Rome, Pennsylvania

Rome is a borough in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 441 at the 2010 census.[3]

Rome, Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
Location of Rome in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Rome in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Rome is located in Pennsylvania
Rome
Rome
Location of Rome in the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°51′25″N 76°20′30″W / 41.85694°N 76.34167°W / 41.85694; -76.34167Coordinates: 41°51′25″N 76°20′30″W / 41.85694°N 76.34167°W / 41.85694; -76.34167
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBradford
Settled1796
Incorporated1860
Area
 • Total0.53 sq mi (1.37 km2)
 • Land0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total441
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
405
 • Density778.85/sq mi (300.58/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code
18837
Area code(s)570 Exchange: 247
FIPS code42-65944

HistoryEdit

The Phillip Paul Bliss House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[4]

GeographyEdit

Rome is located in northeastern Bradford County at 41°51′25″N 76°20′30″W / 41.85694°N 76.34167°W / 41.85694; -76.34167 (41.856855, -76.341558),[5] in the valley of Wysox Creek, a tributary of the Susquehanna River. It is surrounded by Rome Township but is separate from it.

Pennsylvania Route 187 passes through the borough, leading southwest 9 miles (14 km) to Towanda, the county seat, and north 12 miles (19 km) to the New York state line.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), of which 0.0077 square miles (0.02 km2), or 1.42%, is water.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870230
18802362.6%
1890226−4.2%
19002333.1%
1910222−4.7%
1920200−9.9%
19302105.0%
19402183.8%
195025717.9%
19602746.6%
197033823.4%
198042626.0%
199047511.5%
2000382−19.6%
201044115.4%
2019 (est.)405[2]−8.2%
Sources:[6][7][8]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 382 people, 157 households, and 103 families residing in the borough. The population density was 617.3 people per square mile (237.9/km²). There were 176 housing units at an average density of 284.4 per square mile (109.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.95% White, 0.52% Native American, 0.26% Asian, and 0.26% from two or more races.

There were 157 households, out of which 31.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 28.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 86.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $26,417, and the median income for a family was $29,875. Males had a median income of $27,222 versus $16,458 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,127. About 15.2% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Rome borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  7. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.