Rome, GA
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Rome is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 36,323 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Rome is the 18th largest community in Georgia.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rome is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rome is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rome who work in sales jobs (11.01%), office and administrative support (10.48%), and food service (8.24%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Rome spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.19 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

In terms of college education, Rome is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.91% of adults 25 and older in Rome have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rome in 2010 was $20,041, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $80,164 for a family of four. However, Rome contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rome is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Rome home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rome residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rome also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.96% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rome include Irish, German, French , and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Rome is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.