Vernon County, Missouri

Vernon County: County in Missouri, United States


Vernon County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,159 and a population density of 10 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 20,388 inhabitants. Its county seat is Nevada. The county was created 172 years ago in 1850.

Vernon County locator map
Location of Vernon County on Missouri map.

Quick Facts about Vernon County

Population : 20,388 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
Different from : Vernon Parish, Vernon County
Area : 2168 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.2%
Land as percent of area : 98.8%
Named for : Miles Vernon
Capital : Nevada
Establishment : January 01, 1851
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 06:02:21 (29th September 2023)
Density : 9 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.78% (2010-2020)
Weather : 88℉ Sunny 7-days weather
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VernonCountyCourthouse front
VernonCountyCourthouse front image


Vernon County is located at 37°51'2"N 94°20'33"W (37.8505800, -94.3424400). It has 7 neighbors: Barton County, Bourbon County, Crawford County, Linn County, Bates County, Cedar County and Saint Clair County.

Vernon County map

The largest city of Vernon County is Sheldon with a population of 515. Other cities include, Montevallo population 311, Walker population 265, Schell City population 238 and Bronaugh population 231. See all Vernon County cities & populated places.

Vernon County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Vernon County.

City Name Population Title
Nevada 8,196 Town in Vernon County, Missouri, United States
Sheldon 515 City in Vernon County, Missouri, United States
Montevallo 311 Human settlement in United States of America
Walker 265 City in Vernon County, Missouri
Schell City 238 City in Vernon County, Missouri, United States
Bronaugh 231 Human settlement in Vernon County, Missouri, United States of America
Moundville 117 Township in Missouri
Richards 94 Village in Vernon County, Missouri, United States
Milo 86 Village in the United States
Deerfield 77 Village in Missouri
Metz 47 Village in the United States
Harwood 45 Village in Missouri, United States
Stotesbury 17 Village in the United States


Vernon County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 88. more

Vernon County has 7 neighbours.

  • Nevada


According to census records, the population of Vernon County decreased by 3.78% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 21,159 - census
2011 21,084 -0.36% estimation process
2012 20,930 -0.74% estimation process
2013 20,978 0.23% estimation process
2014 20,983 0.02% estimation process
2015 20,758 -1.08% estimation process
2016 20,653 -0.51% estimation process
2017 20,507 -0.71% estimation process
2018 20,492 -0.07% estimation process
2019 20,563 0.35% estimation process
2020 20,388 -0.86% estimation process

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People born in Vernon County (3)

People born in Vernon County, including actress Alice Ghostley, politician John M. Dalton, Tom Van Sickle, .


Other places with the same name (2)

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