Rome, Ohio

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Population in 2013: 91 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.2%
Males: 39  (43.4%)
Females: 52  (56.6%)
Median resident age:  53.9 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years

Zip code: 45684

Estimated median household income in 2013: $17,418 (it was $31,136 in 2000)
Rome:

$17,418
OH:

$48,081

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,126 (it was $12,026 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $39,809 (it was $43,800 in 2000)
Rome:

$39,809
OH:

$127,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $187.

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  • Races in Rome, OH (2010)

    Rome races chart
    • 8994.7%White alone
    • 22.1%American Indian alone
    • 22.1%Two or more races
    • 11.1%Hispanic
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Rome: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Rome, OH collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: United States (38.2%), Irish (14.7%), French (7.4%), German (7.4%), Dutch (1.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 342 people per square mile   (very low).

Rome, Ohio map

For population 25 years and over in Rome:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rome village:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 20.8%

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

2.6%
Ohio:

4.1%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Rome, Ohio as of August 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Rome to the number of sex offenders is 12 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $211 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $343 (0.7%)

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 June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+34.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (80%)
  • Utilities (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (60%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (40%)
  • Material moving occupations (40%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (27%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (27%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

Average climate in Rome, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rome-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 11% smaller 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 above Ohio state average. It is 79% 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 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 244.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 251.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 243.2 miles away from Rome center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 234.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 6, Storms: 5, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rome topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Rome:

  • CHESTNUT RIDGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, OH)
  • ADAMS COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, OH)
  • ADAMS COUNTY HOSPITAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, OH)
  • EAGLE CREEK NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, OH)
  • ADAMS COUNTY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WEST UNION, OH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rome:

  • Shawnee State University (about 22 miles; Portsmouth, OH; Full-time enrollment: 4,160)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 24 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)
  • Morehead State University (about 34 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • Southern State Community College (about 42 miles; Hillsboro, OH; FT enrollment: 2,418)
  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 42 miles; Ashland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,482)
  • University of Cincinnati-Clermont College (about 53 miles; Batavia, OH; FT enrollment: 2,739)
  • Marshall University (about 55 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 24.9. This is significantly better than average.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.07
U.S.:

1.93

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.5
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 37.7%
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

Rome compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below 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 above state average.
  • House age 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.3
Ohio average:

10.9

Rome travel time to work - commute Rome mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (35%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Electricity (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,55658
Mainline Protestant3,25923
Catholic1,9284
Black Protestant5364
Other1253
None48,046-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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.
State:

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
Lawrence County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.4%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

32.5%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.1%
State:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$216
Totals for Government 0$0 7$216

4.46% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,223 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.46%
Ohio average:

4.72%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cabell County, WV  1.14% ($38,795 average AGI)
from Boyd County, KY  0.43% ($37,053)
from Greenup County, KY  0.28% ($26,323)


4.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
Ohio average:

5.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cabell County, WV  1.03% ($28,618 average AGI)
to Boyd County, KY  0.49% ($27,056)
to Scioto County, OH  0.30% ($30,031)

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

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rome, OH
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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