Rome, New York Population 2020

32,238

Rome is a city located in New York. With a 2020 population of 32,238, it is the 20th largest city in New York and the 1211th largest city in the United States. Rome is currently growing at a rate of 0.05% annually but its population has decreased by -4.41% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 33,725 in 2010. Rome reached it's highest population of 51,646 in 1960. Spanning over 76 miles, Rome has a population density of 431 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rome is $63,321 with a poverty rate of 19.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $94,800. The median age in Rome is 39.5 years, 38.2 years for males, and 41.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.9 males.

Rome Demographics

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

  • White: 87.51%
  • Black or African American: 6.99%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Other race: 1.34%
  • Asian: 1.24%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Rome, New York is 32,238, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 32,204.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 33,725.

Rome, New York Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020289,558-926-0.32%
2019290,484-926-0.32%
2018291,410-926-0.32%
2017292,336-458-0.16%
2016292,794-1,094-0.37%
2015293,888-2,122-0.72%
2014296,010-1,227-0.41%
2013297,237-751-0.25%
2012297,988-588-0.20%
2011298,576-648-0.22%
2010299,2240.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,29887.51%
Black or African American2,2626.99%
Two or More Races9082.81%
Some Other Race4331.34%
Asian4011.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native360.11%

Rome Population Pyramid 2020

Rome Median Age

39.5


Total

38.2


Male

41.7


Female

Rome Adults

There are 25,622 adults, (5,557 of whom are seniors) in Rome.

Rome Age Dependency

61.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rome Sex Ratio

Female

15,702

48.56%

Male

16,636

51.44%

Rome Households and Families

Rome Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rome Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
All56%44%
Male47.2%52.8%
Non Family41.7%58.3%
Female34.6%65.4%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6222.3856
Non Family5,1001.2541.7
Married5,0283.0479.6
Female1,8843.4334.6
Male6103.0147.2

3.01

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

9.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rome Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9584.17%
9th to 12th Grade2,2589.84%
High School Graduate7,87334.29%
Some College4,61320.09%
Associates Degree2,41110.50%
Bachelors Degree2,97712.97%
Graduate Degree1,8688.14%

Rome Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,77717,4824,374
Black1,499972192
Hispanic1,168912172
Multiple Races37328943
Asian25217095
Other Race23317114
Native American36234

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.40%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 37.70%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,715$39,702$29,125
Less Than High School$14,035$14,788$10,391
High School Grad$28,964$31,387$25,891
Some College$33,143$44,375$25,417
Bachelors Degree$50,280$62,282$40,817
Graduate Degree$64,070$87,969$58,850

$33,715

Average Earnings

$39,702

Average Male

$29,125

Average Female

Rome Language

Rome Language by Age

Rome Language

91.94% of Rome residents speak only English, while 8.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.34% of the population.

Rome Poverty

Rome Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White25,8744,74518.34%
Black1,56742326.99%
Hispanic1,73039122.60%
Multiple87226129.93%
Other30913844.66%
Native361336.11%
Asian37620.53%

19.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.65%

Male Poverty Rate

20.80%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rome

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rome is Other, with 44.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rome is Asian, with 0.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.08%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.07%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.34%
High School15.94%
Some College13.82%
Bachelors or Greater5.52%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed34.59%
Female Unemployed16.59%
Female Employed11.71%
Male Employed5.29%

Rome Income

Rome Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$48,659$63,321
Families$63,089$77,009
Married Families$74,318-
Non Families$31,524$39,991

Rome Marital Status

Rome Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.0%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Rome Married by Age and Sex

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

Rome Veterans

2,711

Number of Veterans

2,546

Male Veterans

165

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,035
First Gulf War513
Second Gulf War464
Korea255
World War II119
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74750
55 to 64599
75+585
35 to 54534
18 to 34243
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,50911.04%
Black1327.55%
Hispanic715.15%
2 or More4810.67%
Other206.45%
Indian25.56%

$Rome Veterans by Education

8.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rome Employment Status

54.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.8%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Rome Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

79.83%

Born in New York

96.66%

Native Born

3.34%

Foreign Born

1.34%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

96.66% of Rome residents were born in the United States, with 79.83% having been born in New York. 1.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202032,238170.05%
201932,221170.05%
201832,204-85-0.26%
201732,289170.05%
201632,272-121-0.37%
201532,393-179-0.55%
201432,572-208-0.63%
201332,780-124-0.38%
201232,904-633-1.89%
201133,537-192-0.57%
201033,729-1,221-0.35%
200034,950-9,400-2.35%
199044,3505240.12%
198043,826-6,322-1.34%
197050,148-1,498-0.29%
196051,6469,9642.17%
195041,6827,4681.99%
194034,2141,8760.57%
193032,3385,9972.07%
192026,3415,8442.54%
191020,4975,1542.94%
190015,3433520.23%
189014,9912,7972.09%
188012,1941,1941.04%
187011,0007,41611.87%
18603,5840.00%