Vernon, Utah

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Vernon, Utah
Location in Tooele County and the state of Utah
Location in Tooele County and the state of Utah
Location of Utah in the United States
Location of Utah in the United States
Coordinates: 40°5′45″N 112°27′0″W / 40.09583°N 112.45000°W / 40.09583; -112.45000Coordinates: 40°5′45″N 112°27′0″W / 40.09583°N 112.45000°W / 40.09583; -112.45000
Country United States
State Utah
County Tooele
Settled 1857
Incorporated (Onaqui) 1934
Incorporated (Vernon) 22 February 1972
Named for Joseph Vernon
 • Total 7.5 sq mi (19.5 km2)
 • Land 7.5 sq mi (19.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 5,515 ft (1,681 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 250
 • Density 31.4/sq mi (12.1/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84080
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-80200[1]
GNIS feature ID 1446932[2]

Vernon is a town in Tooele County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Salt Lake City, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 236 at the 2000 census.

It is the birthplace of WWII Medal of Honor recipient Mervyn Sharp Bennion.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.5 square miles (19.5 km²), all of it land.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Vernon has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]


The Vernon area was settled beginning in 1857. In 1934, a very large incorporated town called Onaqui was created in the area, including Vernon as well as the settlements of Clover and St. John. Vernon was far from the rest of Onaqui, and locals always looked on it as somewhat independent. Vernon residents were granted a petition to incorporate separately on 22 February 1972, and the remaining part of Onaqui was renamed Rush Valley.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 111
1880 181 63.1%
1890 249 37.6%
1900 196 −21.3%
1910 365 86.2%
1920 275 −24.7%
1930 341 24.0%
1980 181
1990 181 0.0%
2000 236 30.4%
2010 243 3.0%
Est. 2012 250 2.9%

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 236 people, 77 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 31.4 people per square mile (12.1/km²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 11.4 per square mile (4.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94.07% White, 0.42% African American, 0.42% Asian, 2.54% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.66% of the population.

There were 77 households out of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.62.

In the town the population was spread out with 34.7% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,500, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $38,333 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,053. About 10.7% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 3.8% of those sixty five or over.

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  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Vernon, Utah