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Population in 2012: 118 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 

Males: 61  (52.5%)
Females: 57  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  42.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip code: 52641

Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,936 (it was $22,083 in 2000)
Rome:

$18,936
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,495

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $20,537 (it was $41,300 in 2000)
Rome:

$20,537
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $26,389; Detached houses: $27,182; Mobile homes: $25,143

Median gross rent in 2012: $660.

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  • White alone - 110 (94.0%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (6.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rome: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.2%), Irish (16.9%), English (4.9%), Norwegian (4.9%), Dutch (2.8%), Italian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/1/1869

Elevation: 621 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 909 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rome:

  • High school or higher: 67.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 16.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rome city:

  • Never married: 33.0%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 1.1%
  • Divorced: 22.7%

3 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe).

This city:  3.0%
Iowa:  3.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $450 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $375 (2.4%)

Rome satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (47.3 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (180.0 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (216.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Westwood, IA (1.8 miles) , Lockridge, IA (1.9 miles ), Mount Pleasant, IA (2.6 miles ), Salem, IA (3.1 miles ), Hillsboro, IA (3.2 miles ), Wayland, IA (3.4 miles ), Stockport, IA (3.4 miles ), Coppock, IA (3.5 miles) .

Latitude: 40.98 N, Longitude: 91.68 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 319

Rome household income distribution Rome home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.5%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -56 (-33.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (41%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Accommodation and food services (39%)
  • Retail trade (28%)
  • Utilities (17%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Rome-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 142% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.3 miles away from the Rome city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1967, a category F3 tornado 9.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Rome:

  • HENRY COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, L.C. - MOUNT PLEASANT (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)
  • PLEASANT MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA)

Amtrak station near Rome:

  • 7 miles: MOUNT PLEASANT (418 N. ADAMS ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rome:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 29 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,087)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 38 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • University of Iowa (about 48 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,313)
  • Western Illinois University (about 64 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,446)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 65 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 69 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 3,969)
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic (about 69 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 2,080)

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Henry County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.5. This is about average.
City:

37.5
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.5
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00313. This is significantly better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00313
U.S.:

0.06353


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.3%
(14.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  15.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rome, IA

Rome compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rome travel time to work - commute


Rome mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (5%)

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Religion statistics for Rome city (based on Henry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.36%
Here48.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Mennonite Church USA
Adherents25.1%13.9%10.2%8.8%8.3%
Congregations23.7%2.6%2.6%7.9%7.9%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesOther
Adherents5.7%4.7%4.1%3.3%15.8%
Congregations2.6%2.6%2.6%2.6%44.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Henry County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Henry County:

4.96 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
This county:

9.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Henry County:

7.8%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

28.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$129
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$86
Totals for Government 0$0 7$215

Rome government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($25.42)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($525.42)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($118.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($59.32)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($42.37)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($25.42)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($16.95)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($16.95)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($8.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($50.85)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($110.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($25.42)

Rome government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $21,000 ($177.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($93.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($16.95)
    Rents: $1,000 ($8.47)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($601.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($144.07)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($76.27)
    Total General Sales: $8,000 ($67.80)

Rome government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($406.78)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $129,000 ($1093.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $129,000 ($1093.22)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($406.78)

Rome government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $143,000 ($1211.86)

6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.04%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Des Moines County, IA  0.89% ($26,892 average AGI)
from Lee County, IA  0.55% ($30,675)
from Washington County, IA  0.41% ($26,767)


6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,324 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Des Moines County, IA  1.03% ($35,026 average AGI)
to Washington County, IA  0.43% ($24,281)
to Johnson County, IA  0.42% ($28,226)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rome:

  • KILJ (1130 AM; daytime; 0 kW; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMT (600 AM; 5 kW; CEDAR RAPIDS, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rome:

  • KILJ-FM (105.5 FM; MOUNT PLEASANT, IA; Owner: KILJ, INC.)
  • KKNL (97.3 FM; NEW LONDON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCII-FM (106.1 FM; WASHINGTON, IA; Owner: HOME BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rome:

  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • CHRISTINE A VERRE, 2213 Benton Ave. (Lat: 40.985139 Lon: -91.704139), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2147647049, Ineace@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 150
  • Matt Doyle, Southwest Of The Intersection Of Old Hwy 34 & Benton Ave, North Of I-34. Ia00032 (Lat: 40.985139 Lon: -91.704139), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 9728693500, Karnold@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 210
  • Paul Prins, Southwest Of The Intersection Of Old Hwy 34 & Benton Ave, North Of I-34. Ia00032 (Lat: 40.985139 Lon: -91.704139), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 2147647049, Ineace@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 150
  • Irene Neace, Southwest Of The Intersection Of Old Hwy 34 & Benton Ave, North Of I-34. Ia00032 (Lat: 40.985139 Lon: -91.704139), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 61 m
    Registrant: 2147647049, Ineace@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 150
  • Irene Neace, 2213 Benton Ave. (Lat: 40.985139 Lon: -91.704139), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2147647049, Ineace@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 150
  • Irene Neace, 2213 Benton Ave. (Lat: 40.985139 Lon: -91.704139), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2147647049, Ineace@trintel.Com, 2201 WEST ROYAL LANE, SUITE 150


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