About Vernon County
Deep in the heart of Wisconsin’s Hidden Valleys lies Vernon County. It is a place so quiet and beautiful, it’s no wonder we call it God’s Country. Our celebrated rivers, rugged hills, scenic farms, sturdy forests, tranquil back roads, crystal air and friendly people combine to make Vernon County the ideal place to find rest and renewal.
Here in Vernon County, outdoor fun is always in season. All year long, you’ll always find plenty of outdoor action. Join us for boating, biking, paddling, hiking, bird watching, fishing, snowmobile and skiing.
Throughout Vernon County, you’ll find clean, pleasant communities that are proud of their heritage, their history and their values. We celebrate that heritage with world-renowned festivals, cultural centers, parks, nature reserves and historical sites. And we’re always ready to share our love of the land and our way of life.
So, start planning your escape to the country in Vernon County. Discover our friendly towns, postcard vistas, peaceful hidaways and our simple, honest way of life. We’re ready to share our secrets with you.
Top Ten Employers
|Employer||Service or Product||Number of Employees|
|CROPP||Dairy product merchant wholesalers||250‐499 employees|
|Vernon Memorial Healthcare Inc.||General medical and surgical hospitals||250‐499 employees|
|Nelson Global Products Inc.||Miscellaneous general purpose machinery mfg.||100‐249 employees|
|Running Inc.||Taxi service||100‐249 employees|
|Wal-Mart||Warehouse clubs and supercenters||100‐249 employees|
|St. Joseph’s Health Services Inc||General medical and surgical hospitals||100‐249 employees|
|Bethel Home and Services Inc.||Nursing care facilities||100‐249 employees|
|Viroqua Area School District||Elementary and secondary schools||100‐249 employees|
|Vernon Manor||Nursing care facilities||100‐249 employees|
|Westby Co-Op Creamery Co.||Fluid milk manufacturing||100‐249 employees|
Source: WI DWD, Bureau ofWorkforce Training, QCEW, OEAspecial request, Sept. 2013
Population and Demographics
|Apr 1, 2010 Census||Jan 1, 2013 Estimate||Numeric Change||Proportional Change|
Source: Demographic Services Center, Wisconsin Department of Administration