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The Village of Vernon had a population of 123 as of July 1, 2016. Vernon ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vernon is located at latitude 38.8014 and longitude -89.0896 in Marion County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Marion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 515 feet.

The Village of Vernon (GNIS ID: 2400061) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Vernon is located within Township of Patoka, a minor civil division (MCD) of Marion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Vernon, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 123
Population in Households 123
Population in Familes 106
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 135
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 57
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 42
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 77 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 50 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 ( 9.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (26.0%)
Median Home Value $102,778
Average Home Value $125,510


Median Household Income $52,078
Average Household Income $62,371
Per Capita Income $25,973
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.76% -0.49%
Households -0.55% -0.35%
Families 3.44% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Vernon, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernon to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1295 5th
Population Density1 # 1325 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 1235 9th
Median Household Income # 690 50th
Per Capita Income # 653 52nd

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