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Rome City, Indiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Rome City had a population of 1,342 as of July 1, 2019. Rome City ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rome City is located at latitude 41.4962 and longitude -85.3766 in Noble County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rome City encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.99 sq. miles. Noble County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 935 feet.

The Town of Rome City (GNIS ID: 2396888) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Rome City is located within Township of Orange, a minor civil division (MCD) of Noble County.


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Rome City, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Rome City, IN Housing Affordability Index is 152
State of Indiana Housing Affordability Index is 180
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Rome City, IN Wealth Index is 80
State of Indiana Wealth Index is 81
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,342 (100%)
Population in Households 1,342 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,113 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 913
Diversity Index2 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,358
Average Household Income $75,866
Per Capita Income $30,136
Wealth Index4 80

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 828 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 271 (32.7%)
Median Home Value $194,118
Housing Affordability Index3 152
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 557
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 391
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.04% 0.16%
Households 0.14% 0.21%
Families 0.11% 0.1%
Median Household Income   3.79%
Per Capita Income   2.92%

Rome City, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rome City to the other 679 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 286 58th
Population Density # 464 32nd
Diversity Index # 562 17th
Median Household Income # 272 60th
Per Capita Income # 170 75th

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