Vernon County is located in west central Missouri. The County Seat is Nevada and the largest city is Nevada . The Official Web Site is located at http://www.vernoncountymo.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,001 and the 2010 census population was 21,159. The land area is 826.40 square miles and there are 25.6 persons per square mile.
96.2% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 2% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.6% is two or more races. 84.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,700, there are 7,999 households, an average of 2.51 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,734, the median household income is $38,679, and 21% of the persons in Vernon County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,846. Retail sales (in $1000) were $200,581, and sales per capita were $10,004. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.5%.
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