Verona, Missouri

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Verona is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri, United States. The population was 714 at the 2000 census, at which time it was a town.



Verona is located at 36°57′47″N 93°47′44″W / 36.96306°N 93.79556°W / 36.96306; -93.79556 (36.963034, -93.795626)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²), all of it land.


Verona was incorporated as a city in 1916.[4] Verona is home to the very haunted Lees Cemetery and a rumored satanic cult that burned down Lee's Church. Lee's Cemetery is said to be haunted.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 714 people, 238 households, and 170 families residing in the town. The population density was 820.3 people per square mile (316.9/km²). There were 252 housing units at an average density of 289.5/sq mi (111.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 79.41% White, 1.54% African American, 0.70% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 16.39% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 30.95% of the population.

There were 238 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.52.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.1% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $27,813, and the median income for a family was $30,156. Males had a median income of $21,250 versus $16,442 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,750. About 19.4% of families and 26.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.6% of those under age 18 and 12.2% of those age 65 or over.

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