Vernon, Michigan

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 15% Vernon Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Vernon, Michigan

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Age of the Population 3 5
Racial Diversity 3 2
Senior Citizens 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Short Commute Times 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Flint, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 65 miles NW of Detroit, Michigan
County Shiawassee
P.O. Box Zip Codes 48476
Phone Area Codes 989
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.939
Longitude -84.029

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 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.5 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
Station ST JOHNS
Distance 26.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
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Vernon Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 847 100%
Male 413 48.8%
Female 434 51.2%
Under 18 222 26.2%
18+ 625 73.8%
65+ 99 11.7%
Median Age 35.3
Average Family Size 3.03
White 829 97.9%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.7%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 8 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.8%

Estimated Vernon Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 823
Growth -24
Growth % -2.8%

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
German 24.7%
English 13.6%
US/American 11.7%
Irish 10.2%
Polish 6.6%
Italian 6.1%
Scottish 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
Dutch 1.7%
French Canadian 1.5%
Hungarian 1.4%
Welsh 1.2%
Swedish 1.1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
European 0.8%
Northern European 0.6%
Slovak 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Slavic 0.5%
Acadian/Cajun 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Serbian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Vernon 847 $50,795
Bancroft 616 $42,500
Corunna 3,381 $41,705
Durand 3,933 $43,306
Gaines 366 $46,250
Lennon 517 $50,227
Owosso 15,713 $40,355

Vernon Public Libraries

Vernon District Public Library
316 E. MAIN
Vernon, Michigan
(517) 288-6486

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