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 1,646 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Vernon Valley, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,646
Daytime Population: Workers 74
Daytime Population: Residents 729
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 803
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.49
Population in Households 1,646
Population in Familes 1,536
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 615
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $74,524
Average Household Income $99,081
Per Capita Income $33,167


Total Housing Units 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 528 (88.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 ( 3.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $290,526
Average Home Value $331,250


Total Households 551
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 477
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.17% -0.11%
Households 0.15% -0.15%
Families 0.15% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.99%

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, 2017 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 # 425 22nd
Population Density # 471 14th
Diversity Index # 462 15th
Median Household Income # 302 45th
Per Capita Income # 357 35th

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