For population 25 years and over in Rome:
For population 15 years and over in Rome town:
17 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Portland, ME (65.6 miles , pop. 64,249).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (167.0 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (327.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Smithfield, ME (2.2 miles ), Belgrade, ME (2.4 miles ), Vienna, ME (2.5 miles ), Mercer, ME (2.6 miles ), Oakland, ME (2.8 miles ), New Sharon, ME (2.8 miles ), Mount Vernon, ME (2.9 miles ), Oakland, ME (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 44.57 N, Longitude: 69.88 W
Area code: 207
Work and jobs in Rome: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Rome, Maine
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rome-area historical tornado activity is above Maine state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/31/1971, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Rome town center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 11/7/1971, a category F2 tornado 13.5 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Rome-area historical earthquake activity is near Maine state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/26/1999 at 03:38:43, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.8 miles away from Rome center
On 1/17/2000 at 08:16:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 10.1 mi) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2000 at 21:05:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 6.0 mi) earthquake occurred 23.1 miles away from Rome center
On 9/16/1994 at 04:22:42, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Kennebec County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Snows: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rome:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Rome and their reported violations in the past:BEAR SPRING CAMPS (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Rome that have no violations reported:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Rome compared to Maine state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Rome (based on Kennebec County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 36.24%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 24
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 17
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 77
Number of full-service restaurants: 105
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
5.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,721 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($253 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,476 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($211 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Rome:
Strongest FM radio stations in Rome:
TV broadcast stations around Rome:
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total costs: $941,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 255
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 5,100
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.