For population 25 years and over in Rome:
For population 15 years and over in Rome city:
3 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $450 (0.7%)
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
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: -56 (-33.1%).
Average climate in Rome, Iowa
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Hospitals/medical centers near Rome:
Amtrak station near Rome:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rome:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.5. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00313. This is significantly better than average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
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:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Rome compared to Iowa state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Rome city (based on Henry County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.36%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Rome government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
Rome government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
Rome government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):
Rome government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
6.04% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,493 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.85% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,324 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6