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North Vernon, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of North Vernon had a population of 6,648 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for North Vernon is located at latitude 39.0147 and longitude -85.6299 in Jennings County. The formal boundaries for the City of North Vernon (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Jennings County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 718 feet.

The City of North Vernon (GNIS ID: 2395262) 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 City of North Vernon is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jennings County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with North Vernon population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for North Vernon: North Vernon City.

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North Vernon, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,648
Population in Households 6,468
Population in Familes 5,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 180
Population Density1 1,004
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 2,589
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 1,661
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,451 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,138 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 359 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $89,213
Average Home Value $105,948


Median Household Income $39,164
Average Household Income $52,560
Per Capita Income $20,820
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.19% -0.16%
Households -0.41% -0.26%
Families -0.06% -0.38%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
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.

North Vernon, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares North Vernon to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana 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 # 99 86th
Population Density1 # 455 33rd
Diversity Index2 # 200 71st
Median Household Income # 547 20th
Per Capita Income # 489 28th

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