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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 13,489
Male Share of the Population 46.4%
Female Share of the Population 53.6%
Senior Citizens 19.6%
Employed Population 16+ 6,563
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 59.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $135,350
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 6.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,361
Median House Value $430,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 24.6%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
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
Station CANOE BROOK
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
Station NEWARK INTL AP
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 7,902 $102,813
Cedar Grove 12,529 $128,092
Essex Fells 2,153 $193,929
Glen Ridge 7,607 $200,703
Montclair 38,021 $142,380
West Orange 47,014 $110,919

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

Verona Public Libraries

Library
Verona Free Public Library
17 GOULD STREET
Verona, New Jersey
(973) 857-4848
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VERONA HIGH
151 FAIRVIEW AVE
973-239-3300
Serves 582 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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