Vernon, TX Population

Population: 11,660. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,077 (-5.0% change)
Males: 5,599 (48.0%), Females: 6,061 (52.0%)

Wilbarger County

Zip codes: 76384.

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $28,194
Median house value: $44,900

Races in Vernon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (66.0%)
  • Hispanic (22.4%)
  • Other race (10.7%)
  • Black (9.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (11.7%), United States (10.7%), German (8.0%), English (6.8%), Dutch (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Elevation: 1216 feet

Land area: 8.1 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Vernon

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 11.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Vernon city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 11.1%
  • Divorced: 9.0%

4.7% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -403 (-3.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Vernon:

  • WILBARGER GENERAL HOSPITAL (920 HILLCREST DR)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Vernon:

  • CHILLICOTHE HOSPITAL DISTRICT (about 18 miles; CHILLICOTHE, TX)
  • ELECTRA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; ELECTRA, TX)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL & PHYSICIAN (about 29 miles; FREDERICK, OK)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Vernon:

  • ALTUS AFB (about 35 miles; ALTUS, OK; Abbreviation: LTS)
  • SHEPPARD AFB/WICHITA FALLS MUNI (about 58 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Abbreviation: SPS)
  • LAWTON-FORT SILL REGIONAL (about 68 miles; LAWTON, OK; Abbreviation: LAW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Vernon:

  • WILBARGER COUNTY (about 5 miles; VERNON, TX; Abbreviation: F05)
  • TIPTON MUNI (about 23 miles; TIPTON, OK; Abbreviation: 1O8)
  • FREDERICK MUNI (about 26 miles; FREDERICK, OK; Abbreviation: FDR)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Vernon:

  • VERNON REGIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,255; Location: 4400 COLLEGE DR; Public; Website: www.vrjc.cc.tx.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Vernon:

  • MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; WICHITA FALLS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,619)
  • CAMERON UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; LAWTON, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 103 miles; WEATHERFORD, OK; Full-time enrollment: 4,360)
  • HARDIN-SIMMONS UNIVERSITY (about 120 miles; Abilene, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,026)
  • ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 120 miles; ABILENE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,380)
  • OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 147 miles; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Full-time enrollment: 5,220)
  • UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA NORMAN CAMPUS (about 147 miles; NORMAN, OK; Full-time enrollment: 20,154)

Schools

Public high school in Vernon:

  • VERNON H S (Students: 665; Location: 2102 YUCCA LN; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Vernon:

  • VERNON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 530; Location: 2200 YAMPARIKA ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • T G MCCORD EL (Students: 394; Location: 2915 SAND RD; Grades: PK – 01)
  • SHIVE EL (Students: 345; Location: 3130 BACON ST; Grades: 04 – 05)
  • CENTRAL EL (Students: 335; Location: 1300 PARADISE ST; Grades: 02 – 03)
  • VICTORY FIELD CORRECTIONAL ACADEMY (Students: 257; Location: 8407 FM 433 W; Grades: 05 – 12)
  • NORTHSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 183; Location: 18040 HWY 283 N; Grades: KG – 12)
  • NORTH TEXAS STATE HOSPITAL – AFP – (Students: 74; Location: 1713 WILBARGER ST # 203; Grades: 06 – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Vernon:

  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN PS – KDG (Students: 14; Location: 4405 HOSPITAL DRIVE; Grades: KG – KG)

Libraries

Library in Vernon:

  • CARNEGIE CITY-COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $95,404; Location: 2810 WILBARGER ST; 42,000 books; 1,450 audio materials; 2,350 video materials; 80 serial subscriptions)