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Rome is a city in Floyd County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the city in Italy.

The latitude of Rome is 34.256N. The longitude is -85.164W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 35,303.


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Median household income
Local
$30,930
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rome demographic reports
Rome is on the Coosa River.
Rome was built on the site of a Cherokee village.

The city supplied cannons to the Confederate troops until Sherman's army captured it in 1864.

Public transportation: Rome Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 438. The number of murders and homicides was 6. The violent crime rate was 12.3 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Filming location for:
· 1986 movie, "The Mosquito Coast"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Running Water Pow Wow Festival - Sept. 1-2, 2007
  • Rome International Film Festival - Sept. 6-9, 2007
  • Coosa Valley Fair - Oct. 2-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rome web sites and events links in the sections below.
Sports teams: Braves (minor league baseball), Rome Renegades (arena football)
Historic sites and museums: Chieftains Museum, Oak Hill / Martha Berry Museum, Rome Area History Museum, Clocktower Museum
Colleges and universities: Georgia Highlands College, Shorter College, Coosa Valley Technical Institute, Berry College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 95

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Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Rome demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Floyd County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30165 ZIP code.

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Rome Web sites

Ancestry & family history

5% of Rome residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rome ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rome was $17,327, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Rome residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Rome festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Geocaching & geography
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Government
Guides to Rome
Health
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History

Historic districts in Rome include Between the Rivers Historic District, East Rome Historic District, Lower Avenue A Historic District, Mt. Aventine Historic District, Oakdene Place, South Broad Street Historic District, Upper Avenue A Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rome, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $841.


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Libraries

Libraries in Rome include Rome-Floyd County Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Rome include Rome News-Tribune

TV stations in Rome include WPXA.

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Politics

Floyd County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rome political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Rome workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rome between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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