Vernon Center CDP, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vernon Center CDP, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Vernon Center Census Designated Place had a population of 1,760 as of July 1, 2016. Vernon Center CDP ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vernon Center CDP is located at latitude 41.1888 and longitude -74.504 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Vernon Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

The Vernon Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584037) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Vernon Center Census Designated Place is located within Township of Vernon, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sussex County.

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

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Vernon Center CDP, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,760
Population in Households 1,760
Population in Familes 1,182
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 599
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 874
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 425
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 434 (33.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 440 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 407 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $179,630
Average Home Value $188,364


Median Household Income $66,095
Average Household Income $77,030
Per Capita Income $38,300
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.43% 0.07%
Households 0.52% 0.16%
Families 0.34% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.59%
Per Capita Income   1.09%
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.

Vernon Center CDP, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernon Center CDP to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey 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 # 415 24th
Population Density1 # 474 13th
Diversity Index2 # 358 34th
Median Household Income # 347 37th
Per Capita Income # 257 53rd

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