Rome is a city located in Peoria County Illinois. With a 2020 population of 1,578, it is the 550th largest city in Illinois and the 12265th largest city in the United States. Rome is currently declining at a rate of -0.82% annually and its population has decreased by -1.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,604 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Rome has a population density of 821 people per square mile.
The average household income in Rome is $68,930 with a poverty rate of 8.36%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $885 per month, and the median house value is $129,800. The median age in Rome is 47.8 years, 49.7 years for males, and 44.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Romewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.72%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 13.14%.
100.00% of Rome residents speak only English, while 0.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.00% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Rome is White, with 6.61% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Rome is Hispanic, with 31.11% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.20%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.71%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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98.06% of Rome residents were born in the United States, with 80.06% having been born in Illinois. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.