Vernon Valley, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Vernon Valley, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Vernon Valley Census Designated Place had a population of 1,652 as of July 1, 2016. Vernon Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index 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 Valley is located at latitude 41.2422 and longitude -74.4861 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Vernon Valley Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 597 feet.

The Vernon Valley Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390429) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Vernon Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,652
Population in Households 1,652
Population in Familes 1,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 617
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 557
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 481
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 534 (90.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 3.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $286,019
Average Home Value $326,217


Median Household Income $74,843
Average Household Income $98,720
Per Capita Income $33,285
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.05%
Households 0.35% 0.07%
Families 0.3% 0.04%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.34%
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 Valley, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernon Valley 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 # 422 22nd
Population Density1 # 468 14th
Diversity Index2 # 463 15th
Median Household Income # 294 46th
Per Capita Income # 345 37th

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