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Population in 2012: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -19.7%
Males: 41  (44.4%)
Females: 53  (55.6%)

Median resident age:  49.3 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip code: 45684

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,692 (it was $31,136 in 2000)
Rome:

$26,692
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,227

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $41,324 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Rome:

$41,324
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $37,514; Detached houses: $55,392; Mobile homes: $18,358

Median gross rent in 2012: $183.

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  • White alone - 89 (94.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.1%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rome: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (27.3%), United States (26.3%), German (10.1%), French (6.1%), Dutch (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 353 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rome:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 31.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rome village:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.0%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:  2.2%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Rome, Ohio as of November 01, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Rome to the number of sex offenders is 13 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (0.9%)

Rome satellite photo by USGS

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 ), Bentonville, OH (3.7 miles ), Friendship, OH (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.66 N, Longitude: 83.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 606

Rome household income distribution Rome home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Ohio:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+34.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Utilities (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Business operations specialists (23%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (23%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (15%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (18%)
  • Registered nurses (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)


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Tornado activity:

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).
Rome topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Rome:

  • CHESTNUT RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, OH)
  • ADAMS COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, OH)
  • ADAMS COUNTY HOSPITAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, OH)

Political contributions by individuals in Rome, OH

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rome:

  • Shawnee State University (about 22 miles; Portsmouth, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,573)
  • Morehead State University (about 34 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 5,875)
  • Southern State Community College (about 42 miles; Hillsboro, OH; FT enrollment: 2,084)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 42 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,202)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 53 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,391)
  • Marshall University (about 55 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 9,821)
  • Northern Kentucky University (about 64 miles; Highland Heights, KY; FT enrollment: 10,543)

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Notable location: Rome Boat Launch Ramp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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AQI  SO2 PM10 PM2.5 Pb 

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
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.73. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

1.73
U.S.:

2.43
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: 30.0%

Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  57.8%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  8.9%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Rome, OH

Rome compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly 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:

  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rome village (based on Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 22.56%
Here22.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents20.9%14.8%13.8%12.7%10.1%
Congregations30.2%5.8%4.7%3.5%10.5%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents7.4%6.6%5.9%1.4%6.5%
Congregations2.3%10.5%12.8%1.2%18.6%
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: 10
Lawrence County:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Lawrence County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Here:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lawrence County:

11.4%
State:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

32.5%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.1%
Ohio:

11.9%

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$51
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$68
Totals for Government 0$0 7$119


4.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,975 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.96%
Ohio average:

5.31%

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 Cabell County, WV  1.29% ($33,477 average AGI)
from Boyd County, KY  0.35% ($26,520)
from Scioto County, OH  0.29% ($34,203)


4.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.88%
Ohio average:

5.79%

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 Cabell County, WV  1.01% ($23,381 average AGI)
to Boyd County, KY  0.43% ($24,774)
to Scioto County, OH  0.29% ($29,841)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rome:

  • WKKS (1570 AM; 1 kW; VANCEBURG, KY; Owner: BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rome:

  • WKKS-FM (104.9 FM; VANCEBURG, KY; Owner: BROWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WFLE-FM (95.1 FM; FLEMINGSBURG, KY; Owner: FLEMING COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WNXT-FM (99.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • W215AV (90.9 FM; SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WRAC (103.1 FM; WEST UNION, OH; Owner: DREAMCATCHER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZZ (107.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING OF PORTSMOUTH 2, INC.)
  • WMKY (90.3 FM; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAGX (101.3 FM; MANCHESTER, OH; Owner: JEWELL SCHAEFFER BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WVXW (89.5 FM; WEST UNION, OH; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFTM-FM (95.9 FM; MAYSVILLE, KY; Owner: STANDARD TOBACCO COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214BI (90.7 FM; PIKETON, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WAXZ (97.7 FM; GEORGETOWN, OH; Owner: RICHARD L. PLESSINGER, SR.)

TV broadcast stations around Rome:

  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • W66CZ (Channel 66; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W17AY (Channel 17; SEAMAN, OH; Owner: TRANQUILITY COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WKMR (Channel 38; MOREHEAD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

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
  • 3162 Us 6 (Lat: 41.605056 Lon: -80.863972), Call Sign: KNBV365
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.130 MHz, 154.205 MHz, 154.280 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/14/2012, Expiration Date: 01/19/2022
    Registrant: Lowry Mobile Communications, Inc, 902 Brentwood Drive, Greenville, PA 16125, Phone: (724) 646-1591, Fax: (724) 646-3591, Email:
  • Corner Of Route 6 & Evening Star Dr (Lat: 41.605333 Lon: -80.831472), Call Sign: KNCQ721
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.145 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2011, Expiration Date: 01/21/2022
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 3.4 Mi E Sr 45 1348 Dodgeville Rd (Lat: 41.585889 Lon: -80.800361), Call Sign: KZO668, Licensee ID: L00119666
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/1996, Expiration Date: 09/22/2001, Cancellation Date: 02/24/2002
    Registrant: Thomas A Cunningham, 1348 Dodgeville Rd, Rome, OH 44085, Phone: (216) 294-2286
  • 707 Spencer Road (State Forest Road 23) (Lat: 38.648639 Lon: -83.185611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.4 m, Overall height: 89.3 m, Call Sign: WQDD511
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.950 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/29/2005, Expiration Date: 07/29/2015, Certifier: Greg Dunham
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Buena Vista TS, 707 Spencer Road (State Forest Road 23) (Lat: 38.648639 Lon: -83.185611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 85.4 m, Overall height: 89.3 m, Call Sign: WQEP256
    Assigned Frequencies: 6121.24 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/15/2006, Expiration Date: 03/15/2016, Certifier: Jason D Griffith
    Registrant: Aepsc, One Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-3482, Fax: (614) 716-3535

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rome)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3375A , Serial Number: 22-1628, Year manufactured: 1953, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/1955
    Registrant (Individual): George Jr Tatalovich, 4519 State Route 534, Rome, OH 44085


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Rome


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Most common first names in Rome, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2573.6 years
Mary1881.3 years
William1672.2 years
Robert1368.5 years
Joseph1274.8 years
Edward1274.1 years
Margaret1174.7 years
George1170.8 years
Frank1069.1 years
Helen872.5 years
Most common last names in Rome, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller764.5 years
Carraher681.7 years
Kellogg581.2 years
Johnson577.6 years
Mizerak573.8 years
Smith574.0 years
Ahola473.9 years
Irvine477.2 years
Anderson474.3 years
Davis476.0 years
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  • William J. Watson, Jr. (1)

Total of 2 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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