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Welcome to Rome ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Rome, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
When the people of Rome refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Roman<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Rome has a population of 32,135 people<3> (see below for details).
Rome is 440 feet [134 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Rome lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Rome: (315)
Websites for Rome ...
Official Website: www.romenewyork.com/
Chamber of Commerce: www.romechamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rome had an population of 32,135 people. This is a decrease of 4.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.05% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Rome had a population of 33,725 people (or 14.36% of the total population of Oneida County). This makes Rome the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Rome represents 0.17% of the population of New York (which has 19,378,102 people), making it the state's 59th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 33,725 people, the population of Rome decreased 3.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 34,950 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Rome.
Communities Also Named Rome ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two New York communities named Rome: This one is located in Oneida County and the other is located in Essex County.
Beyond New York, there are 35 communities that are also named Rome - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio (8), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rome.
Communities near Rome ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rome.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rome. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rome.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rome. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rome.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rome. Our list includes 31 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rome.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rome ...
Looking for more information about Rome? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Rome, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rome.
Adding Rome to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Rome in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Rome was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Rome on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Rome.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Rome: www.romenewyork.com/
The official website for Oneida County: www.co.oneida.ny.us/
The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 21 Nov 2023