Verona, NJ
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Verona is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 13,569 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Verona is the 147th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Verona are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Verona is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Verona is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Verona who work in office and administrative support (14.16%), teaching (13.77%), and management occupations (13.33%).

Of important note, Verona is also a town of artists. Verona has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Verona’s character.

Also of interest is that Verona has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Verona is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

The overall crime rate in Verona is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

In Verona, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Verona is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Verona is a pretty powerful place. 57.33% of the adults in Verona have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Verona in 2010 was $52,595, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $210,380 for a family of four.

Verona is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Verona home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Verona residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Verona include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Verona is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.