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Romney is a city in Hampshire County, in the Winchester metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a city in England

The latitude of Romney is 39.341N. The longitude is -78.756W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 820 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,969.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$22,261
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Romney demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 4. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Hampshire Heritage Days - Sept. 8-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Romney web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Romney demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hampshire County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 26757 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Romney residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Romney ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Romney was $15,765, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Romney residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Romney, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $266.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $679.


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Newspapers in Romney include Hampshire Review

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Hampshire County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Romney political report.

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The average commute time for Romney workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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