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, Rome isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rome are a mix 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 (10.61%), office and administrative support (9.87%), and food service (8.07%).

The education level of Rome citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.95% of adults 25 and older in Rome have a college degree.

The per capita income in Rome in 2010 was $20,717, 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 $82,868 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 16.53% 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 Vietnamese.