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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,481
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+6,728
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married62.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.4%
Median Earnings25+$61,289
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,654

Wealth

Median Family Income$143,071
% Above Poverty Level97.3%
% Below Poverty Level2.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation7.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,392
Median House Value$433,300

Ancestry

Italian36.8%
Irish21.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.5%
German13.9%
Polish7.6%
English4.8%
Russian2.5%
Ukrainian2.5%
Arab2.2%
French Except Basque1.5%
Egyptian1.4%
Hungarian0.8%
Swedish0.8%
Macedonian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Czech0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Turkish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Australian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Israeli0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Verona Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes7044
Phone Area Codes973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.83
Approximate 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)

StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationCANOE BROOK
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp18 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip51.6 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caldwell7,967$114,583
Cedar Grove12,545$133,704
Essex Fells2,164$197,361
Glen Ridge7,615$201,759
Montclair38,130$148,976
West Orange47,037$111,841

Verona Public Libraries

Verona Free Public Library
17 GOULD STREET
Verona, New Jersey
(973) 857-4848

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Verona Public Schools

Brookdale Avenue School
14 Brookdale Court
ZIP: 7044
(973) 571-6752
Primary
Total Enrollment 120
Forest Avenue School
118 Forest Ave
ZIP: 7044
(973) 571-6754
Primary
Total Enrollment 220
Frederic N. Brown Elementary School
125 Grove Ave
ZIP: 7044
(973) 571-6753
Primary
Total Enrollment 205
Henry B. Whitehorne Middle School
600 Bloomfield Ave
ZIP: 7044
(973) 239-1300
Middle
Total Enrollment 726
Laning Avenue School
18 Lanning Rd
ZIP: 7044
(973) 239-5590
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Verona High School
151 Fairview Ave
ZIP: 7044
(973) 571-6750
High
Total Enrollment 620

Verona Private Schools

Our Lady Of The Lake School
26 Lakeside Ave
ZIP: 7044
Elementary
Total Enrollment 148
The Children's Institute
1 Sunset Ave
ZIP: 7044
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 307
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