Romney is a very small city located in the state of West Virginia. With a population of 1,695 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Romney is the 100th largest community in West Virginia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Romney is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Romney is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Romney who work in office and administrative support (14.04%), teaching (12.28%), and sales jobs (9.85%).
The overall crime rate in Romney is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The percentage of adults in Romney who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.68% of the adults in Romney have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Romney in 2018 was $22,625, which is middle income relative to West Virginia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,500 for a family of four. However, Romney contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Romney home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Romney residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Romney include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Romney is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.