Rome, GA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2021 Population
98,210
0.414% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2021 Median Age
38.1
0.781% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
18.7%
0.683% 1-year increase
2021 Median Household Income
$52,388
3.42% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$148,400
7.85% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
42,819
0.981% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Rome, GA had a population of 98.2k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $52,388. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Rome, GA grew from 97,805 to 98,210, a 0.414% increase and its median household income grew from $50,657 to $52,388, a 3.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rome, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (70.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14%), White (Hispanic) (7.18%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.64%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.29%).

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.

95.5% of the residents in Rome, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rome, GA are Georgia Northwestern Technical College (3,179 degrees awarded in 2021), Georgia Highlands College (1,011 degrees), and Berry College (558 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Rome, GA was $148,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.7%.

Most people in Rome, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Rome, GA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Rome, GA is home to a population of 98.2k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2021, 6.72% of Rome, GA residents were born outside of the country (6.6k people).

In 2021, there were 5.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (68.9k people) in Rome, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.06k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2021 Citizenship
95.1%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.5% of Rome, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Rome, GA was 95.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rome, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    68.9k ± 167
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    13.7k ± 443
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.06k ± 917
11.6%
Hispanic Population
11.4k people

In 2021, there were 5.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (68.9k people) in Rome, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.06k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.6% of the people in Rome, GA are hispanic (11.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rome, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    226,399 ± 11,557 people
  2. India
    100,869 ± 7,760 people
  3. Jamaica
    46,494 ± 5,282 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 226,399 Georgia residents, followed by India with 100,869 and Jamaica with 46,494.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.72%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.6k people
7.12%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.97k people

As of 2021, 6.72% of Rome, GA residents (6.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rome, GA was 7.12%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,109 ± 297
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    709 ± 234
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    534 ± 141

Rome, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Rome, GA employs 42.8k people. The largest industries in Rome, GA are Manufacturing (7,930 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,397 people), and Educational Services (4,593 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($115,660), Wholesale Trade ($70,316), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,682).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,211. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

42.8k
2021 Value
± 1,685
0.981%
1 Year growth
± 5.5%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Rome, GA grew at a rate of 0.981%, from 42.4k employees to 42.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rome, GA, are Production Occupations (5,770 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,523 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,352 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

42.8k
2021 Value
± 1,685
0.981%
1 Year growth
± 5.5%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Rome, GA grew at a rate of 0.981%, from 42.4k employees to 42.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rome, GA, are Manufacturing (7,930 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,397 people), and Educational Services (4,593 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

$39,779
Median earning men ± $2,040
$27,545
Median earning women ± $1,629

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($77,212), Wholesale Trade ($72,485), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,667).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($62,917), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,404), and Public Administration ($37,111).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,066
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 493
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 479
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.25M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $1.19M
    Manufacturing
  3. $162k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $73.4B
  2. $67.6B
  3. $50.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $73.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($67.6B) and Machinery ($50.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$625B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
109% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $625B. This is expected to increase 109% to $1.3T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $59.2B
  2. $36.9B
  3. $32.9B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $59.2B, followed by Tennessee with $36.9B and North Carolina and $32.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2021, universities in Rome, GA awarded 5,068 degrees. The student population of Rome, GA in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 5,683 male students and 9,646 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rome, GA are White (3,618 and 72.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (735 and 14.6%), Black or African American (443 and 8.83%), and Two or More Races (129 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Rome, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia Northwestern Technical College (3,179 and 62.7%), Georgia Highlands College (1,011 and 19.9%), and Berry College (558 and 11%).

The most popular majors in Rome, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (782 and 15.4%), General Business Administration & Management (430 and 8.48%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (362 and 7.14%).

The median tuition costs in Rome, GA are $30,405 for private four year colleges, and $2,280 and $8,632 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2021 in Rome, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 71.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 15,329 (37.1% men and 62.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 15,329 students enrolled in Rome, GA, 37.1% men and 62.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,052 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 782 degrees awarded
  2. 118 degrees awarded
  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rome, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 782 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rome, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,179 degrees awarded
  2. 1,011 degrees awarded
  3. 558 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia Northwestern Technical College with 3,179 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 1,998 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rome, GA, which is 0.651 times less than the 3,070 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,618 degrees mean that there were 4.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 735 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 ($30,405) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,064) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

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

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 1.01% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.946% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (2.29M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.52M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Rome, GA was $148,400 in 2021, which is 0.606 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $137,600 to $148,400, a 7.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Rome, GA is 62.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Rome, GA have an average commute time of 22.8 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 $52,388. In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Rome, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $120,999, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $106,165 and $96,084.

Property

$148,400
Median Property Value 2021
±$6,747
$22,489
Median Property Taxes
±$1,193

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Rome, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.7%
Homeownership
2021
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 62.7% of the housing units in Rome, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Rome, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2021, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rome, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $120,999, followed by Oconee County, GA and Fayette County, GA, with respective values of $106,165 and $96,084.

The following map shows all of the counties in Rome, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$52,388
Median Household Income
± $3,499
35.9k
Number of Households
± 1,561

In 2021, the median household income of the 35.9k households in Rome, GA grew to $52,388 from the previous year's value of $50,657.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rome, GA is from Georgia.
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2021, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.141% decline from 2020 to 2021, 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 2021
  1. Drove Alone (79.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.7%)

In 2021, 79.4% of workers in Rome, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.3%) and those who worked at home (4.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rome, GA have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% 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

18.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rome, GA (17.5k out of 93.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rome, GA is White, followed by Black 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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84.9% of the population of Rome, GA has health coverage, with 41.6% on employee plans, 17% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Georgia see 1492 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1508 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1921 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 637 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,492 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Georgia

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,492 patients per year. This represents a 1.06% decrease from the previous year (1,508 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 20.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

15.1%
Uninsured
41.6%
Employer Coverage
17%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rome, GA grew by 1.1% from 14.9% to 15.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rome, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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