Verona, Wisconsin

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Verona, Wisconsin

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.

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High Points

Verona strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Verona Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Verona College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 6% Verona Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 6% Verona Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Verona People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Verona Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Verona, Wisconsin

Comparing Verona to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 9 10
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Age of the Population 5 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Senior Citizens 3 2
Racial Diversity 1 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
College Educated Adults 9 10
People Above Poverty 9 8
Median Family Income 9 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 9
Short Commute Times 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 7 6
Public Transportation Use 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Rents 5 2
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Verona Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,052 100%
Male 3,411 48.4%
Female 3,641 51.6%
Under 18 2,214 31.4%
18+ 4,838 68.6%
65+ 699 9.9%
Median Age 36.5
Average Family Size 3.16
White 6,873 97.5%
African-American 44 0.6%
Asian 47 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.2%
Other 16 0.2%
Mixed Race 60 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 50 0.7%

Estimated Verona Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,166
Growth 3,114
Growth % 44.2%

Verona Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 33.8%
Norwegian 14.2%
Irish 12.8%
English 6.8%
US/American 5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
Italian 3.2%
Swedish 2.7%
Polish 2.2%
Swiss 2.2%
Czech 1.9%
Dutch 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
European 1%
Finnish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.8%
Armenian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
Belgian 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Verona 7,052 $71,098
Cross Plains 3,084 $62,500
Fitchburg 20,501 $64,106
Madison 208,054 $59,840
Middleton 15,770 $71,514
Oregon 7,514 $65,518
Shorewood Hills 1,732 $131,265

Verona Public Libraries

Verona Public Library
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