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Friday, October 09, 2015
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The City of Rome has a population of 34,950 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 is a not-for-profit hospital that provides traditional hospital inpatient services and a broad range of diagnostic and treatment services. In addition to emergency units and diagnostic treatment services the hospital also features:

  • An 80-bed Residential Health Care Facility;
  • Two specialty inpatient units for acute-physical medicine & rehabilitation and senior behavioral health care
  • A regionally acclaimed maternity unit
  • Intensive Care, Surgical and Cardiac units
  • Ambulatory (Same-day) Surgery
  • Cancer Treatment (Radiation Therapy) at Mohawk Valley Radiation Medicine, 107 E. Chestnut St., RomeEndoscopy including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram, and flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy
  • A Sleep Disorders Center
  • Stroke Therapy
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

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 Elemenary 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 couurses 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 33,725
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
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