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Verona, Missouri
City
Location of Verona, Missouri
Location of Verona, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Lawrence
Area
 • Total 0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Land 0.87 sq mi (2.25 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,280 ft (390 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 619
 • Estimate (2012) 614
 • Density 711.5/sq mi (274.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 65769
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-75886
GNIS feature ID 0728175

Verona is a city in Lawrence County, Missouri. The population was 619 at the 2010 census.

Geography

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).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), all of it land.

History

A post office called Verona has been in operation since 1857. The town site was platted in 1868. The community was named after Verona, in Italy. The city was incorporated in 1916.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 240
1880 479 99.6%
1910 446
1920 438 −1.8%
1930 390 −11.0%
1940 405 3.8%
1950 396 −2.2%
1960 401 1.3%
1970 515 28.4%
1980 592 15.0%
1990 546 −7.8%
2000 714 30.8%
2010 619 −13.3%
Est. 2015 604 −2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 619 people, 206 households, and 146 families residing in the city. The population density was 711.5 inhabitants per square mile (274.7/km2). There were 239 housing units at an average density of 274.7 per square mile (106.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 68.2% White, 1.5% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 27.9% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 45.7% of the population.

There were 206 households of which 45.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.1% were non-families. 26.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15% 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 3.68.

The median age in the city was 30.7 years. 33.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.1% were from 25 to 44; 19.6% were from 45 to 64; and 12% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census

As of the census 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 per square mile (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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