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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,673
Male Share of the Population51.5%
Female Share of the Population48.5%
Senior Citizens17.7%
Employed Population 16+13,504
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married37.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.8%
Median Earnings25+$31,962
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,532
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,822

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,643
% Above Poverty Level81.2%
% Below Poverty Level18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36.1%
Median Gross Rent$722
Median House Value$94,100

Ancestry

Italian21.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Irish15.2%
English8%
Polish5.9%
French Except Basque4.4%
Welsh2.5%
Canadian1.4%
Dutch1.3%
Ukrainian1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Arab0.7%
Swiss0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Russian0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
African0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Rome Almanac

CategoryValue
County Oneida County
Standard Zip Codes13440, 13441
P.O. Box Zip Codes13442
Company Zip Codes13449
Phone Area Codes315
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude43.21
Approximate Longitude-75.47

Rome Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationGRIFFISS AFB
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 30 F
Apr Temp35 to 55 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 59 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches
StationUTICA
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip41.9 inches
StationHINCKLEY 2 SW
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp5 to 26 F
Apr Temp29 to 52 F
Jul Temp55 to 78 F
Oct Temp34 to 56 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clark Mills2,004$59,688
Holland Patent381$84,375
Oriskany1,264$58,409
Sherrill3,063$71,797
Vernon5,412$69,688
Whitesboro3,711$57,409

Rome Public Libraries

The Jervis Public Library Association, Inc.
613 NORTH WASHINGTON STREET
Rome, New York
(315) 336-4570

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Rome Hospitals

Rome Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1500 N James St
(315) 338-7000

Rome Public Schools

Bellamy Elementary School
7118 Brennan Ave
ZIP: 13440
(315) 338-5261
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Clough Prek Center
409 Bell Rd
ZIP: 13440
(315) 334-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 216
Gansevoort Elementary School
758 W Liberty St
ZIP: 13440
(315) 334-5181
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
George R Staley Upper Elementary School
620 E Bloomfield St
ZIP: 13440
(315) 338-5302
Middle
Total Enrollment 773
John E Joy Elementary School
8194 Bielby Rd
ZIP: 13440
(315) 334-1261
Primary
Total Enrollment 243
Louis V Denti Elementary School
1001 Ruby St
ZIP: 13440
(315) 338-5371
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Lyndon H Strough Middle School
801 Laurel St
ZIP: 13440
(315) 338-5201
Middle
Total Enrollment 754
New York State School For The Deaf
401 Turin St
ZIP: 13440
(315) 337-8400
Other
Total Enrollment 48
Ridge Mills Elementary School
7841 Rome-wstrnvll Rd
ZIP: 13440
(315) 334-1281
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Stokes Elementary School
9095 Turin Rd
ZIP: 13440
(315) 334-1221
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Rome Free Academy
95 Dart Circle
ZIP: 13441
(315) 334-7203
High
Total Enrollment 1527

Rome Private Schools

Rome Catholic School
800 Cypress St
ZIP: 13440
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 202
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