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Vernon Center, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Vernon Center CDP(1) had a population of 1,794 as of July 1, 2023. Vernon Center 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 is located at latitude 41.1874 and longitude -74.5016 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Vernon Center Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 2.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles.

The Vernon Center Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Vernon Center, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 1,794 (100%)
Population in Households 1,794 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,186 (66.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 609
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $63,561
Average Household Income $84,578
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $47,381
Wealth Index5 56
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (57.0)


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 535 (41.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 470 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 277 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $136,224
Average Home Value $154,766
Housing Affordability Index3 145


Total Households 1,005
Average Household Size 1.79
Family Households 466
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population 0.89% 0.80%
Households 1.75% 1.13%
Families   1.26%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
Owner Occupied HU   1.31%

Vernon Center, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vernon Center to the other 700 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 476 32nd
Population Density # 559 20th
Median Household Income # 622 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 691 99th
Per Capita Income # 419 40th
Diversity Index # 436 38th

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