Vernon, Texas Population 2021

10,293
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Vernon is a city located in Wilbarger County Texas. It is also the county seat of Wilbarger County. With a 2020 population of 10,293, it is the 238th largest city in Texas and the 3037th largest city in the United States . Vernon is currently declining at a rate of -0.15% annually and its population has decreased by -6.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,002 in 2010. Vernon reached it's highest population of 12,695 in 1980. Spanning over 8 miles, Vernon has a population density of 1,304 people per square mile.

The average household income in Vernon is $56,762 with a poverty rate of 21.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $605 per month, and the median house value is $64,600. The median age in Vernon is 38.2 years, 39.2 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

Vernon Demographics

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

  • White: 74.17%
  • Black or African American: 11.95%
  • Other race: 8.45%
  • Two or more races: 2.62%
  • Native American: 1.75%
  • Asian: 1.06%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Vernon, Texas is 10,293 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,338.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,002.

Vernon, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202112,753-8-0.06%
202012,761-8-0.06%
201912,769-8-0.06%
201812,777940.74%
201712,683-197-1.55%
201612,880-175-1.36%
201513,055670.51%
201412,988-216-1.66%
201313,204-85-0.64%
201213,289-163-1.23%
201113,452-57-0.42%
201013,5090.00%

Vernon Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White7,79574.17%
Black or African American1,25611.95%
Some Other Race8888.45%
Two or More Races2752.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native1841.75%
Asian1111.06%
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Vernon Population by Race

Vernon Population Pyramid $2021

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Vernon Median Age

38.2


Total

39.2


Male

37.1


Female

Vernon Adults

There are 8,156 adults, (1,975 of whom are seniors) in Vernon.

Vernon Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Vernon Sex Ratio

Female

5,474

52.09%

Male

5,035

47.91%

Vernon Population by Age

Vernon Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Vernon Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89.3%10.7%
Married67.6%32.4%
All58.2%41.8%
Non Family50.4%49.6%
Female46.6%53.4%

58.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Vernon Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,2812.358.2
Married1,8232.8567.6
Non Family1,7111.0950.4
Female6353.8646.6
Male1122.9689.3

2.88

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Vernon Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade77410.66%
9th to 12th Grade1,04414.38%
High School Graduate2,56835.38%
Some College1,47920.38%
Associates Degree4746.53%
Bachelors Degree7039.69%
Graduate Degree2162.98%
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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
White4,0983,363764
Hispanic2,0771,249120
Black76660521
Other Race592359
2+ Races17911814
Native American17214815
Asian8823

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 86.05%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.64%.

Vernon Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,659$33,792$24,883
Less Than 9th Grade$26,486$31,860$14,983
High School Graduate$29,354$31,438$24,049
Some College$27,392$34,125$25,104
Bachelors Degree$37,320$68,750$35,493
Graduate Degree$36,688$$36,875

$29,659

Average Earnings

$33,792

Average Male

$24,883

Average Female

Vernon Earnings by Educational Attainment

Vernon Language by Age

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Vernon Language

80.09% of Vernon residents speak only English, while 19.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 18.57% of the population.

Vernon Language

Vernon Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,23594918.13%
Hispanic3,40676522.46%
Black1,19649741.56%
Other88829633.33%
Native1843720.11%
Multiple2572710.51%

21.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.65%

Male Poverty Rate

22.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Vernon

The race most likely to be in poverty in Vernon is Black, with 41.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Vernon is Multiple, with 10.51% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.24%.

Vernon Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.21%
High School20.76%
Some College11.20%
Bachelors or Greater5.71%

Vernon Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed68.75%
Female Unemployed44.76%
Female Employed6.25%
Male Employed4.75%

Vernon Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Vernon Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,533$56,762
Families$47,176$63,200
Married Families$63,327-
Non Families$25,317$40,263
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Income by Household Type

Vernon Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

45.2%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Vernon Marital Status by Race

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Vernon Marital Status

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567

Number of Veterans

540

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam249
Second Gulf War113
First Gulf War108
Korea25
World War II

Vernon Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54207
65 to 74127
55 to 64105
75+78
18 to 3450

Vernon Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4537.40%
Hispanic1194.91%
Black778.90%
Other Race182.62%
Native American137.56%
2+ Races62.94%

Vernon Veterans by Race

Vernon Veterans by Education

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18.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Vernon Veterans by Education

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62.2%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

6.4%

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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70.15%

Born in Vernon

94.91%

Native Born

5.09%

Foreign Born

3.49%

Non Citizen

1.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.91% of Vernon residents were born in the United States, with 70.15% having been born in Texas. 3.49% 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
202110,293-15-0.15%
202010,308-15-0.15%
201910,323-15-0.15%
201810,338690.67%
201710,269-167-1.60%
201610,436-146-1.38%
201510,582450.43%
201410,537-178-1.66%
201310,715-72-0.67%
201210,787-141-1.29%
201110,928-51-0.46%
201010,979-681-0.60%
200011,660-341-0.29%
199012,001-694-0.56%
198012,6951,2411.03%
197011,454-687-0.58%
196012,141-510-0.41%
195012,6513,3743.15%
19409,2771400.15%
19309,1373,9955.92%
19205,1421,9474.87%
19103,1953380.56%
18902,8570.00%

Vernon Population by Year