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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,340
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+14,517
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23%
Median Earnings25+$27,743
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,678
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,039

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,355
% Above Poverty Level73.4%
% Below Poverty Level26.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone33.5%
Median Gross Rent$658
Median House Value$127,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)50.9%
English7.5%
Irish7.3%
German4.3%
Scottish1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian0.9%
Swedish0.7%
Polish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.3%
Arab0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Rome Almanac

CategoryValue
County Floyd County, Newton County
Standard Zip Codes30161, 30165
P.O. Box Zip Codes30162, 30163, 30164, 30149
Phone Area Codes706
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.24
Approximate Longitude-85.17

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)

StationROME
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches
StationCEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip53.7 inches
StationLAFAYETTE 5 SW
Distance29.5 miles
Jan Temp29 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 72 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Adairsville4,740$48,925
Cave Spring1,319$48,750
Cedartown9,752$40,010
Euharlee4,214$57,367
Kingston521$38,750
Plainville365$47,813

Rome Public Libraries

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
Floyd Medical Center
(Non-profit)
304 Turner Mccall Boulevard
(706) 509-6900
Kindred Hospital Rome
320 Turner Mccall Boulevard

Rome Public Schools

East Central Elementary School
1502 Dean Ave Se
ZIP: 30161
(706) 232-8310
Primary
Total Enrollment 568
Johnson Elementary
1839 Morrison Camp Ground Rd, Ne
ZIP: 30161
(706) 236-1830
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
Main Elementary School
3 Watters St Se
ZIP: 30161
(706) 295-7180
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Mchenry Primary
100 Mchenry Dr Sw
ZIP: 30161
(706) 236-1833
Primary
Total Enrollment 201
Model Elementary School
3200 Calhoun Rd Ne
ZIP: 30161
(706) 236-1827
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Model High
3252 Calhoun Rd Ne
ZIP: 30161
(706) 236-1895
High
Total Enrollment 699
Model Middle School
164 Barron Rd Ne
ZIP: 30161
(706) 290-8150
Middle
Total Enrollment 516
North Heights Elementary School
26 Atteiram Dr Ne
ZIP: 30161
(706) 295-4442
Primary
Total Enrollment 259
Rome High School
1000 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ne
ZIP: 30161
(706) 235-9653
High
Total Enrollment 1652
Rome Middle School
1020 Veterans Memorial Hwy Ne
ZIP: 30161
(706) 235-4695
Middle
Total Enrollment 950
Southeast Elementary School
1400 Crane St Sw
ZIP: 30161
(706) 232-4913
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Alto Park Elementary School
528 Burnett Ferry Rd Sw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 236-1892
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Armuchee Elementary School
5075 Martha Berry Hwy Nw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 802-6758
Primary
Total Enrollment 393
Armuchee High School
4203 Martha Berry Hwy Nw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 236-1888
High
Total Enrollment 595
Bob Richards Regional Youth Detention Center
200 Marable Way Nw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 295-6035
Other
Total Enrollment 7
Coosa High School
4454 Alabama Hwy Nw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 236-1870
High
Total Enrollment 743
Coosa Middle School
212 Eagle Dr Nw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 236-1856
Middle
Total Enrollment 618
Elm Street Elementary
8 S Elm St Sw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 232-5313
Primary
Total Enrollment 579
Garden Lakes Elementary School
2903 Garden Lakes Blvd Nw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 236-1865
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
Glenwood Primary School
75 Glenwood School Rd Ne
ZIP: 30165
(706) 236-1855
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
West Central Elementary School
409 Lavender Dr Nw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 235-8836
Primary
Total Enrollment 747
West End Elementary School
5 Brown Fox Dr Sw
ZIP: 30165
(706) 234-9366
Primary
Total Enrollment 795

Rome Private Schools

Montessori School Of Rome
165 Dodd Blvd Se
ZIP: 30161
Elementary
Total Enrollment 78
St Mary School
401 E 7th St Se
ZIP: 30161
Elementary
Total Enrollment 234
Unity Christian School
2960 New Calhoun Hwy Ne
ZIP: 30161
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 363
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