Rome, New York Population 2023

31,647

Rome is a city located in Oneida County New York. With a 2023 population of 31,647, it is the 41st largest city in New York and the 1452nd largest city in the United States.Rome is currently declining at a rate of -0.5% annually and its population has decreased by -1.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 32,127 in 2020. Spanning over 76 miles, Rome has a population density of 423 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rome is $61,742 with a poverty rate of 19.02%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Rome is 40.1 years, 38.8 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Rome Demographics

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

  • White: 86.74%
  • Black or African American: 6.11%
  • Two or more races: 3.88%
  • Other race: 1.9%
  • Asian: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
The current population of Rome, New York is 31,647 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 32,127.

Rome, New York Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Rome Population by Race

Rome Population Pyramid 2023

Rome Median Age

40.1

Total

38.8

Male

40.9

Female

Rome Adults

There are 25,349 adults, (6,030 of whom are seniors) in Rome.

Rome Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Rome Sex Ratio

Female16,10549.99%
Male16,11250.01%

Rome Population by Age

Rome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.96

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

57.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Rome Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Rome Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rome Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 78.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 21.16%.

Rome Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$36,285

Average Earnings

$43,076

Average Male

$32,003

Average Female

Rome Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rome Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Rome Language

92.2% of Rome residents speak only English, while 7.8% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.14% of the population.

Rome Language

Rome Poverty by Race

rate

19.02%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.43%

Male Poverty Rate

16.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rome is Multiple, with 42.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rome is Asian, with 0.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.09%.

Rome Poverty

Rome Poverty Rate by Education

Rome Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rome Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Rome Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

40.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rome Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Rome Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,466

Number of Veterans

2,328

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

Rome Veterans by War

Rome Veterans by Age

count

Rome Veterans by Race

Rome Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rome Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Rome Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Rome Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Rome Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

81.47%

Born in Rome

96.82%

Native Born

3.46%

Foreign Born

1.39%

Non Citizen

2.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.82% of Rome residents were born in the United States, with 81.47% having been born in New York. 1.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Rome Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Rome Population by Year