Verona, New York

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Verona is a town in Oneida County, New York, United States. 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.

The Town of Verona is in the western part of the county and is west of the City of Rome.

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History

The town was first settled in 1792. The Town of Verona was established from the Town of Westmoreland in 1802.

In 1993, the Oneida Nation purchased land in the town and opened a casino and bingo hall. By 1997, this facility evolved into a resort called Turning Stone Resort & Casino.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 69.7 square miles (180.5 km²), of which, 69.3 square miles (179.5 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²) of it (0.59%) is water.

The western part of the town borders Oneida Lake and Madison County, New York. The New York State Thruway and the Erie Canal cross the town.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 6,425 people, 2,399 households, and 1,813 families residing in the town. The population density was 92.7 people per square mile (35.8/km²). There were 2,665 housing units at an average density of 38.5/sq mi (14.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.71% White, 0.37% African American, 0.64% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.05% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.47% of the population.

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.

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