Rhome, Texas

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Rhome, Texas
Rhome sign off of U.S. Route 287
Rhome sign off of U.S. Route 287
Location of Rhome, Texas
Location of Rhome, Texas
Wise County Rhome.svg
Coordinates: 33°4′44″N 97°29′36″W / 33.07889°N 97.49333°W / 33.07889; -97.49333Coordinates: 33°4′44″N 97°29′36″W / 33.07889°N 97.49333°W / 33.07889; -97.49333
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyWise
Government
 • MayorPatricia Mitchell
 • Mayor Pro-TemJosh McCabe
 • City AdministratorInterim Eric Debus
 • Chief of PoliceEric Debus
 • Fire ChiefVacant
Area
 • Total4.95 sq mi (12.04 km2)
 • Land4.59 sq mi (11.89 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Elevation
942 ft (287 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
2,000
 • Density401.79/sq mi (155.13/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76078
Area code817
FIPS code48-61700[3]
GNIS feature ID1345152[4]
Websitewww.cityofrhome.com

Rhome is a city in Wise County, Texas, United States. Its population was 1522 at the 2010 census.[5]

Veterans Memorial Park in Rhome has 12 plaques honoring American service personnel from the wars fought since 1917.
Cold War plaque at Veterans Memorial Park

Rhome has a large, 12-plaque war exhibit located at Veterans Memorial Park, in a residential area east of the downtown.

Geography[edit]

Rhome is located at 33°4′44″N 97°29′36″W / 33.07889°N 97.49333°W / 33.07889; -97.49333 (33.078895, –97.493199). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.6 square miles (12 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) is covered by water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940340
195046135.6%
1960412−10.6%
1970393−4.6%
198047821.6%
199060526.6%
2000551−8.9%
20101,522176.2%
2019 (est.)1,845[2]21.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
Rhome United Methodist Church is located near the city hall downtown. It began in the 1880s with services held under brush arbors in a tent, with the first building completed in 1903.
Church of Christ building in Rhome; minister Roy Deaver (2013)

2020 census[edit]

Rhome racial composition[8]
(NH = Non-Hispanic)[a]
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 1,212 74.36%
Black or African American (NH) 7 0.43%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 11 0.67%
Asian (NH) 13 0.8%
Some Other Race (NH) 2 0.12%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 89 5.46%
Hispanic or Latino 296 18.16%
Total 1,630

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,630 people, 529 households, and 408 families residing in the city.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, 551 people, 222 households, and 162 families were residing in the city. The population density was 310.6 people per square mile (120.2/km2). The 248 housing units averaged 139.8 per square mile (54.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.74% White, 0.73% African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 5.99% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 10.71% of the population.

Of the 222 households, 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were not families. About 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 or older. The average household size was 2.48, and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the age distribution was 27.6% under 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,667, and for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $34,667 versus $24,861 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,965. About 10.3% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Counts, 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). Texas: 2010. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer Files 2016-Places-Texas". US Census. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved 2022-05-21.
  9. ^ https://www.census.gov/[not specific enough to verify]
  10. ^ "About the Hispanic Population and its Origin". www.census.gov. Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  1. ^ Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.[9][10]

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