Rome, NY
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Rome is a medium-sized city located in the state of New York. With a population of 32,573 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Rome is the 31st largest community in New York.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rome who work in office and administrative support (13.14%), sales jobs (10.57%), and management occupations (7.86%).

Also of interest is that Rome has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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 19.07 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Rome who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.51% of the adults in Rome have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rome in 2010 was $24,475, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,900 for a family of four. However, Rome contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Rome is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in Rome include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

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