Verona is a town in Oneida County, New
The population was 6,425 at the 2000
census. The source of the town name is unknown,
though it's possibly named after Verona, Italy.
Town of Verona is in the western part of the
county and is west of the City of Rome.
The town was first settled in 1792.The Town of Verona was
established from the Town of
In 1993, the Oneida Nation
land in the town and opened a casino
hall. By 1997, this facility
evolved into a resort called Turning Stone
Resort & Casino.
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the town has a total area of
69.7 square miles (180.5 kmÂ²), of which, 69.3 square
miles (179.5 kmÂ²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles
(1.1 kmÂ²) of it (0.59%) is water.
western part of the town borders Oneida Lake and Madison County, New
York State Thruway
and the Erie Canal
cross the town.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 6,425
people, 2,399 households, and 1,813 families residing in the town.
The population density
people per square mile (35.8/kmÂ²). There were 2,665 housing units
at an average density of 38.5/sq mi (14.9/kmÂ²). The racial
makeup of the town was 97.71% White
, 0.37% African American
, 0.02% Pacific Islander
, 0.05% from
, and 0.84%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.47% of the
There were 2,399 households out of which 34.5% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples
living together, 8.5% had a female
householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families.
19.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average
household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the town the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age
of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to
64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was
38 years. For every 100 females there were 103.1 males. For every
100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $42,745, and the
median income for a family was $47,951. Males had a median income
of $32,328 versus $23,646 for females. The per capita income
for the town was
$18,017. About 3.8% of families and 5.7% of the population were
below the poverty line
, including 6.8%
of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.
Communities and locations in Verona
- Agnes Corners â€“ A hamlet southwest of
- Blackmans Corners â€“ A hamlet northeast of
- Cagwin Corners â€“ A hamlet north of
- Churchville â€“ A hamlet southwest of Verona
- Dumbarton â€“ A hamlet on NY 46 north of State Bridge.
- Durhamville â€“ A hamlet near the west town
- Dams Corner â€“ A hamlet southwest of
- Fish Creek Station â€“ A hamlet in the northwest
part of the town near Verona Beach State Park.
- Goodrich Corners â€“ A hamlet on the east town
- Higginsville â€“ A hamlet on Route 46 north of
- Paradise Hill â€“ A hamlet southeast of Starks
- Sconondoa â€“ A hamlet on the town line in the
southwest part of the town.
- Stacy Basin â€“ A hamlet north of Higginsville
on Route 46.
- Starks Landing â€“ A hamlet on Route 46 north of
- State Bridge â€“ A hamlet north of Durhamville
on Route 46.
- Sylvan Beach â€“ A village on the western edge of the
- Verona â€“ The hamlet of Verona was originally
called "Hand's Village" and was the site of a health spa.
- Verona Beach â€“ A hamlet on the shore of Oneida
Lake, north of Verona Beach State Park.
- Verona Beach State Park â€“ A state park on
- Verona Mills â€“ A hamlet in the northeast
corner of the town.
- Verona Station â€“ A hamlet, located on NY 31, west of Verona.