Vernon, Alabama

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Vernon, Alabama
settlement_type = City


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map_caption = Location in Lamar County and the state of Alabama


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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_name1 = Alabama
subdivision_name2 = Lamar
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area_total_km2 = 15.3
area_total_sq_mi = 5.9
area_land_km2 = 15.3
area_land_sq_mi = 5.9
area_water_km2 = 0
area_water_sq_mi = 0
elevation_ft = 295
elevation_m = 90
population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 2143
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population_density_km2 = 140.1
population_density_sq_mi = 363.2
timezone = Central (CST)
utc_offset = -6
latd = 33 |latm = 45 |lats = 23 |latNS = N
longd = 88 |longm = 6 |longs = 41 |longEW = W
timezone_DST = CDT
utc_offset_DST = -5
postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 35592
area_code = 205
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 01-78480
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0153839
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Vernon is a city in Lamar County, Alabama, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 2,143. The city is the county seat of Lamar County.

Geography

Vernon is located at coor dms|33|45|23|N|88|6|41|W|city (33.756414, -88.111409)GR|1.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15.3 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,143 people, 953 households, and 630 families residing in the city. The population density was 362.2 people per square mile (139.8/km²). There were 1,070 housing units at an average density of 180.9/sq mi (69.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.19% White, 12.65% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.89% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 953 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.5% were married couples living together, 18.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 83.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,344, and the median income for a family was $36,618. Males had a median income of $31,550 versus $19,470 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,784. About 10.7% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.2% of those under age 18 and 21.6% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

* Dan Penn, songwriter, born in Vernon.
* Mitch Lucas, sports writer, raised in Vernon.
* Troy Hankins, successful Alaskan businessman and entrepreneur born and raised in Vernon.
* Terry Moore, born in Vernon, major league baseball playercite book |editor=Reichler, Joseph L.| title=The Baseball Encyclopedia |origyear=1969 |edition= 4th edition |year= 1979|publisher= Macmillan Publishing |location= New York|language= |id= ISBN 0-02-578970-8 ]
* Guy Morton, born in Vernon, major league baseball player [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mortogu01.shtml Baseball-Reference.com] . Retrieved October 22, 2006.]
* Reuben Houston "Rube" Burrow--The most wanted outlaw of the late 1880s, he committed a series of train robberies along with his younger brother James Buchanan "Jim" Burrow.

References

External links

* [http://www.vernon.siteblast.com/courses.asp?id=46411&page=9 Town of Vernon]


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