Rome, GA

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Rome, GA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Rome Housing Market Information

With 36,375 people, 13,913 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $151,552, house prices in Rome are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Rome, accounting for 64.06% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Rome include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 16.81%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 14.68%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.53%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Rome are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 42.84% owning and 57.16% renting.

There is a lot of housing in Rome built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Rome built between 1940-1969 ( 34.43%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 13.90%). There's also some housing in Rome built before 1939 ( 12.20%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Rome. Fully 11.67% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Rome homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Rome real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Rome Home Appreciation Rates

Rome's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Rome during the period has been just -0.04%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Over the last year, Rome appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Rome's appreciation rate has been 2.32%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Rome were at 0.20%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.82%.

Relative to Georgia, our data show that Rome's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Georgia.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Rome differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Rome - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Rome real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,146,000 0.0
$859,001 - $1,146,000 0.1
$573,001 - $859,000 4.2
$458,001 - $573,000 1.9
$344,001 - $458,000 9.2
$229,001 - $344,000 15.4
$115,001 - $229,000 35.2
$57,001 - $115,000 25.0
$0 - $57,000 9.1

Average for GA
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
56.0642335766423 41.3502109704641

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rome Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2018 Q4 - 2019 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q1 - 2019 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q1
22.82% 1.07%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$972 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 42.84
Renters 57.16
Vacant 11.67

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 13.9
1970 - 1999 39.5
1940 - 1969 34.4
1939 or Older 12.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 64.1
Townhomes 2.5
Small Apt. Buildings 14.7
Apt. Complexes 16.8
Mobile Homes 1.8
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.12
1 Bedroom 12.17
2 Bedrooms 30.80
3 Bedrooms 40.71
4 Bedrooms 10.42
5 or more bedrooms 2.77