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Population (year 2000): 34,980. Estimated population in July 2005: 35,816 (+2.4% change)
Males: 16,586 (47.4%), Females: 18,394 (52.6%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 34.6 years
Median household income: $30,930 (year 2000)
Median house value: $87,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Rome:

  • White Non-Hispanic (59.2%)
  • Black (27.7%)
  • Hispanic (10.3%)
  • Other race (5.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (13.2%), English (6.9%), Irish (6.7%), German (4.2%), Scottish (1.8%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%).Georgia

Elevation: 605 feet

Land area: 29.4 square miles

Rome,

For population 25 years and over in Rome

  • High school or higher: 68.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rome city

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

8.9% Foreign born (7.0% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,894 (+9.0%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: GA Marietta, (49.1 miles pop. 58,748).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: GA Atlanta, (63.9 miles pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (551.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: GA Lindale, (4.7 miles GA (9.2 miles Shannon, GA Plainville, (14.2 miles Spring, GA Cave (14.7 miles GA (16.6 miles Kingston, GA (17.2 miles Aragon, GA (17.6 miles Cedartown, GA (18.2 miles Lyerly,

Latitude: 34.26 N, Longitude: 85.19 W

Area code: 706


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.5%), Manufacturing (24.5%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +13,149 (+37.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,906 (63.0%)


 

Crime in Rome by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 3 3 0 6 2
    per 100,000 2.9 8.6 8.6 0.0 17.2 5.7
Rapes 9 9 14 11 13 16
    per 100,000 25.7 25.7 40.0 31.4 37.2 45.7
Robberies 65 68 54 76 67 80
    per 100,000 185.8 194.4 154.4 217.3 191.5 228.7
Assaults 536 553 317 145 352 196
    per 100,000 1532.3 1580.9 906.2 414.5 1006.3 560.3
Burglaries 433 467 396 448 624 553
    per 100,000 1237.9 1335.0 1132.1 1280.7 1783.9 1580.9
Thefts 2,174 2,307 1,589 1,323 1,972 1,792
    per 100,000 6215.0 6595.2 4542.6 3782.2 5637.5 5122.9
Auto thefts 118 125 166 126 165 121
    per 100,000 337.3 357.3 474.6 360.2 471.7 345.9
737.6 779.2 551.1 430.4 678.8 547.9

Average climate in Rome, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rome,

Rome-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 113% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/27/1994, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.9 miles away from the Rome city center killed 3 people and injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category 4 tornado 19.0 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Ken Irvin - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Jul 11, 1972), Ronnie Brown - 2005 NFL player (Miami Dolphins, born: Dec 12, 1981), Mike Dean - College basketball player (Middle Tenn. St. Blue Raiders), Ra'shun Bryant - College basketball player (Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles), Stephen Darville - College football player (Tennessee Volunteers).


Hospitals/medical centers in Rome:
  • FLOYD MEDICAL CENTER (304 TURNER MCCALL BLVD P O BOX 233)
  • NW GA REGIONAL HOSP (400 REDMOND ROAD)
  • REDMOND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (501 REDMOND RD)
  • SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AT FLOYD MED CTR (304 TURNER MCCALL BLVD)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Rome:
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 7 miles; ROME, GA; ID: RMG)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 54 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; ID: CHA)
  • DOBBINS AIR RESERVE BASE (about 54 miles; MARIETTA, GA; ID: MGE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Rome:
  • CORNELIUS-MOORE FIELD (about 18 miles; CEDARTOWN, GA; ID: 4A4)
  • TOM B. DAVID FLD (about 22 miles; CALHOUN, GA; ID: CZL)
  • CARTERSVILLE (about 27 miles; CARTERSVILLE, GA; ID: VPC)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $11,174 $44,696 0 $0
Water Supply 54 $145,905 $32,423 3 $2,755
Transit 35 $84,909 $29,111 1 $1,922
Other and Unallocable 38 $111,134 $35,094 5 $3,131
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   2 $2,755
Police Protection - Officers 94 $285,909 $36,499 0 $0
Police - Other 13 $34,840 $32,160 9 $3,450
Firefighters 148 $462,761 $37,521 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $4,871 $29,226 0 $0
Streets and Highways 56 $134,235 $28,764 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 63 $126,442 $24,084 0 $0
Sewerage 55 $136,564 $29,795 0 $0
Financial Administration 19 $65,563 $41,408 0 $0
Other Government Administration 17 $63,796 $45,032 8 $5,674
Parks and Recreation 19 $44,194 $27,912 8 $3,831
Totals for Government 616 $1,712,297 $33,356 36 $23,518
Colleges/Universities in Rome:
  • SHORTER COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,896; Location: 315 SHORTER AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.shorter.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • FLOYD COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,443; Location: PO BOX 1864; Public; Website: www.fc.peachnet.edu)
  • COOSA VALLEY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 1,401; Location: ONE MAURICE CULBERSON DR; Public; Website: www.cvtcollege.org)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rome:
  • KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; KENNESAW, GA; Full-time enrollment: 9,589)
  • GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; GADSDEN, AL; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA (about 48 miles; CARROLLTON, GA; FT enrollment: 7,241)
  • LIFE UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; MARIETTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,881)
  • SOUTHERN POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; MARIETTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,559)
  • CHATTAHOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 50 miles; MARIETTA, GA; FT enrollment: 2,012)
  • JACKSONVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; JACKSONVILLE, AL; FT enrollment: 6,418)
Public high schools in Rome:
  • ROME HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,455; Location: 1000 VETERAN'S MEMORIAL HIGHWA; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • COOSA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 728; Location: 4454 ALABAMA HIGHWAY, NW; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ARMUCHEE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 607; Location: 4203 MARTHA BERRY BLVD.; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • MODEL 9-12 HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 575; Location: 3252 CALHOUN HWY; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • S.P.I.C.E. (Students: 11; Location: 100 VOCATIONAL DRIVE, SW; Grades: 10 - 12)
Private high schools in Rome:
  • DARLINGTON SCHOOL (Students: 875; Location: 1014 CAVE SPRING ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ROME CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 20; Location: PO BOX 1023/3003 NEW CALHOUN; Grades: 9 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Rome:
  • ROME MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 897; Location: 1020 VETERAN'S MEMORIAL HIGHWA; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WEST END ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 696; Location: 5 BROWN FOX DRIVE; Grades: KG - 06)
  • COOSA MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 593; Location: 212 EAGLE DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MODEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 569; Location: 3200 CALHOUN HIGHWAY, NE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MODEL 6-8 MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 547; Location: 164 BARRON ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GARDEN LAKES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 538; Location: 2903 GARDEN LAKES BOULEVARD, N; Grades: PK - 05)
  • GLENWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 75 GLENWOOD SCHOOL ROAD, NE; Grades: PK - 02)
  • ARMUCHEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 5075 MARTHA BERRY HIGHWAY, NW; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • WEST CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 486; Location: 409 LAVENDER DRIVE, NW; Grades: PK - 06)
  • JOHNSON ELEMENTARY (Students: 483; Location: 1839 MORRISON CAMPGROUND ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Rome:
  • ST MARY SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 401 EAST SEVENTH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF ROME (Students: 107; Location: 165 DODD BLVD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • NORTH ROME CHRISTIAN LEARNING (Students: 50; Location: 1929 NORTH BROAD STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Rome:
  • SARA HIGHTOWER REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,221,775; Location: 205 RIVERSIDE PARKWAY, NE; 419,691 books; 22,730 audio materials; 8,129 video materials; 299 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Rome: Green Acres Country Club (A), Gateway Industrial Park (B), West Rome (C), Coosa Country Club (D), Coosa Valley Fairgrounds (E), Shorter Industrial Park (F), Floyd County Jail (G), Floyd County Courthouse (H), Maple Street Community Center (I), Fire Station Number 7 (J), Martha Berry Museum and Art Gallery (K), Rome City Hall (L), Chieftains Museum (M), Livingston Library (N), Oak Hill (O), Carnegie Library (P), Fire Station Number 5 (Q).

Shopping Centers: Mapleton Shopping Center (1), Central Plaza Shopping Center (2), Village Shopping Center (3), Alto Shopping Center (4), Gala Shopping Center (5), Riverbend Mall Shopping Center (6), West End Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Rome include: West End Baptist Church (A), West Rome Baptist Church (B), West Rome United Methodist Church (C), Trinity United Methodist Church (D), Thankful Baptist Church (E), Broad Street Baptist Church (F), South Broad United Methodist Church (G), South Broad Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Fellowship Cemetery (1), East View Cemetery (2), Sunset Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery (3), Floyd Memory (4), Rodeph Sholom Cemetery (5), Reece Cemetery (6), Shadyside Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Julianne, Lake (A), Hicks Lake (B), Tom, Lake (C), Sandy Beach Lake (D), Mitchells Lake (E), DeSoto Lake (F), Fort Jackson Reservoir (G), Camps Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Dry Creek (A), Oostanaula River (B), Horseleg Creek (C), Prentis Branch (D), Silver Creek (E), Etowah River (F), Burwell Creek (G).

Parks in Rome include: Barron Stadium (1), Between The Rivers Historic District (2), Division Street Park (3), Eagle Park (4), East Rome Historic District (5), Elliott Jaycee Field (6), Forrest Monument (7), Heritage Park (8), Lower Avenue A Historic District (9).

Post office: (A).  


Rome compared to Georgia state average:
  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Rome:
  • WTSH (1360 AM; 1 kW; ROME, GA; Owner: BROADCAST INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WLAQ (1410 AM; 1 kW; ROME, GA; Owner: CRIPPLE CREEK BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WROM (710 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ROME, GA; Owner: LGV BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WRGA (1470 AM; 5 kW; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING. CORP.)
  • WKNG (1060 AM; daytime; 50 kW; TALLAPOOSA, GA; Owner: WKNG, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGTA (950 AM; 5 kW; SUMMERVILLE, GA; Owner: AZTECA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
Strongest FM radio stations in Rome:
  • WKCX (97.7 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: BRIAR CREEK BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W215BA (90.9 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • W212AR (90.3 FM; LINDALE, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WQTU (102.3 FM; ROME, GA; Owner: MCDOUGALD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJCK (88.3 FM; PIEDMONT, AL; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTSH-FM (107.1 FM; ROCKMART, GA; Owner: BROADCAST INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WATG (95.7 FM; TRION, GA; Owner: TTA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • W214AS (90.7 FM; WALESKA, GA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCCV (91.7 FM; CARTERSVILLE, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRHY (105.9 FM; CENTRE, AL; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
TV broadcast stations around Rome:
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)

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