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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,783
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+12,445
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$46,847
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,199
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,875

Wealth

Median Family Income$98,738
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time42 minutes
% Working from Home4.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone18.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,231
Median House Value$237,900

Ancestry

Italian27.2%
Irish24.9%
German18%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.5%
Polish9.4%
English6.5%
Dutch3.9%
Hungarian2.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.8%
Swedish1.4%
Norwegian1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Greek0.9%
Russian0.8%
Slovak0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Turkish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Australian0.4%
Serbian0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Arab0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Vernon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sussex County
Standard Zip Codes7462
Phone Area Codes973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.18
Approximate Longitude-74.51

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)

StationSUSSEX 2 NE
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp14 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationHIGH POINT PARK
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance11.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Franklin4,888$68,633
Hamburg3,194$92,458
Ogdensburg2,424$93,667
Sussex1,976$47,891
Wantage11,128$96,788
West Milford26,575$113,360

Vernon Public Schools

Rolling Hills Primary School
60 Sammis Road, Po Box 769
ZIP: 7462
(973) 764-2784
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Lounsberry Hollow Middle School
30 Sammis Road, Po Box 219
ZIP: 7462
(973) 764-8745
Middle
Total Enrollment 527
Vernon Township High School
1832 Route 565, Po Box 800
ZIP: 7462
(973) 764-2960
High
Total Enrollment 1081
Glen Meadow Middle School
7 Sammis Road, Po Box 516
ZIP: 7462
(973) 764-8981
Middle
Total Enrollment 528
Walnut Ridge Primary School
625 Route 517, Po Box 190
ZIP: 7462
(973) 764-2801
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Cedar Mountain Primary School
17 Sammis Road, Po Box 420
ZIP: 7462
(973) 764-2890
Primary
Total Enrollment 337

Vernon Private Schools

Fields Of Green Montessori School
58 Sand Hill Rd
ZIP: 7462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Footprints Montessori School
305 State Rt 94
ZIP: 7462
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
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