Vernon, California

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Vernon is a city located in Los Angeles County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city only had a total population of 91. It has the smallest population of any incorporated city in California; most of the city's land area is occupied by industrial facilities. Vernon was incorporated to promote industrial development along the railroads in the area. Consisting almost entirely of warehouses and factories, the city's main industries are textile manufacturing, metalworking, and manufacture of transportation equipment.

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Geography

Vernon is located at 34°0'4" North, 118°12'40" West (34.001213, -118.210979)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.4 km² (5.2 mi²). 12.9 km² (5.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.10% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 91 people, 25 households, and 23 families residing in the city. The population density is 7.0/km² (18.2/mi²). There are 26 housing units at an average density of 2.0/km² (5.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 47.25% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 47.25% from other races, and 4.40% from two or more races. 89.01% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 25 households out of which 56.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 92.0% are married couples living together, 0.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 8.0% are non-families. 8.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.64 and the average family size is 3.78.

In the city the population is spread out with 37.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 89.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 111.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $60,000, and the median income for a family is $63,750. Males have a median income of $46,250 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the city is $17,812. 0.0% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line.

Industrial History

Vernon Kilns was founded in July 1931 after Faye G. Bennison purchased Poxon China Company in Vernon, California. Poxon China Company was built at 2310 East 52nd Street, Vernon, California, now part of Los Angeles. Bennison continued to produce Poxon lines, using Poxon shapes for some time before an earthquake in 1933 forced Bennison to develop original shapes for Vernon. Two fires in the late 1940's almost brought the end of Vernon Potteries, Ltd., but Bennison decided to rebuild and continued to flourish during a time when imports were not available. The company was not able to compete when a flood of foreign imports hit the American shelves and in 1958 Vernon Kilns sold its holding to Metlox. Metlox continued to market some Vernon shapes and patterns under the division Vernonware until 1989.

The company produced dinnerware, art pottery, figurines, ashtrays and other popular lines. All products were of earthenware, with clays from Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and England. Glazes were developed from minerals mined in California and many patterns including all of the plaids were hand painted.

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