Vernon, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vernon, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Vernon had a population of 708 as of July 1, 2016. Vernon ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vernon is located at latitude 42.9399 and longitude -84.0301 in Shiawassee County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Shiawassee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 781 feet.

The Village of Vernon (GNIS ID: 2400062) 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 Vernon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Shiawassee 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, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 708
Population in Households 708
Population in Familes 595
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,029
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 266
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 194
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 311 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 225 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $108,962
Average Home Value $119,912


Median Household Income $48,301
Average Household Income $59,532
Per Capita Income $23,270
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.6% -1.04%
Households -1.48% -0.84%
Families -2.2% -0.95%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
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, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernon to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 489 29th
Population Density1 # 315 55th
Diversity Index2 # 537 22nd
Median Household Income # 268 61st
Per Capita Income # 308 56th

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