For population 25 years and over in Rome:
For population 15 years and over in Rome village:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (54.1 miles , pop. 51,475).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cincinnati, OH (68.7 miles , pop. 331,285).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (315.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Vanceburg, KY (2.4 miles ), Concord, KY (2.5 miles) , Tollesboro, KY (3.2 miles ), Garrison, KY (3.5 miles ), Manchester, OH (3.5 miles ), West Union, OH (3.5 miles ), Laurel-Petersville, KY (4.0 miles ), Otway, OH (4.2 miles) .
Latitude: 38.66 N, Longitude: 83.38 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 606
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+34.5%).
Average climate in Rome, Ohio
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Rome-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Rome village center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 29.0 miles away from the village center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Rome-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from Rome center
On 2/19/1995 at 12:57:06, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, 3.6 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/8/1990 at 00:03:57, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/1991 at 18:34:51, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.5 miles away from Rome center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Blizzard: 1, Tornado: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rome:
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.73. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
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 2011: 31.4%
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)
Rome compared to Ohio state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Rome (based on Lawrence County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.56%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 10
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,975 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:
4.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,586 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 Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rome)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rome)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rome, OH
Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.