Rome, GA

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Population

96,471

0.283% growth

Poverty Rate

18.1%


Median Age

38.3


Median Household Income

$46,096

7.31% growth

Number of Employees

41,473

2.92% growth

Median Property Value

$126,600

5.85% growth

About

In 2017, Rome, GA had a population of 96.5k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $46,096. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rome, GA grew from 96,199 to 96,471, a 0.283% increase and its median household income grew from $42,955 to $46,096, a 7.31% increase.

The population of Rome, GA is 71.4% White Alone, 14.4% Black or African American Alone, and 10.6% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Rome, GA speak a non-English language, and 95.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rome, GA are Georgia Northwestern Technical College (3,353 degrees awarded in 2017), Georgia Highlands College (696 degrees), and Berry College (621 degrees).

The median property value in Rome, GA is $126,600, and the homeownership rate is 60.2%. Most people in Rome, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Rome, GA is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

The economy of Rome, GA employs 41.5k people. The largest industries in Rome, GA are Manufacturing (6,989 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,932 people), and Retail Trade (4,454 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,423), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,750).

Median household income in Rome, GA is $46,096. Males in Rome, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Rome, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,096

2017 value

± $2,012

7.31%

1 Year Growth

± 6.12%

Households in Rome, GA have a median annual income of $46,096, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,955 in 2016, which represents a 7.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rome, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rome, GA was Forsyth County, GA with a value of $104,687, followed by Fayette County, GA and Cherokee County, GA, with respective values of $93,468 and $82,069.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rome, GA (16.8k out of 92.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,380 ± 848

  2. Black

    3,877 ± 446

  3. Hispanic

    3,019 ± 516

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,512

2.92%

1 Year growth

± 4.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rome, GA grew at a rate of 2.92%, from 40.3k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rome, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,333 people), Production Occupations (4,795 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,795 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rome, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rome, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,333 people), Production Occupations (4,795 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,795 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Rome, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.99 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.4 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rome, GA, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,927), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,714), and Legal Occupations ($60,417).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.5k

2017 Value

± 1,512

2.92%

1 Year growth

± 4.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rome, GA grew at a rate of 2.92%, from 40.3k employees to 41.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rome, GA, are Manufacturing (6,989 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,932 people), and Retail Trade (4,454 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Rome, GA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (6,989 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,932 people), and Retail Trade (4,454 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Rome, GA has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.66 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.43 times), and Utilities (1.38 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rome, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,625), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,423), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,750).

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Domestic Trade

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. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

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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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

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. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

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

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Health

85.5% of the population of Rome, GA has health coverage, with 42.3% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.64% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Rome, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Rome, GA see 1519 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1526 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1984 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 829 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,519 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Georgia see an average of 1,519 patients per year. This represents a 0.459% decrease from the previous year (1,526 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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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.5%

Uninsured

42.3%

Employer Coverage

17.3%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

1.64%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rome, GA declined by 7.51% from 15.7% to 14.5%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Rome, GA is home to a population of 96.5k people, from which 95.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.66% of Rome, GA residents were born outside of the country (6.42k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rome, GA is composed of 68.9k White Alone residents (71.4%), 13.9k Black or African American Alone residents (14.4%), 10.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.6%), 1.43k Asian Alone residents (1.48%), 1.33k Two or More Races residents (1.38%), 572 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.593%), 103 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.107%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rome, GA was 38.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Rome, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Rome, GA residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.66%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.42k people

6.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.52k people

As of 2017, 6.66% of Rome, GA residents (6.42k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rome, GA was 6.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

95.3%

2017 Citizenship

94.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.3% of Rome, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rome, GA was 94.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    68.9k ± 445

  2. Black or African American Alone

    13.9k ± 290

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    10.2k ± 1.11k

In 2017, there were 4.94 times more White Alone residents (68.9k people) in Rome, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.9k Black or African American Alone and 10.2k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rome, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,694 ± 327

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    958 ± 226

  3. Korea

    659 ± 140

Rome, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Rome, GA awarded 5,035 degrees. The student population of Rome, GA is skewed towards women, with 5,882 male students and 9,404 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rome, GA are White (3,894 and 78.1%), followed by Black or African American (508 and 10.2%), Hispanic or Latino (445 and 8.92%), and Two or More Races (83 and 1.66%).

The largest universities in Rome, GA by number of degrees awarded are Georgia Northwestern Technical College (3,353 and 66.6%), Georgia Highlands College (696 and 13.8%), and Berry College (621 and 12.3%).

The most popular majors in Rome, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (549 and 10.9%), General Business Administration & Management (484 and 9.61%), and Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (369 and 7.33%).

The median tuition costs in Rome, GA are $28,125 for private four year colleges, and $2,224 and $8,421 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 279 degrees awarded

  2. 247 degrees awarded

  3. 191 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Rome, GA was Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology with 279 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Rome, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,353 degrees awarded

  2. 696 degrees awarded

  3. 621 degrees awarded

$2,224

Median In-State Public

$28,125

Median Private

In 2017, the Rome, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Georgia Northwestern Technical College with 3,353 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,011

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,024

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,011 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rome, GA, which is 0.665 times less than the 3,024 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Rome, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,894 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    508 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    445 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rome, GA were to White students. These 3,894 degrees mean that there were 7.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 508 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rome, GA was $126,600 in 2017, which is 0.551 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $119,600 to $126,600, a 5.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Rome, GA is 60.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rome, GA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rome, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$126,600

2017 Median

± $4,592

$119,600

2016 Median

± $4,575

In 2017, the median property value in Rome, GA grew to to $126,600 from the previous year's value of $119,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rome, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rome, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$46,096

Median Household Income

± $2,012

35.5k

Number of Households

± 1,329

In 2017, the median household income of the 35.5k households in Rome, GA grew to $46,096 from the previous year's value of $42,955.

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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rome, GA 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

60.2%

2017 Homeownership

59.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.2% of the housing units in Rome, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Rome, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rome, GA have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.48% of the workforce in Rome, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    8.08%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.76%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rome, GA was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.08%) and those who Worked At Home (4.76%).

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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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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