Vernon, Utah

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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, and local television host Jared Sagers.



Vernon is located at 40°5′45″N 112°27′0″W / 40.09583°N 112.45°W / 40.09583; -112.45 (40.095966, -112.450027).[3]

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 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.


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/sq mi (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.

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