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Overview

Introduction to Rome, Georgia

Rome, Georgia, in Floyd county, is 40 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia and 56 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia.

Rome History

This region was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indians. Europeans were attracted to this area when gold was discovered in 1828. The present city of Rome was established in 1834 by five men who thought that they had discovered a peninsula, and wanted to develop it into a town that would eventually become a trade center. One of these five men, Col. Daniel Mitchell, had suggested Rome as the name for the town. In the following year, Rome received its charter and was declared a county seat.

Rome and nearby Attractions

  • East Rome Historic District
  • Etowah Indian Mounds
  • Rome Clock Tower
  • Ridge Ferry Park
  • Heritage Park
  • Historic Myrtle Hill Cemetery

Things To Do In Rome

There are many places and ares that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Rome. The Rome City Hall, with its statue of Romulus and Remus in front of it, is a popular spot. Moreover, there are a number of museums in the city featuring interesting exhibits.

Rome Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Rome Higher Education

Shorter College, Floyd College and Coosa Valley Technical College are the local institutions providing facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 36,278
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 14,337
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 40.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $26,948
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,455
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,443

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,108
% Above Poverty Level 71.9%
% Below Poverty Level 28.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 34.7%
Median Gross Rent $639
Median House Value $123,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 7.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rome Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Floyd
Standard Zip Codes 30161, 30165
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30149, 30162, 30163, 30164
Phone Area Codes 706
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.256
Longitude -85.164

Rome Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ROME
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches
Station CEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.7 inches
Station LAFAYETTE 5 SW
Distance 29.5 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 48 F
Apr Temp 43 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rome, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mount Berry (30149)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Adairsville 4,712 $44,293
Cave Spring 1,355 $47,868
Cedartown 9,781 $38,616
Euharlee 4,182 $60,272
Kingston 766 $29,808
Plainville 335 $44,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rome Public Libraries

Library
Sara Hightower Regional Library System
"205 RIVERSIDE PARKWAY, NE"
Rome, Georgia
(706) 236-4630

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Rome Hospitals

REDMOND REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
501 REDMOND ROAD
(706) 291-0291
Emergency Service: Yes

FLOYD MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
304 TURNER MCCALL BLVD P O BOX 233
(706) 509-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rome High Schools

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ROME HIGH SCHOOL
1000 VETERAN'S MEMORIAL HIGHWA
706-235-9653
Serves 1,455 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

COOSA HIGH SCHOOL
4454 ALABAMA HIGHWAY NW
706-236-1870
Serves 728 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

ARMUCHEE HIGH SCHOOL
4203 MARTHA BERRY BLVD.
706-236-1888
Serves 607 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

MODEL 9-12 HIGH SCHOOL
3252 CALHOUN HWY
706-236-1895
Serves 575 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

S.P.I.C.E.
100 VOCATIONAL DRIVE SW
706-236-1886
A Non-traditional School
Serves 11 students.

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