860-870-6050
Serves 1,273 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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30 PARK STREET
860-870-6000
A Non-traditional School

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