Rome, GA

Census Place

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2022 Population
37,621
0.299% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
2.12% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
22.2%
9.88% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$48,512
21.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$192,700
17.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,751
3.51% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rome, GA had a population of 37.6k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $48,512. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rome, GA grew from 37,509 to 37,621, a 0.299% increase and its median household income grew from $40,000 to $48,512, a 21.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rome, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (48.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.4%), White (Hispanic) (7.97%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.48%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.78%).

None of the households in Rome, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91% of the residents in Rome, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rome, GA are Georgia Northwestern Technical College (3,233 degrees awarded in 2022) and Shorter University (362 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Rome, GA was $192,700, and the homeownership rate was 50.9%.

Most people in Rome, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Rome, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rome, GA is home to a population of 37.6k people, from which 91% are citizens. As of 2022, 12.3% of Rome, GA residents were born outside of the country (4.65k people).

In 2022, there were 1.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Rome, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91%
2022 Citizenship
91.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91% of Rome, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rome, GA was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rome, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.2k ± 839
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.2k ± 650
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3k ± 835
21%
Hispanic Population
7.9k people

In 2022, there were 1.98 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.2k people) in Rome, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21% of the people in Rome, GA are hispanic (7.9k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

12.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.65k people
12.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.7k people

As of 2022, 12.3% of Rome, GA residents (4.65k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rome, GA was 12.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    463 ± 123
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    377 ± 175
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    192 ± 135

Rome, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rome, GA employs 15.8k people. The largest industries in Rome, GA are Manufacturing (2,655 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,149 people), and Retail Trade (1,646 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,281), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,720), and Wholesale Trade ($56,975).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.8k
2022 Value
± 1,087
3.51%
1 Year growth
± 9.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rome, GA grew at a rate of 3.51%, from 15.2k employees to 15.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rome, GA, are Production Occupations (1,953 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,600 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,147 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rome, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.8k
2022 Value
± 1,087
3.51%
1 Year growth
± 9.52%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rome, GA grew at a rate of 3.51%, from 15.2k employees to 15.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rome, GA, are Manufacturing (2,655 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,149 people), and Retail Trade (1,646 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rome, GA, though some of these residents may live in Rome, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,926
Median earning men ± $5,855
$29,400
Median earning women ± $3,045

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($78,631), Other Services Except Public Administration ($66,033), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,504).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,229), Public Administration ($42,973), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,784).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (49.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.24%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rome, GA awarded 3,595 degrees. The student population of Rome, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,973 male students and 4,683 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rome, GA are White (2,408 and 67.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (715 and 20%), Black or African American (293 and 8.2%), and Two or More Races (99 and 2.77%).

The largest universities in Rome, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia Northwestern Technical College (3,233 and 89.9%) and Shorter University (362 and 10.1%).

The most popular majors in Rome, GA are General Business Administration & Management (409 and 11.4%), Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (347 and 9.65%), and Welding Technology (189 and 5.26%).

The median tuition cost in Rome, GA for private four year colleges is $22,828.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Rome, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 97.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,656 (38.8% men and 61.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,656 students enrolled in Rome, GA, 38.8% men and 61.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,039 records, of which 61.9% were women and 38.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 91 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded
  3. 37 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Rome, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 91 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,233 degrees awarded
  2. 362 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia Northwestern Technical College with 3,233 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,611 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rome, GA, which is 0.812 times less than the 1,984 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,408 degrees mean that there were 3.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 715 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($22,828) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($712) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rome, GA was $192,700 in 2022, which is 0.684 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,500 to $192,700, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Rome, GA is 50.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rome, GA have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rome, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rome, GA is $48,512. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Rome, GA was Census Tract 8 with a value of $88,651, followed by Census Tract 2.02 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $85,350 and $78,438.

Property

$192,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$16,547
$7,379
Median Property Taxes
±$693

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rome, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

50.9%
Homeownership
2022
70.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 50.9% of the housing units in Rome, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 49%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 8
  2. Census Tract 2.02
  3. Census Tract 7

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rome, GA was Census Tract 8 with a value of $88,651, followed by Census Tract 2.02 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $85,350 and $78,438.

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Household Income

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$48,512
Median Household Income
± $3,474
14.5k
Number of Households
± 1,041

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.5k households in Rome, GA grew to $48,512 from the previous year's value of $40,000.

The following chart displays the households in Rome, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rome, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (72.2%)
  2. Carpooled (14.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.42%)

In 2022, 72.2% of workers in Rome, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.3%) and those who worked at home (6.42%).

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rome, GA have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.73% of the workforce in Rome, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rome, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rome, GA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rome, GA (8.05k out of 36.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rome, GA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

84.1% of the population of Rome, GA has health coverage, with 38.5% on employee plans, 22.2% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Floyd County, GA see 724 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.36% decrease from the previous year (765 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2528 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 694 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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724 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Floyd County, GA

Primary care physicians in Floyd County, GA see an average of 724 patients per year. This represents a 5.36% decrease from the previous year (765 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Floyd County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.7% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 43.7% were men and 56.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

15.9%
Uninsured
38.5%
Employer Coverage
22.2%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rome, GA declined by 10.4% from 17.8% to 15.9%.

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