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 91.67% 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 sales jobs (13.32%), office and administrative support (12.95%), and teaching (12.80%).

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.

Verona’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Despite being a small town, Verona has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Verona. 55.57% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Verona in 2010 was $52,115, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $208,460 for a family of four.

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.