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Overview

Introduction to North Vernon, Indiana

North Vernon, Indiana is 49 miles E of Bloomington, Indiana and 52 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky.

North Vernon History

North Vernon is located in Jennings County, which was established in 1817. It was named in honor of Jonathon Jennings, the first Governor of Indiana. The city of North Vernon traces its roots to 1882. The development of the city began when a plot of land was bought so it could be turned into a fairground. With the arrival of railroads and industry, the community developed into a city rapidly.

North Vernon and nearby Attractions

  • Muscatatuck Park
  • Jefferson County Historical Society Museum
  • Brush Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Lanier Mansion State Historic Site

Things To Do In North Vernon

The Brush Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, and the Crosley State Fish and Wildlife Area are some popular local recreational spots. Those interested in history can visit museums like the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site and the Jefferson County Historical Society Museum. Muscatatuck Park provides opportunities for swimming, biking, hiking, picnicking, boating and camping.

North Vernon Transportation

Flights are available from Louisville International Airport.

North Vernon Higher Education

Local colleges and universities include Indiana University-Southeast, Jefferson Community College, Sullivan University, Bellarmine University and the University of Louisville.

People

Total Population 6,895
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,841
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 42.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,326
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,188
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,603

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,069
% Above Poverty Level 75.6%
% Below Poverty Level 24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $572
Median House Value $83,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 7.4%

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

North Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles E of Bloomington, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky
County Jennings
Standard Zip Codes 47265
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.006
Longitude -85.623

North 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 NORTH VERNON 2 ESE
Distance 1.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station SEYMOUR 2 N
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Station GREENSBURG
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Queensville (47265)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dupont 276 $61,250
Elizabethtown 487 $34,583
Holton 610 $39,375
Seymour 18,861 $54,650
Vernon 382 $46,250

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

North Vernon Public Libraries

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Jennings County Pl
2375 N STATE HWY 3
North Vernon, Indiana
(812) 346-2091
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North Vernon High Schools

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JENNINGS COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
800 W WALNUT
812-346-5588
Serves 1,339 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

JENNINGS COUNTY EDUCATION CENTER
90 WEBSTER ST
812-346-2905
A Non-traditional School
Serves 93 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 46.5

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