Introduction to North Vernon, Indiana

North Vernon, Indiana is 49 miles E of Bloomington, Indiana and 52 miles N of Louisville, Kentucky. There are 6,515 residents in the city.

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.


Total Population 6,736
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,738
Age of the Population 34


% of people married 40.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,155
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,219
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,818


Median Family Income $43,390
% Above Poverty Level 72.6%
% Below Poverty Level 27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $656
Median House Value $79,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 8.1%

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


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

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
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 316 $57,250
Elizabethtown 561 $34,091
Holton 573 $40,000
Seymour 18,686 $52,006
Vernon 334 $42,434

North Vernon Public Libraries

Jennings County Pl
2375 N STATE HWY 3
North Vernon, Indiana
(812) 346-2091
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Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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Student/teacher ratio: 46.5

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