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Overview

Introduction to Verona, Wisconsin

Verona, Wisconsin is 8 miles SW of Madison, Wisconsin and 82 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city is included in the Madison metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 7,052 people lived in Verona.

Verona History

Verona is located in Dane County, which was founded in 1839 and named in honor of Nathan Dane. Dane was a delegate of the Congress of the Confederation from Massachusetts and helped carve the State of Wisconsin from the Northwest Territory. The city was named after Verona, New York.

Verona and nearby Attractions

  • Henry Vilas Zoo
  • Little A-Merrick- Amusement Park
  • Military Ridge State Trail
  • Chazen Museum of Art
  • Badger Prairie County Park
  • Mount Horeb Mustard Museum

Things To Do In Verona

Local museums include the Sun Prairie Historical Library & Museum, the Albany Historical Museum, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Mount Horeb Mustard Museum and the Chazen Museum. One can also visit the Henry Vilas Zoo and the Badger Prairie County Park from Verona. The Little A-Merrick-Amusement Park is popular among local children.

Verona Transportation

Dane County Regional Airport is nearby.

Verona Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the Madison Area Technical College.

People

Total Population 11,723
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 9.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,427
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $105,547
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $1,008
Median House Value $249,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0%
English 13.9%
Irish 15.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Verona Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SW of Madison, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Dane
Metro Area Madison
Standard Zip Codes 53593
Phone Area Codes 608
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.99
Longitude -89.533

Verona Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CHARMANY FARM
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station MADISON DANE CO AP
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.9 inches
Station ARLINGTON UNIV FARM
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 23 F
Apr Temp 36 to 55 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cross Plains 3,834 $86,622
Fitchburg 26,616 $72,663
Madison 243,122 $78,580
Middleton 18,478 $83,950
Oregon 9,769 $87,824
Shorewood Hills 1,839 $166,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Verona Public Libraries

Library
Verona Public Library
130 N. FRANKLIN ST.
Verona, Wisconsin
(608) 845-7180

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Verona High Schools

VERONA AREA HI
300 RICHARD ST
608-845-4410
Serves 1,392 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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