Introduction to Verona, New Jersey

Verona, New Jersey, in Essex county, is 4 miles SW of Clifton, New Jersey and 7 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Newark metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 13,533 people lived in Verona.

Verona History

Verona, along with some of its neighboring towns, was originally known as the Horseneck Tract. The area today known as Verona was initially inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. It was renamed Caldwell Township after the Revolutionary War. During mid-19th century, the name of Caldwell was changed to Vernon Valley. But the name was changed to Verona as there was already another Vernon Valley in Sussex County. On April 30, 1907, Verona was incorporated.

Verona and nearby Attractions

  • Verona Park
  • Eagle Rock Reservation
  • Montclair Art Museum
  • Nutley Museum
  • Lambert Castle Museum
  • Edgemont Memorial Park
  • Israel Crane House

Things To Do In Verona

The town includes a baseball and football park, two softball and baseball fields and an artificial turf field. Apart from these, the Recreation Department of Verona also organizes a number of events throughout the year.

Verona Transportation

Newark Liberty International is the closest major airport.

Verona Higher Education

The nearest colleges and universities are Montclair State University, Bloomfield College and Caldwell College.


Total Population 13,508
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,782
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.3%
Median Earnings25+ $60,421
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,909
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,403


Median Family Income $136,739
% Above Poverty Level 97.4%
% Below Poverty Level 2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%


People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $1,306
Median House Value $420,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 26.4%

Verona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Clifton, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 07044
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.829
Longitude -74.24

Verona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 2.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caldwell 7,864 $97,228
Cedar Grove 12,499 $125,051
Essex Fells 2,140 $187,500
Glen Ridge 7,606 $200,216
Montclair 37,934 $132,440
West Orange 46,703 $116,186

Verona Public Libraries

Verona Free Public Library
Verona, New Jersey
(973) 857-4848
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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