Rome 69 Average
Rome Livability #176 ranked city in Georgia#14,226 ranked city in the USARanks better than 51% of areas
A+ Rome Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B+ Rome Cost of Living Cost of living is 6% lower than Georgia
8812% less expensive than the US average
946% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rome cost of living
D- Rome Crime Total crime is 27% higher than Georgia
Total crime
3,44638% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3038% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-6%Year over year crime is down
Rome crime
F Rome Employment Household income is 28% lower than Georgia
Median household income
$36,61634% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,78927% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%35% higher than the US average
Rome employment
D+ Rome Housing Home value is 17% lower than Georgia
Median home value
$127,20031% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$65831% lower than the US average
Home ownership
46%28% lower than the US average
Rome real estate or Rome rentals
F Rome Schools HS graduation rate is 13% lower than Georgia
High school grad. rates
71%15% lower than the US average
School test scores
33%32% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:11% higher than the US average
Rome K-12 schools
B Rome User Ratings There are a total of 14 ratings in Rome
Overall user rating
72% 14 total ratings
User reviews rating
70% 3 total reviews
User surveys rating
73% 11 total surveys
all Rome poll results

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      Living in Rome, GA

      Located in the state of Georgia, Rome is a moderately-sized city with a population of 36,340 inhabitants. Rome is mostly populated by White (58%) and Black or African American (27%) ethnic groups. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Rome is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 20 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

      If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very discouraging task. However, it could also be a positive experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Rome, Georgia. With useful information like weather, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Rome and in the areas around Rome is a much easier task.

      Rome has a livability score of 66/100 and is ranked #262 in Georgia and #16,560 in the USA. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Rome ranks well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B+) and weather (B-). There are some categories that Rome ranks poorly for, including: crime (F), education (F) and employment (F). It might be worth taking a closer look to figure out why.

      Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Rome has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

      There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Rome is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Rome come in at $127,200, which is 16.5% lower than the Georgia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Rome, the home price to income ratio is 3.5, which is 16.7% higher than the Georgia average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Rome area were 6.5% and 5 year appreciation rates were 4.2%.

      Rome transportation information

      Average one way commute20min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.8%79.6%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.7%10.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.5%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.2%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%1.6%2.8%
      Working from home5.5%5.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Rome, GA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).