Vernon, Alabama Population 2021

1,818
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Vernon is a city located in Lamar County Alabama. It is also the county seat of Lamar County. With a 2020 population of 1,818, it is the 200th largest city in Alabama and the 7982nd largest city in the United States . Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.87% annually and its population has decreased by -9.10% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,000 in 2010. Vernon reached it's highest population of 1,995 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Vernon has a population density of 308 people per square mile.

The average household income in Vernon is $42,363 with a poverty rate of 26.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $381 per month, and the median house value is $101,300. The median age in Vernon is 44.5 years, 44.4 years for males, and 44.5 years for females.

Vernon Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Vernon was:

  • White: 85.42%
  • Black or African American: 13.26%
  • Other race: 1.33%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Vernon, Alabama is 1,818 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,866.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,000.

Vernon, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,67585.42%
Black or African American26013.26%
Some Other Race261.33%
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Vernon Population by Race

Vernon Population Pyramid $2021

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Vernon Median Age

44.5


Total

44.4


Male

44.5


Female

Vernon Adults

There are 1,614 adults, (292 of whom are seniors) in Vernon.

Vernon Age Dependency

48.3

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

992

50.59%

Male

969

49.41%

Vernon Population by Age

Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Vernon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married87.4%12.6%
All57.1%42.9%
Female47.3%52.7%
Non Family37.6%62.4%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Vernon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9232.1257.1
Non Family3881.1737.6
Married3013.0687.4
Female2202.5647.3
Male141.57100

2.78

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Vernon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade775.45%
9th to 12th Grade14910.55%
High School Graduate62744.41%
Some College28219.97%
Associates Degree1087.65%
Bachelors Degree1248.78%
Graduate Degree453.19%
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Vernon Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,2621,088157
Black1398712
Hispanic1111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 12.44%.

Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,850$30,673$31,042
Less Than 9th Grade$53,906$43,438$
High School Graduate$$$18,571
Some College$32,500$48,333$
Bachelors Degree$54,500$21,250$58,421
Graduate Degree$$$107,734

$30,850

Average Earnings

$30,673

Average Male

$31,042

Average Female

Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Vernon Language by Age

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Vernon Language

94.21% of Vernon residents speak only English, while 5.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.25% of the population.

Vernon Language

Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,64927916.92%
Black26021582.69%
Hispanic221150.00%

26.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.96%

Male Poverty Rate

28.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vernon is Black, with 82.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vernon is White, with 16.92% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.41%.

Vernon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.71%
High School19.62%
Some College16.41%
Bachelors or Greater10.65%

Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed81.97%
Female Employed7.74%
Male Employed4.52%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$28,885$42,363
Families$39,792$52,025
Married Families$58,264-
Non Families$18,056$28,494
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Income by Household Type

Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.0%

Male Marriage Rate

34.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Vernon Married by Age and Sex

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Vernon Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Vernon Marital Status by Race

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Vernon Marital Status

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77

Number of Veterans

77

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam12
First Gulf War7
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War

Vernon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6429
75+17
65 to 7416
35 to 5415
18 to 34

Vernon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White654.58%
Black126.52%

Vernon Veterans by Race

Vernon Veterans by Education

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22.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vernon Veterans by Education

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52.6%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

17.2%

Unemployment Rate

Vernon Employment by Age

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Vernon Employment by Race

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Vernon Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.18%

Born in Vernon

95.46%

Native Born

4.54%

Foreign Born

4.54%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.46% of Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 58.18% having been born in Alabama. 4.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Vernon Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,818-16-0.87%
20201,834-16-0.86%
20191,850-16-0.86%
20181,866-8-0.43%
20171,874-14-0.74%
20161,888-6-0.32%
20151,894-24-1.25%
20141,918-25-1.29%
20131,943-8-0.41%
20121,951-11-0.56%
20111,962-33-1.65%
20101,9950.00%

Vernon Population by Year