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Rhome, Texas
Rhome sign off U.S. Route 287
Rhome sign off U.S. Route 287
Location of Rhome, Texas
Location of Rhome, Texas
Wise County Rhome.svg
Coordinates: 33°4′44″N 97°29′36″W / 33.07889°N 97.49333°W / 33.07889; -97.49333Coordinates: 33°4′44″N 97°29′36″W / 33.07889°N 97.49333°W / 33.07889; -97.49333
Country United States
State Texas
County Wise
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12 km2)
 • Land 4.6 sq mi (12 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
942 ft (287 m)
 • Total 1,522
 • Density 324/sq mi (125.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 817
FIPS code 48-61700
GNIS feature ID 1345152
Veterans Memorial Park, Rhome, TX IMG 7062
Veterans Memorial Park in Rhome has twelve plaques honoring American service personnel from the wars fought since 1917.
Cold War plaque, Rhome, TX Veterans Memorial Park, IMG 7061
Cold War plaque at Veterans Memorial Park
Rhome, Texas, United Methodist Church IMG 7072
Rhome United Methodist Church is located near the city hall downtown. It began in the 1880s with services held under brush arbors in a tent, with the first building completed in 1903.
Church of Christ, Rhome, TX IMG 7073
Church of Christ building in Rhome; minister Roy Deaver (2013)

Rhome (pronounced Rome) is a city in Wise County, Texas, United States. The population was 1522 at the 2010 census.

Rhome has a large 12-plaque war exhibit located at Veterans Memorial Park, in a residential area east of the downtown.


Rhome is located at 33°4′44″N 97°29′36″W / 33.07889°N 97.49333°W / 33.07889; -97.49333 (33.078895, -97.493199). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.6 square miles (12 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

Surrounding municipalities


Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 340
1950 461 35.6%
1960 412 −10.6%
1970 393 −4.6%
1980 478 21.6%
1990 605 26.6%
2000 551 −8.9%
2010 1,522 176.2%
2015 (est.) 1,630 7.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 551 people, 222 households, and 162 families residing in the city. The population density was 310.6 people per square mile (120.2/km²). There were 248 housing units at an average density of 139.8 per square mile (54.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.74% White, 0.73% African American, 1.09% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 5.99% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.71% of the population.

There were 222 households out of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,667, and the median income for a family was $45,625. Males had a median income of $34,667 versus $24,861 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,965. About 10.3% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.3% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture

  • Dallas band Old 97's named their first record Hitchhike to Rhome. The title comes from a lyric in the song "Stoned."
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