Rome 1Rome is a city located in Oneida County, in the U.S. state of New York. Home to a population of over 33,700 residents, Rome is a part of the Buffalo-Syracuse-Rochester line, located on the far east end of Lake Erie, in what is considered to be “upstate” New York. It anchors its own minor metropolitan area, sharing duties with Utica; officially it is known as the Utica-Rome Metropolitan Statistical Area and is home to over 300,000 residents. First settled in the 1750’s, Rome was an important distribution and transportation area, connecting New York State and the rest of the large Eastern Seaboard markets with the cities west of the Great Lakes. While no longer as important in that regard as it once was, Rome is still an important part of upstate New York’s overall economic health and prosperity.

Basic Facts About Rome

  • Current population: 33,700
  • Current mayor: Joseph Fusco, Jr
  • Total area: 75.7 sq mi
  • Official website:
  • Located in: Oneida County
  • Founded in: 1870 (incorporated)
  • Zip codes: 13440-13442, 13449
  • Area codes: 315

Auto Transport Tips to and from Rome

Located about forty miles east of Syracuse, Rome is not the most attractive of areas to ship a vehicle to or from, at least from a carrier’s perspective, but it’s mitigated somewhat by the fact that some of the largest cities in western New York and that entire region are located just west of the city. This makes it easier for you, or at least easier on your wallet; auto shippers prefer running routes into and out of major metropolitan areas, and while the Buffalo-Rochester-Syracuse isn’t the biggest, nor the most easily accessible, it tends to be easier to get to than Rome, which may help you save some money.

That said, the winter months cause temperatures to drop severely; this is more in thanks to Lake Erie than anything else. While Rome itself doesn’t often see the heavy snows that Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse are famous for, it does see plenty of snow during the winter months. This can cause problems in your shipping services, as carriers don’t like traveling routes through snow and ice, and Buffalo regularly sees feet of snow during the winter. You should keep an eye on the weather reports when shipping into or out of Rome, New York, and keep in close contact with your auto transport representative should anything change.

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