Rome, Georgia Population 2020

37,248
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Rome is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 37,248, it is the 24th largest city in Georgia and the 1052nd largest city in the United States. Rome is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 2.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 36,303 in 2010. Spanning over 32 miles, Rome has a population density of 1,181 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rome is $62,060 with a poverty rate of 25.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $700 per month, and the median house value is $149,600. The median age in Rome is 36.4 years, 34 years for males, and 38.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.8 males.

Rome Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rome was:

  • White: 61.51%
  • Black or African American: 27.12%
  • Other race: 6.24%
  • Asian: 3.02%
  • Two or more races: 1.85%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rome, Georgia is 37,248, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,634.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 36,303.

Rome, Georgia Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202098,9275000.51%
201998,4275000.51%
201897,9275000.51%
201797,4277520.77%
201696,6754750.49%
201596,2003100.32%
201495,89050.01%
201395,885-49-0.05%
201295,934-219-0.23%
201196,153-270-0.28%
201096,4230.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,25861.51%
Black or African American9,81327.12%
Some Other Race2,2576.24%
Asian1,0923.02%
Two or More Races6691.85%
American Indian and Alaska Native960.27%
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Rome Population Pyramid 2020

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Rome Median Age

36.4


Total

34


Male

38.2


Female

Rome Adults

There are 27,297 adults, (5,442 of whom are seniors) in Rome.

Rome Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Rome Sex Ratio

Female

19,170

52.98%

Male

17,015

47.02%

Rome Households and Families

Rome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rome Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.9%33.1%
All45.4%54.6%
Male37.3%62.7%
Non Family32.2%67.8%
Female31.4%68.6%

45.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,9942.4845.4
Married5,2583.2166.9
Non Family5,2001.1532.2
Female2,6543.431.4
Male8823.1837.3

3.17

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Rome Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,46810.50%
9th to 12th Grade2,91112.39%
High School Graduate6,45127.45%
Some College4,44718.92%
Associates Degree1,5366.54%
Bachelors Degree3,14913.40%
Graduate Degree2,54210.82%
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Rome Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White13,63611,8204,578
Black6,0664,477541
Hispanic3,0061,155127
Other Race1,0083598
Asian680567378
Multiple Races31519467
Native American2525

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 55.59%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,941$30,494$29,085
Less Than High School$19,280$20,493$15,869
High School Grad$26,607$28,323$23,559
Some College$27,145$28,006$26,124
Bachelors Degree$49,172$60,000$37,059
Graduate Degree$61,170$69,956$55,673

$29,941

Average Earnings

$30,494

Average Male

$29,085

Average Female

Rome Language

Rome Language by Age

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Rome Language

83.28% of Rome residents speak only English, while 16.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.32% of the population.

Rome Poverty

Rome Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black9,3333,28335.18%
White17,6343,26018.49%
Hispanic6,1611,94831.62%
Other2,25797143.02%
Asian1,09125323.19%
Multiple61814924.11%

25.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.14%

Male Poverty Rate

26.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rome is Other, with 43.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rome is White, with 18.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.66%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.42%
High School24.97%
Some College16.09%
Bachelors or Greater2.24%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.51%
Male Unemployed38.52%
Female Employed13.16%
Male Employed12.35%

Rome Income

Rome Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,148$62,060
Families$51,940$75,173
Married Families$66,970$95,086
Non Families$23,515$35,618
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Rome Marital Status

Rome Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.9%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Rome Married by Age and Sex

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Rome Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rome Marital Status by Race

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Rome Veterans

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2,013

Number of Veterans

1,805

Male Veterans

208

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam787
Second Gulf War296
First Gulf War256
World War II122
Korea116
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74551
35 to 54458
75+456
55 to 64353
18 to 34195
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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,3337.52%
Black6038.71%
Hispanic852.16%
Asian404.80%
2 or More378.64%

Rome Veterans by Education

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7.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rome Employment Status

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.9%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.63%

Born in Georgia

88.21%

Native Born

11.79%

Foreign Born

8.21%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

88.21% of Rome residents were born in the United States, with 67.63% having been born in Georgia. 8.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202037,2483070.83%
201936,9413070.84%
201836,6342550.70%
201736,3793070.85%
201636,0721420.40%
201535,930-16-0.04%
201435,946410.11%
201335,905-233-0.64%
201236,138-202-0.56%
201136,340-110-0.30%
201036,4501,4700.41%
200034,9804,6541.44%
199030,3261,4110.48%
198028,915-1,844-0.62%
197030,759-1,467-0.46%
196032,2262,6110.85%
195029,6153,3331.20%
194026,2824,4391.87%
193021,8438,5915.12%
192013,2521,1530.91%
191012,0994,8085.20%
19007,2913340.47%
18906,9573,0806.02%
18803,8771,1293.50%
18702,748-1,262-3.71%
18604,0100.00%