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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,134
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+3,386
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.7%
Median Earnings25+$29,521
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,095
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,875
% Above Poverty Level78%
% Below Poverty Level22%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home0.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$631
Median House Value$85,100

Ancestry

German15.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.6%
English8.3%
Irish6%
Dutch3%
Italian2.5%
French Except Basque2.4%
Scottish1.7%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Polish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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North Vernon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jennings County
Standard Zip Codes47265
Phone Area Codes812
Time ZoneAmerica/Indiana/Indianapolis
Approximate Latitude39
Approximate Longitude-85.63

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)

StationNORTH VERNON 2 ESE
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches
StationSEYMOUR 2 N
Distance14.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 67 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationGREENSBURG
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dupont284$59,375
Elizabethtown493$36,500
Holton549$40,347
Seymour18,996$54,229
Vernon478$48,646
Westport1,247$51,731

North Vernon Public Libraries

Jennings County Public Library
2375 NORTH STATE HIGHWAY 3
North Vernon, Indiana
(812) 346-2091

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North Vernon Hospitals

St Vincent Jennings Hospital Inc
(Non-profit)
301 Henry St
(812) 352-4200

North Vernon Public Schools

Brush Creek Elementary School
4275 E Us Hwy 50
ZIP: 47265
(812) 458-6582
Primary
Total Enrollment 333
Jennings County High School
800 W Walnut
ZIP: 47265
(812) 346-5588
High
Total Enrollment 1423
Jennings County Middle School
820 W Walnut
ZIP: 47265
(812) 346-4940
Middle
Total Enrollment 704
North Vernon Elementary School
810 W Walnut
ZIP: 47265
(812) 346-4903
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Sand Creek Elementary Sch
1450 W Cr 500 N
ZIP: 47265
(812) 352-9343
Primary
Total Enrollment 488

North Vernon Private Schools

Apostolic Christian Academy
710 E County Road 160 N
ZIP: 47265
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
St Mary Elementary School
209 Washington St
ZIP: 47265
Elementary
Total Enrollment 192
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