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Rome, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

Rome is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Rome Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Jefferson County at latitude 42.9803 and longitude -88.6312. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Rome Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 3.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles.

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Rome, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 723
Population in Households 723
Population in Familes 603
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 195
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 283
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 198
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 306 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 203 (66.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 80 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $221,121
Average Home Value $223,153


Median Household Income $59,088
Average Household Income $71,297
Per Capita Income $28,895
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.14% 1.03%
Households 1.38% 1.04%
Families 0.85% 1.09%
Median Household Income   4.93%
Per Capita Income   3.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Rome, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rome to the other 773 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 452 42nd
Population Density1 # 652 16th
Diversity Index2 # 533 31st
Median Household Income # 177 77th
Per Capita Income # 181 77th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.