About Rome

Want to know more about the City of Rome?

The City of Rome has a population of 32,867 and is located in Oneida County in the geographic center of New York State. The City of Rome is served by Rome Memorial Hospital, a community hospital that specializes in quality care and critical services. From 24-hour emergency care to routine testing and screenings for early detection, Rome Memorial Hospital is committed to providing quality care for our region.

Rome Memorial Hospital
With technology that rivals major medical centers and a team of skilled professionals, Rome Memorial Hospital delivers compassionate medical care for every stage of life. It’s a commitment that has spanned more than 125 years.

We welcome the community’s newest residents in our family-centered Maternity Department and help seniors feel at home in our skilled nursing facility. From 24-hour emergency care to routine testing for early detection, quality is our number one priority.

Heralded nationally for our clinical excellence, Rome Memorial Hospital has been recognized for following evidence based practices by such well known organizations as the American Heart Association and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

As a community hospital, our staff feels a deep sense of pride and commitment to those who place their trust in our care.  Our patients are our friends, family and neighbors.  For you, we deliver nothing less than our best.

Rome Memorial Hospital Main Campus
1500 N. James St.
Rome, NY 13440

Rome Memorial Hospital’s Medical Staff has more than 200 physicians, who are committed to providing every patient and family member with the highest quality care, respect, warmth and compassion.  To find a provider by specialty click HERE.

For more information about services, visit www.romehospital.org.

Rome City School District
The Rome City School District serves approximately 6,000 students from the City of Rome and surrounding areas.

The district features:

Six elementary schools for children in grades K-4:

  • Francis Bellamy Elementary School
  • Louis V. Denti Elementary School
  • Gansevoort Elementary School
  • John E. Joy Elementary School
  • Ridge Mills Elementary School
  • Stokes Elementary School

One upper elementary for children in grades 5-6:

  • George R. Staley Upper Elementary School

One middle school for children in grades 7-8:

  • Lyndon H. Strough Middle School

One high school for students in grades 9-12:

  • Rome Free Academy

The Rome City School District also offers pre-K and early intervention services.

The City of Rome also is home to Rome Catholic School, operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, which offers educational opportunities for children from pre-school through Grade 12.

One of two campuses for the New York State School for the Deaf is also located in Rome. The New York State School for the Deaf offers a wide array of opportunities and experiences for children who are deaf or hearing impaired. While many NYSSD students reside in the school’s dormitories; many families also move to the area and their children are transported to and from the school daily.

The City of Rome also features a regional campus of Mohawk Valley Community College. This full–service branch campus offers courses leading to many of MVCC’s more than 100 degree and certificate programs, plus non–credit workshops, seminars, and a range of business/industry training opportunities. The Rome Campus also hosts a growing schedule of cultural and community events.

In addition to serving the college needs of many Rome residents, this branch campus also attracts students from Madison and Lewis Counties as well as other areas. The college contains state-of-the-art classrooms, learning laboratories, a fitness center, computer clusters, meeting rooms, library, bookstore, offices, and common areas.

The City of Rome by the numbers:

According to 2010 US Census data, our demographics are as follows:

  • Population – 33,725 100%
  • Male: 17,324 51.4%
  • Female: 16,401 48.6%


  • White – 29,483 87.4%
  • Black or African American – 2,394 7.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native – 115 0.3%
  • Asian – 367 1.1%
  • Other – 470 1.4%
  • Two or more races – 895 2.7%

Population: 32,876* (Updated)
Median age: 40.2
Number of companies: 1,846
Education: 85.5% high school graduate or higher
Total housing units: 14,893
Median household income: $44,220
Foreign born population: 1,343
Individuals below poverty level: 15.8%
Veterans: 3,471

Also, according to the 2010 U.S. Census data, the City of Rome stacks up well when compared to communities across the state and nation. Here is how the City of Rome compares to the national averages:

  • Home Cost Index: 85% of the National Average
  • Median Home Cost – $98,940…National Avg. $146,102
  • Home Appreciation – 7.26%
  • Overall Cost of Living: 99.2% of National Avg.
  • Air Quality – 39…National Avg. 33
  • Water Quality – 89…National Avg. 49.2
  • Violent Crime – 95.4…National Avg. 446.1
  • Property Crime – 1777.2…National Avg. 4162.2
  • Commute Time – 17.5…National Avg. 19.1