Rome, GA


Highest Appreciating Rome Neighborhoods Since 2000

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 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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

Rome Housing Market Information

With a population of 36,323, 13,788 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $121,465, 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 64.28% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Rome include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 18.45%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 13.11%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 2.28%).

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 44.17% owning and 55.83% 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 ( 37.59%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 14.21%). There's also some housing in Rome built before 1939 ( 10.24%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Rome. Fully 14.68% 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 -1.00%, which is lower than 70% 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 2.27%, 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 -2.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -9.38%.

Notably, Rome's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to Georgia, our data show that Rome's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 70% 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
> $1,087,000 0.1
$815,001 - $1,087,000 0.1
$543,001 - $815,000 2.5
$435,001 - $543,000 1.6
$326,001 - $435,000 2.7
$217,001 - $326,000 9.3
$109,001 - $217,000 35.3
$54,001 - $109,000 35.1
$0 - $54,000 13.2

Average for GA
Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
64.6197117074886 50.3171247357294

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Rome Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
12.73% 0.70% 3 1
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$796 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 44.17
Renters 55.83
Vacant 14.68

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 14.2
1970 - 1999 38.0
1940 - 1969 37.6
1939 or Older 10.2

Types of Homes

Single-Family 64.3
Townhomes 2.3
Small Apt. Buildings 13.1
Apt. Complexes 18.4
Mobile Homes 1.8
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.81
1 Bedroom 10.60
2 Bedrooms 31.19
3 Bedrooms 41.38
4 Bedrooms 10.63
5 or more bedrooms 2.38