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Overview

Introduction to Vernon, New Jersey

Vernon, New Jersey, in Sussex county, is 21 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey and 35 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Newark area. There are 24,686 residents in Vernon.

Vernon History

Present day Vernon was originally a part of the Hardyston Township, but was separated on April 8, 1793. It was incorporated on February 21, 1798. The area was named after English admiral Edward Vernon.

Vernon and nearby Attractions

  • Mountain Creek Waterpark
  • Space Farms Zoological Park and Museum
  • Wawayanda State Park
  • High Point State Park
  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

Things To Do In Vernon

There are a variety of things to do in Vernon. The town offers a water park or you can also enjoy the wildlife beauty at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge. The town of Vernon also organizes Oktoberfest and the Birding and Nature Festival every year.

Vernon Transportation

The nearest major airport is Stewart International.

Vernon Higher Education

Higher education facilities are provided by the Sussex County Community College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Orange County Community College, William Paterson University and several others.

People

Total Population 22,955
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 12,521
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.6%
Median Earnings25+ $45,082
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,604

Wealth

Median Family Income $96,880
% Above Poverty Level 94%
% Below Poverty Level 6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 42 minutes
% Working from Home 4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,229
Median House Value $241,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.7%
Irish 27.9%

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

Vernon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NW of Wayne, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 07462
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.198
Longitude -74.483

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 SUSSEX 2 NE
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station HIGH POINT PARK
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 11.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Franklin 4,944 $70,938
Hamburg 3,209 $93,077
Ogdensburg 2,432 $94,550
Sussex 1,972 $44,509
Wantage 11,181 $92,042
West Milford 26,610 $109,530

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

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Vernon High Schools

VERNON TWP HIGH
1832 ROUTE 565
973-764-2960
Serves 1,683 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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