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Vernon is a township in Shiawassee County, in the Owosso metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Vernon. For links to other places called Vernon, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Vernon is 42.918N. The longitude is -83.987W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 787 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,980.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Vernon demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Shiawassee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48476 ZIP code.
21% of Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Vernon ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Vernon was $18,990, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $409. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $889.
Shiawassee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Vernon political report.
The average commute time for Vernon workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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