Verona, Pennsylvania

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Verona is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Downtown Pittsburgh, along the right bank of the Allegheny River.

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Industry

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 3,124 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Verona is located at 40°30′18″N 79°50′27″W / 40.505°N 79.84083°W / 40.505; -79.84083 (40.504882, -79.840935).[1]

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 (1.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (14.29%) is water.

Streams

Plum Creek flows through the borough.[2]

Surrounding communities

Oakmont, Penn Hills

Demographics

As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

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