Rome, Maine

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Rome, Maine

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Rome strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 7% Rome Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Rome College Educated Adults
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 18% Rome Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Rome, Maine

Comparing Rome to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Women 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 4
Senior Citizens 3 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 8
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 8
Median Family Income 7 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Working at Home 9 5
Walking and Biking to Work 8 9
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1

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Rome Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 66 miles N of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 165 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Kennebec
Standard Zip Codes 04963
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.585
Longitude -69.869

Rome Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 35 to 59 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Distance 14.9 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 36 to 56 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Rome Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 980 100%
Male 475 48.5%
Female 505 51.5%
Under 18 245 25%
18+ 735 75%
65+ 118 12%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.85
White 963 98.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.8%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.3%

Estimated Rome Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,062
Growth 82
Growth % 8.4%

Rome Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 25.7%
US/American 16.2%
French (except Basque) 12.5%
Irish 11.9%
French Canadian 8.4%
Italian 5.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.8%
Scottish 3.5%
German 3%
Swedish 1.9%
Polish 1.4%
Portuguese 1.3%
Dutch 1%
Danish 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Acadian/Cajun 0.5%
Eastern European 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
South African 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
British 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rome 980 $46,635
Mount Vernon 1,524 $44,605
New Sharon 1,297 $37,171
Norridgewock 3,294 $41,536
Oakland 5,959 $43,654
Smithfield 930 $41,339
Vienna 527 $41,146
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