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Income/capita 45%
Household income 28%
Unemployment 49%
IndexRomeIowaNational
Income per capita$16,487$28,872$29,829
Median household income$39,773$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$38,125$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$52,813$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$33,333$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$17,188$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.9%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rome is 45% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Rome is 28% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rome is 49% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rome is 5% higher than the national average

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      $26,512$39,773$79,546
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Rome median earnings by income bracket

      Rome employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.3%3.0%
      Manufacturing sector39.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services18.6%24.2%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%18.2%
      Other16.3%18.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westwood, IA96$101,66784%
      Houghton, IA152$70,31327%
      St. Paul, IA100$56,7193%
      New London, IA1,945$50,1799%
      Olds, IA197$49,58310%
      Rome, IA164$39,77328%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Damar, KS164$35,31336%
      Tanacross, AK164$19,12565%
      Kingston, NV164$0100%
      Gotebo, OK164$41,25025%
      Cannelburg, IN164$67,75022%
      Rome, IA164$39,77328%
      Source: The Rome, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).