Verona, Pennsylvania

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Verona
Borough
A view heading west into Verona coming from Oakmont, PA
A view heading west into Verona coming from Oakmont, PA
Location within Allegheny County
Location within Allegheny County
Verona is located in Pennsylvania
Verona
Verona
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°30′18″N 79°50′27″W / 40.50500°N 79.84083°W / 40.50500; -79.84083Coordinates: 40°30′18″N 79°50′27″W / 40.50500°N 79.84083°W / 40.50500; -79.84083
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Allegheny
Settled 1769
Incorporated 1871
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (2 km2)
 • Land 0.5 sq mi (1 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,474
 • Density 4,100/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 15147
Area code(s) 412
Website Borough of Verona

Verona is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is 13 miles (21 km) northeast of downtown Pittsburgh, along the left bank of the Allegheny River. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 2,474.[1]

History[edit]

Verona was named by combining the names of the Verner and Iona railroad stops along the Allegheny Valley Railroad. [2]

Industry[edit]

Formerly, railroad shops, tool works, lumber yards, steel-casting works, structural iron works, and a chemical plant operated in the borough. Woodings-Verona Tool Works, Inc. once produced tools in the borough along Jones Street. Producing cocktail mixes and Little Hugs, Daily Juice Products currently has a large-scale production facility where the train roundhouse once stood next to Plum Creek. Bunting Graphics, Inc. also has operation in Verona. Bunting Graphics has supplied signage and architecture around the world, including for the National Parks System. In 1900, the number of people living in Verona was 1,904; the population increased to 2,849 in 1910. The population was 2,474 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Verona is located at 40°30′18″N 79°50′27″W / 40.50500°N 79.84083°W / 40.50500; -79.84083 (40.504882, -79.840935).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 14.29%, is water.

Streams[edit]

Plum Creek flows through the borough.[4]

Surrounding communities[edit]

Verona is bordered by Oakmont to the north and Penn Hills Township to the east and south. To the west, across the Allegheny River, is O'Hara Township.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,477
1900 1,904 28.9%
1910 2,849 49.6%
1920 3,938 38.2%
1930 4,376 11.1%
1940 4,396 0.5%
1950 4,325 −1.6%
1960 4,032 −6.8%
1970 3,737 −7.3%
1980 3,179 −14.9%
1990 3,260 2.5%
2000 3,124 −4.2%
2010 2,474 −20.8%
Est. 2012 2,469 −0.2%
Sources:[5][6][7][8][9][10]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 3,124 people, 1,376 households, and 806 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,841.0 people per square mile (2,275.8/km²). There were 1,480 housing units at an average density of 2,767.2 per square mile (1,078.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.77% White, 3.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.16% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

There were 1,376 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.8% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.4% were non-families. 36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the borough the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,245, and the median income for a family was $36,452. Males had a median income of $26,890 versus $25,462 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,881. About 10.0% of families and 14.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.9% of those under age 18 and 16.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Verona borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American FactFinder 2. Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ Barr, H; Zaccaria, E., Reed, G. (1971). A Verona Album, 1871-1971. Verona Centennial Book Committee. p. 5. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Plum Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-12-18. 
  5. ^ "Population-Pennsylvania". U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Number and Distribution of Inhabitants:Pennsylvania-Tennessee". Fifteenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. 
  7. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Pennsylvania". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.