Rhome, Texas

Rhome, Texas

According to COUNTRYVV, Rhome, Texas is located in the southern region of the state, about halfway between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is situated on the edge of the Blackland Prairie, a fertile grassland that stretches across several counties in North Texas. The climate in Rhome is typical of the region: hot summers with temperatures regularly reaching into the 90s and mild winters with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing.

The history of Rhome can be traced back to its founding in 1853 as an agricultural community. In 1895, it became a stop on the Missouri-Kansas-Texas railroad line, which helped spur its growth as a center for trade and commerce. In recent years, Rhome has become known for its thriving small business sector and has been named one of the best places to start a business by Forbes Magazine.

Politics in Rhome are largely centered around local issues such as economic development and education. The city is served by two school districts – Northwest ISD and Decatur ISD – both of which have excellent records for producing high-achieving students.

The economy of Rhome relies heavily on small businesses like restaurants, retail stores, and service providers like hair salons and auto repair shops. There are also several major employers in town including manufacturing plants and distribution centers for national companies like Walmart and Amazon.

Landmarks in Rhome include historic buildings from its past such as the old county courthouse built in 1875; modern attractions like Lake Weatherford; parks like Johnnie Walker Park; shopping centers; churches; golf courses; museums; and art galleries. All these attractions make Rhome an ideal destination for visitors looking to experience all that North Texas has to offer.

Population: 551. Estimated population in July 2020: 866 (+57.2% change)
Males: 283 (51.4%), Females: 268 (48.6%)

Wise County

Zip code: 76078

Median resident age: 32.9 years
Median household income: $40,667
Median house value: $81,800

Races in Rhome:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.6%)
  • Hispanic (10.7%)
  • Other race (6.0%)
  • American Indian (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (14.9%), Irish (13.1%), German (11.4%), English (4.0%), French (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Land area: 1.8 square miles

Rhome, Texas


Rhome, Texas is a small town located in Wise County. As of the 2010 census, the population of Rhome was 1,636. This population has grown since then, with estimates showing that the population is now closer to 2,000 people. The majority of Rhome’s population is Caucasian, making up 90% of the total population. The remaining 10% is composed of African Americans, Asians and Hispanics.

Rhome has a median age of 35 years old and around 20% of its residents are under 18 years old. Most of Rhome’s residents have lived in the area for more than five years and tend to be well-educated: 44% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income in Rhome is $53,919 and the median rent price for a two bedroom apartment is $785 per month.

The economy in Rhome largely depends on small businesses as there are no large companies located in town. Agriculture also plays an important role in the local economy as many residents work on farms or ranches in the area. Additionally, many residents commute to nearby cities such as Fort Worth and Denton for work opportunities that are not available locally.

For population 25 years and over in Rhome

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rhome city

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

3.3% Foreign born (2.9% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -124 (-18.4%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Rhome:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rhome:

  • FORT WORTH ALLIANCE (about 12 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: AFW)
  • FORT WORTH MEACHAM INTL (about 18 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: FTW)
  • FORT WORTH NAS JRB/CARSWELL FIELD (about 20 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: NFW)

Other public-use airports nearest to Rhome:

  • HICKS AIRFIELD (about 11 miles; FORT WORTH, TX; Abbreviation: T67)
  • BISHOP (about 14 miles; DECATUR, TX; Abbreviation: 76T)
  • PALMER FIELD (about 14 miles; PONDER, TX; Abbreviation: 42F)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rhome:

  • TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,454)
  • TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 7,032)
  • SOUTHWESTERN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (about 23 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,253)
  • TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; FT WORTH, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,403)
  • TEXAS WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; DENTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,746)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS (about 28 miles; DENTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 21,673)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON (about 32 miles; ARLINGTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 15,467)

Public primary/middle schools in Rhome:

  • SEVEN HILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 382; Location: 654 FM 3433; Grades: PK – 05)
  • CHISHOLM TRAIL MIDDLE (Students: 349; Location: 583 FM 3433; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW ELEMENTARY (Students: 244; Location: 609 FM 3433; Grades: PK – 05)


Library in Rhome:

  • RHOME PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,513; Location: 106B N MAIN ST; 14,381 books)