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Rome is a city in Oneida County.

The community was named after classical city.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Rome. For links to other places called Rome, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Rome is 43.212N. The longitude is -75.456W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 456 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 34,512.


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Median household income
Local
$33,643
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rome demographic reports
Rome is on the Mohawk River.
Former and merged names include:
· Lynchville
Construction of the Erie Canal began here in 1817.

Once a center of copper and wire manufacturing; thousands of jobs were lost with factory closings in the 1950s.

Site of the Woodstock '99 concert
Public transportation: VIP Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 51. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Francis Bellamy, author of the Pledge of Allegiance
· Pat Riley, basketball coach
Local festivals include:
  • Canalfest - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Arts & Cultural Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
  • Fall Fun Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rome web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Delta Lake State Park
Historic routes: Erie Canal
(See more information on the Erie Canal)
Historic sites and museums: Fort Stanwix National Monument, New York State Cheese Museum, Erie Canal Village, Rome Historical Society Museum
Colleges and universities: Mohawk Valley Community College-Rome Branch
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 73

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Rome demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Oneida County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Utica-Rome area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 13478 ZIP code.

Rome, NY locator map
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Rome Web sites

Ancestry & family history

14% of Rome residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rome ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rome was $18,604, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Rome residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Rome festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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History

Historic districts in Rome include Gansevoort-Bellamy Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rome, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $369.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $934.


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Libraries

Libraries in Rome include Jervis Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Rome include Rome Observer, Rome Sentinel

TV stations in Rome include W12BZ.

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Politics

Oneida County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rome political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Rome workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rome between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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