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Population (year 2000): 11,660. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,077 (-5.0% change)
Males: 5,599 (48.0%), Females: 6,061 (52.0%)

Wilbarger County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $28,194 (year 2000)
Median house value: $44,900 (year 2000)

Vernon, TX residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Vernon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.0%)
  • Hispanic (22.4%)
  • Other race (10.7%)
  • Black (9.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (11.7%), United States (10.7%), German (8.0%), English (6.8%), Dutch (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).Texas

Elevation: 1216 feet

Land area: 8.1 square miles

Vernon,

For population 25 years and over in Vernon

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vernon city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

4.7% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -403 (-3.3%).

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Falls, TX Wichita (56.1 miles pop. 104,197).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: City, OK Oklahoma (151.7 miles pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: TX Dallas, (195.8 miles pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: OK (15.9 miles Davidson, TX Chillicothe, (16.9 miles Elmer, OK (23.1 miles) , OK (25.1 miles Frederick, OK (26.5 miles Tipton, TX (27.0 miles Electra, OK (28.9 miles Olustee, Hollister, OK (31.7 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 10 buildings, average cost: $55,400
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $68,600
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $57,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,600
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,100
  • 2004: 63 buildings, average cost: $54,900
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 34.15 N, Longitude: 99.29 W

Area code: 940

Vernon, Texas business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (31.0%), Manufacturing (12.6%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +703 (+6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,197 (82.9%)

Crime in Vernon by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 1 0 1 0
    per 100,000 8.6 0.0 8.6 0.0 8.6 0.0
Rapes 17 9 13 13 4 1
    per 100,000 145.8 77.2 111.5 111.5 34.3 8.6
Robberies 8 8 7 5 10 5
    per 100,000 68.6 68.6 60.0 42.9 85.8 42.9
Assaults 82 34 38 25 83 54
    per 100,000 703.3 291.6 325.9 214.4 711.8 463.1
Burglaries 182 175 95 149 185 102
    per 100,000 1560.9 1500.9 814.8 1277.9 1586.6 874.8
Thefts 290 406 453 533 545 398
    per 100,000 2487.1 3482.0 3885.1 4571.2 4674.1 3413.4
Auto thefts 28 22 17 23 23 28
    per 100,000 240.1 188.7 145.8 197.3 197.3 240.1
456.1 369.2 360.5 388.4 504.2 325.9

Average climate in Vernon, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Vernon,

Vernon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 141% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/10/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Vernon city center killed 11 people and injured 68 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/16/1968, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.5 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Kenneth Starr - (born 1946), judge, independent counsel, Roy Orbison - (1936-1988), singer, Jack Teagarden - (1905-1964), musician.


Hospital/medical center in Vernon:
  • WILBARGER GENERAL HOSPITAL (920 HILLCREST DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Vernon:
  • CHILLICOTHE HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 18 miles; CHILLICOTHE, TX)
  • ELECTRA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; ELECTRA, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL & PHYSICIAN (about 29 miles; FREDERICK, OK)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vernon:
  • ALTUS AFB (about 35 miles; ALTUS, OK; ID: LTS)
  • SHEPPARD AFB/WICHITA FALLS MUNI (about 58 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; ID: SPS)
  • LAWTON-FORT SILL REGIONAL (about 68 miles; LAWTON, OK; ID: LAW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Vernon:
  • WILBARGER COUNTY (about 5 miles; VERNON, TX; ID: F05)
  • TIPTON MUNI (about 23 miles; TIPTON, OK; ID: 1O8)
  • FREDERICK MUNI (about 26 miles; FREDERICK, OK; ID: FDR)

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21 $46,422 $26,526 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $12,558 $18,837 0 $0
Firefighters 24 $53,886 $26,943 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $17,006 $22,674 0 $0
Sewerage 6 $11,236 $22,472 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 2 $3,464 $20,784 0 $0
Water Supply 9 $16,998 $22,664 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 4 $8,498 $25,494 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $18,378 $24,504 0 $0
Financial Administration 7 $14,286 $24,490 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $1,620 $19,440 0 $0
Totals for Government 100 $204,352 $24,522 0 $0
College/University in Vernon:
  • VERNON REGIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,255; Location: 4400 COLLEGE DR; Public; Website: www.vrjc.cc.tx.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vernon:
  • MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,619)
  • CAMERON UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; LAWTON, OK; FT enrollment: 3,529)
  • SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 103 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; FT enrollment: 4,360)
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 120 miles; Abilene, TX; FT enrollment: 2,026)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 120 miles; ABILENE, TX; FT enrollment: 4,380)
  • OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 147 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; FT enrollment: 5,220)
  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS (about 147 miles; NORMAN, OK; FT enrollment: 20,154)
Public high school in Vernon:
  • VERNON H S (Students: 665; Location: 2102 YUCCA LN; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Vernon:
  • VERNON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 2200 YAMPARIKA ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • T G MCCORD EL (Students: 394; Location: 2915 SAND RD; Grades: PK - 01)
  • SHIVE EL (Students: 345; Location: 3130 BACON ST; Grades: 04 - 05)
  • CENTRAL EL (Students: 335; Location: 1300 PARADISE ST; Grades: 02 - 03)
  • VICTORY FIELD CORRECTIONAL ACADEMY (Students: 257; Location: 8407 FM 433 W; Grades: 05 - 12)
  • NORTHSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 18040 HWY 283 N; Grades: KG - 12)
  • NORTH TEXAS STATE HOSPITAL - AFP - (Students: 74; Location: 1713 WILBARGER ST # 203; Grades: 06 - 12)
Private primary/middle school in Vernon:
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN PS - KDG (Students: 14; Location: 4405 HOSPITAL DRIVE; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Vernon:
  • CARNEGIE CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $95,404; Location: 2810 WILBARGER ST; 42,000 books; 1,450 audio materials; 2,350 video materials; 80 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Vernon: Hillcrest Country Club (A), Wilbarger County Courthouse (B), Red River Valley Museum (C).

Churches in Vernon include: Church of Christ (A), Church of the Nazarene (B), First Apostolic Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Holy Family of Nazareth Catholic Church (F), Second Baptist Church (G), Vernon Baptist Church (H).

Park in Vernon: Vernon City Park (1).


Vernon compared to Texas state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Vernon:
  • KVWC (1490 AM; 1 kW; VERNON, TX; Owner: K V W C, INC.)
  • KCAF (990 AM; 10 kW; FARMERSVILLE, TX; Owner: RENAISSANCE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KWFS (1290 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KAHZ (1360 AM; 50 kW; HURST, TX)
  • KESS (1270 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: KESS-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KZMP (1540 AM; 50 kW; UNIVERSITY PARK, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Vernon:
  • KVWC-FM (103.1 FM; VERNON, TX; Owner: KVWC, INC.)
  • KYYI (104.7 FM; BURKBURNETT, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOLI (94.9 FM; ELECTRA, TX; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRKZ (93.5 FM; ALTUS, OK; Owner: ALTUS RADIO, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Vernon:
  • KSWO-TV (Channel 7; LAWTON, OK; Owner: KSWO TELEVISION COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJTL (Channel 18; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)

 

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