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Rome, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Rome had a population of 37,065 as of July 1, 2017. Rome ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rome is located at latitude 34.2677 and longitude -85.1875 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rome (see map below) encompass a land area of 30.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.73 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 617 feet.

The City of Rome (GNIS ID: 2404648) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rome is located within Rome Division of Floyd County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rome population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rome: Chihara, Head of Coosa.

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Rome, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 37,065
Daytime Population: Workers 36,565
Daytime Population: Residents 22,477
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 59,042
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 35,427
Population in Familes 27,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,638
Population Density2 1,199
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $35,686
Average Household Income $51,895
Per Capita Income $20,665


Total Housing Units 16,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,293 (39.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,716 (47.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,096 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $118,159
Average Home Value $161,361


Total Households 14,009
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 8,671
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.29% 0.27%
Households 0.12% 0.19%
Families 0.09% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Rome, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rome to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 96th
Population Density # 118 81st
Diversity Index # 32 95th
Median Household Income # 407 35th
Per Capita Income # 306 51st

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