Rome, Iowa

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Rome, Iowa
City
Rome, Iowa
Rome, Iowa
Location of Rome, Iowa
Location of Rome, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°58′59″N 91°40′59″W / 40.98306°N 91.68306°W / 40.98306; -91.68306Coordinates: 40°58′59″N 91°40′59″W / 40.98306°N 91.68306°W / 40.98306; -91.68306
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Henry
Area[1]
 • Total 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
 • Land 0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 597 ft (182 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 117
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 118
 • Density 900.0/sq mi (347.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 52642
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-68565
GNIS feature ID 0460771

Rome is a city in Henry County, Iowa, United States. The population was 117 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Rome was first laid out in 1846. In 1866, Rome annexed land across the Skunk River, in order to be connected to the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.[4]

Geography[edit]

Rome's longitude and latitude coordinates in decimal form are 40.983047, -91.683033.[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.13 square miles (0.34 km2), all of it land.[1] The city is situated on the northwest bank of the Skunk River.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop.   ±%  
1900 255 —    
1910 155 −39.2%
1920 168 +8.4%
1930 144 −14.3%
1940 119 −17.4%
1950 134 +12.6%
1960 117 −12.7%
1970 135 +15.4%
1980 113 −16.3%
1990 124 +9.7%
2000 113 −8.9%
2010 117 +3.5%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

At the 2010 census,[2] there were 117 people, 52 households and 26 families residing in the city. The population density was 900.0 inhabitants per square mile (347.5 /km2). There were 54 housing units at an average density of 415.4 per square mile (160.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.4% White and 2.6% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.0% of the population.

There were 52 households of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 34.6% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 9.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 50.0% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 42.8 years. 17.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 15.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.7% were from 25 to 44; 33.4% were from 45 to 64; and 14.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.4% male and 49.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census,[6] there were 113 people, 49 households and 27 families residing in the city. The population density was 870.5 per square mile (335.6/km²). There were 55 housing units at an average density of 423.7 per square mile (163.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.12% White, and 0.88% Native American.

There were 49 households of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.8% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.82.

24.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.5% from 25 to 44, 27.4% from 45 to 64, and 5.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 76.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.4 males.

The median household income was $22,083 and the median family income was $40,000. Males had a median income of $26,250 compared with $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,976. There were 10.0% of families and 27.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 18.2% of under eighteens and 50.0% of those over 64.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Rome