Rome City, Indiana

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Rome City, Indiana
Town
Rome City, Indiana.jpg
Location of Rome City in Noble County, Indiana.
Location of Rome City in Noble County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 41°29′27″N 85°21′51″W / 41.49083°N 85.36417°W / 41.49083; -85.36417Coordinates: 41°29′27″N 85°21′51″W / 41.49083°N 85.36417°W / 41.49083; -85.36417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Noble
Township Orange
Area[1]
 • Total 2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Land 1.47 sq mi (3.81 km2)
 • Water 1.00 sq mi (2.59 km2)
Elevation[2] 935 ft (285 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 1,361
 • Estimate (2016)[4] 1,399
 • Density 951.70/sq mi (367.54/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 46784
Area code(s) 260
FIPS code 18-65808[5]
GNIS feature ID 442268

Rome City is a town in Orange Township, Noble County, in the U.S. state of Indiana.[6] The population was 1,361 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Rome City was laid out in 1839.[7] A post office has been in operation at the town since 1868.[8]

Geography[edit]

Rome City is located at 41°29′27″N 85°21′51″W / 41.49083°N 85.36417°W / 41.49083; -85.36417 (41.490945, -85.364294).[9]

According to the 2010 census, Rome City has a total area of 2.151 square miles (5.57 km2), of which 1.16 square miles (3.00 km2) (or 53.93%) is land and 0.991 square miles (2.57 km2) (or 46.07%) is water.[10]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 351
1880 440 25.4%
1970 1,354
1980 1,319 −2.6%
1990 1,138 −13.7%
2000 1,615 41.9%
2010 1,361 −15.7%
Est. 2016 1,399 [4] 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 1,361 people, 563 households, and 393 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,173.3 inhabitants per square mile (453.0/km2). There were 842 housing units at an average density of 725.9 per square mile (280.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.8% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 563 households of which 29.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.2% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

The median age in the town was 44.4 years. 22.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.4% were from 25 to 44; 32.1% were from 45 to 64; and 16.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.6% male and 50.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,615 people, 629 households, and 489 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,354.0 people per square mile (524.0/km²). There were 825 housing units at an average density of 691.7 per square mile (267.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.33% White, 0.19% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.56% of the population.

There were 629 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.6% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 26.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $41,118, and the median income for a family was $46,591. Males had a median income of $33,239 versus $21,630 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,612. About 7.7% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.8% of those under age 18 and 8.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Rome City, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2017-05-05. 
  7. ^ Counties of LaGrange and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. 1882. p. 198. 
  8. ^ "Noble County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-25. 
  11. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ Barbara Olenyik Morrow (2010). Nature’s Storyteller: The Life of Gene Stratton-Porter. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society. pp. 139, 161–62. ISBN 978-0-87195-284-4.  See also: "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved July 21, 2017.  This includes Thomas Gross. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Gene Stratton-Porter Cabin" (pdf). Retrieved July 21, 2017.  and accompanying photographs.

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