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Rome, Ohio
Village
Looking east at the intersection of Second and Main Streets
Looking east at the intersection of Second and Main Streets
Location in Adams County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Adams County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 38°39′51″N 83°22′50″W / 38.66417°N 83.38056°W / 38.66417; -83.38056Coordinates: 38°39′51″N 83°22′50″W / 38.66417°N 83.38056°W / 38.66417; -83.38056
Country United States
State Ohio
County Adams
Township Green
Area
 • Total 0.26 sq mi (0.66 km2)
 • Land 0.23 sq mi (0.60 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 94
 • Estimate 
(2019)
95
 • Density 413.04/sq mi (159.31/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-68196

Rome is a village in Green Township, Adams County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 94 at the 2010 census.

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Geography

Rome is located at 38°39′51″N 83°22′50″W / 38.66417°N 83.38056°W / 38.66417; -83.38056 (38.664266, -83.380456).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), of which 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

U.S. Route 52 passes to the north of Rome.

History

Rome was laid out in 1835 by William Stout. The village was named after Rome, Italy, according to local history. While the village is officially named Rome, it is often called "Stout"; even the community's post office is named "Stout," not "Rome." A post office called Stout has been in operation since 1893.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 471
1880 225 −52.2%
1910 243
1920 200 −17.7%
1930 188 −6.0%
1940 169 −10.1%
1950 151 −10.7%
1960 149 −1.3%
1970 90 −39.6%
1980 135 50.0%
1990 99 −26.7%
2000 117 18.2%
2010 94 −19.7%
2019 (est.) 95 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
Train station in Rome, Ohio (circa 1909)
Train station in Rome (circa 1909)

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 94 people, 45 households, and 26 families living in the village. The population density was 408.7 inhabitants per square mile (157.8/km2). There were 64 housing units at an average density of 278.3 per square mile (107.5/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.7% White, 2.1% Native American, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.1% of the population.

There were 45 households, of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.6% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 11.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.2% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.09 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the village was 49.3 years. 21.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 1.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.3% were from 25 to 44; 30.8% were from 45 to 64; and 24.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.0% male and 50.0% female.

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