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Vernon is a town in Tolland County, in the Hartford metro area.
The community is believed named for Mount Vernon, George Washington's Virginia home.
The latitude of Vernon is 41.836N. The longitude is -72.461W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 390 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 28,063.
Textile manufacturing began here in the early 1800s. The industry declined after World War II; the Roosevelt Mills closed in 1988.
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10% of Vernon residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $25,150, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Vernon residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Vernon, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $601. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,240.
Libraries in Vernon include Rockville Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Vernon workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Vernon between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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