Vernon, Florida

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High Points

Vernon strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Vernon Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Vernon Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Vernon Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Vernon, Florida

Comparing Vernon to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Racial Diversity 9 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Senior Citizens 6 5
Age of the Population 4 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 6
Average Household Size 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 3
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 6 3
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 2 1
Working at Home 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 6
People Living Alone 8 7
Housing Recently Built 7 3
Affordability of Rents 6 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1

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Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 45 miles SW of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 229 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 32462
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.622
Longitude -85.712

Vernon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHIPLEY 3 E
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.5 inches
Distance 47.3 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 51 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 81 F
Annual Precip 69.2 inches
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Vernon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 743 100%
Male 338 45.5%
Female 405 54.5%
Under 18 205 27.6%
18+ 538 72.4%
65+ 123 16.6%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 2.8
White 574 77.3%
African-American 117 15.7%
Asian 5 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 18 2.4%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 28 3.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.5%

Estimated Vernon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 766
Growth 23
Growth % 3.1%

Vernon Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.6%
US/American 26.7%
Irish 14.8%
English 10%
German 6.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Scottish 1.3%
Dutch 1%
Italian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
European 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Vernon 743 $24,196
Bonifay 4,078 $33,077
Caryville 218 $28,750
Chipley 3,592 $28,792
Ebro 250 $40,833
Wausau 398 $23,000
Westville 221 $34,375
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Vernon High Schools (2004)

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A Title I School.
Serves 371 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

A Non-traditional School
Serves 38 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.5

Vernon Colleges

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