Rome, Pennsylvania

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Rome, Pennsylvania
Borough
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Map of Bradford County with Rome highlighted
Map of Bradford County with Rome highlighted
Rome is located in Pennsylvania
Rome
Rome
Location of Rome in the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°51′25″N 76°20′30″W / 41.85694°N 76.34167°W / 41.85694; -76.34167Coordinates: 41°51′25″N 76°20′30″W / 41.85694°N 76.34167°W / 41.85694; -76.34167
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bradford
Settled 1796
Incorporated 1860
Area
 • Total 0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water 0.008 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 441
 • Density 848/sq mi (327.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 18837
Area code(s) 570

Rome is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 441 at the 2010 census.[1]

History[edit]

The Phillip Paul Bliss House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[2]

Geography[edit]

Rome is located in northeastern Bradford County at 41°51′25″N 76°20′30″W / 41.85694°N 76.34167°W / 41.85694; -76.34167 (41.856855, -76.341558),[3] in the valley of Wysox Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River. It is surrounded by Rome Township but is separate from it.

Pennsylvania Route 187 passes through the borough, leading southwest 9 miles (14 km) to Towanda, the county seat, and north 12 miles (19 km) to the New York state line.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), of which 0.0077 square miles (0.02 km2), or 1.42%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 230
1880 236 2.6%
1890 226 −4.2%
1900 233 3.1%
1910 222 −4.7%
1920 200 −9.9%
1930 210 5.0%
1940 218 3.8%
1950 257 17.9%
1960 274 6.6%
1970 338 23.4%
1980 426 26.0%
1990 475 11.5%
2000 382 −19.6%
2010 441 15.4%
Est. 2012 436 −1.1%
Sources:[4][5][6]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 382 people, 157 households, and 103 families residing in the borough. The population density was 617.3 people per square mile (237.9/km²). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 284.4 per square mile (109.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.95% White, 0.52% Native American, 0.26% Asian, and 0.26% from two or more races.

There were 157 households out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,417, and the median income for a family was $29,875. Males had a median income of $27,222 versus $16,458 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,127. About 15.2% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rome borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.