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Time Zone: Vernon County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Nevada is the Seat for Vernon County.

Vernon County was founded in 1851 and was created by taking area from BatesCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Vernon had a population of 20,166 people. This is a decrease of 1.41% since the last Census (which gave a population of 20,454 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Vernon represented 0.37% of the total population of Missouri, making it the state's 52nd most populous county (out of 115 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201021,159+3.45%+4.92% since 2009
200920,166-1.41%+0.33% since 2008
200820,099-1.74%+0.24% since 2007
200020,454The Last Census

More information can be found on the Vernon County Census Page for Vernon County.


Below are some of the communities located in Vernon County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Vernon County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Nevada   8,3658,6072.81% decrease  
Sheldon   5245290.95% decrease  
Schell City   2852860.35% decrease  
Walker   2742750.36% decrease  
Bronaugh   2432450.82% decrease  

Websites for Vernon County

Official Website:   www.vernoncountymo.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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