Introduction to Rome, New York

Rome, New York, in Oneida county, is 13 miles NW of Utica, New York and 174 miles E of Buffalo, New York. The city is considered part of the Utica- Rome metropolitan area.

Rome History

The area now known as the City of Rome was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Throughout its history, the city has enjoyed a great strategic and commercial significance, primarily because of its location along an ancient trade route. Brass and copper works were founded in the city in 1801 by Paul Revere. The nation's first cheese factory was also established in Rome in 1851. It was incorporated as a city in 1870. The area was named after the classical city of Rome in Italy.

Rome and nearby Attractions

  • Delta Lake State Park
  • Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Erie Canal Village
  • New York State Cheese Museum
  • Rome Historical Society Museum
  • Utica Zoo

Things To Do In Rome

During you stay in Rome, you can visit Hazelton Park, the Bell- Isle Park, Franklyns Field, Vogel Park, Harr- Pinti Field, the Fort Stanwix National Monument and Riverside Park. The Delta Lake State Park is also a popular tourist destination. The Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the Utica Zoo are close by, and ideal places for family day trips.

Rome Transportation

Oneida County Airport is nearby.

Rome Higher Education

The local colleges are Mohawk Valley Community College- Rome Branch and the Central New York Bible Institute.


Total Population 32,916
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 17.5%
Employed Population 16+ 13,654
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 37.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $31,827
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,435
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,397


Median Family Income $55,989
% Above Poverty Level 81.4%
% Below Poverty Level 18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%


People Living Alone 36.9%
Median Gross Rent $713
Median House Value $90,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.6%
US/American 0%
English 8.5%
Irish 16.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rome Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles NW of Utica, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 174 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Oneida
Metro Area Utica - Rome
Standard Zip Codes 13440, 13441
P.O. Box Zip Codes 13442
Company Zip Codes 13449
Phone Area Codes 315
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.212
Longitude -75.456

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 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches
Station UTICA
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 26 F
Apr Temp 29 to 52 F
Jul Temp 55 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 56 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rome, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bartlett (13440)

Camroden (13440)

Coonrod (13440)

Floyd (13440)

Fort Stanwix National Monume (13440)

Greenway (13440)

Lake Delta (13440)

Lee (13440)

Ridge Mills (13440)

Seifert Corners (13440)

Spencer Settlement (13440)

Stanwix (13440)

Stanwix Heights (13440)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clark Mills 2,139 $60,023
Holland Patent 373 $77,500
Vernon 5,412 $69,352

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rome Public Libraries

The Jervis Public Library Association, Inc.
Rome, New York
(315) 336-4570
Library Web Site

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Rome Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(315) 338-7000
Emergency Service: Yes

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