Rome, Georgia

Rome: County seat of Floyd County, Georgia, United States


Rome is a city located in the county of Floyd in the U.S. state of Georgia. Its population at the 2010 census was 36,303 and a population density of 431 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 36,764 inhabitants.

The city was created 190 years ago in 1833.

Rome is a city in Floyd County, Georgia, United States, located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is the principal city of the Rome, Georgia, metropolitan statistical area, which encompasses all of Floyd County. At the 2020 census, the city had a population of 37,713.

Rome was founded in 1834 at an important crossing-point on the Flint River. It was named after Rome, New York. It was incorporated as a town in 1836 and as a city in 1916. 

The Georgia General Assembly legally recognized a formalized governmental structure for Rome that included its first mayor, councilmen and other public offices. The city is governed by a mayor–council system with all municipal elections held every four years on even-numbered years. 

Rome's economy is largely dependent on government and health care sectors. The area is known for its low cost of living, especially housing costs and is often listed as one of the best places to retire or relocate to in the country due to its affordability and quality lifestyle options.

Rome has recently seen significant growth in its population base due in part to its proximity to Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Interstate 20/75 (I-20).

Rome locator map
Location of Rome on Georgia map.

Quick Facts about Rome

Population : 36,764 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Georgia (United States)
County : Floyd County
Phone Area Codes : 706
Area : 84.29 km2
Altitude : 614 feet / 187 meters
Capital city : Rome is capital of Floyd County
Establishment : January 01, 1834 (190 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 22:28:04 (29th February 2024)
Postal code : 30161
Density : 436 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.25% (2010-2020)
Rome Georgia from Myrtle Hill Cemetery image
Rome Georgia from Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Rome Georgia from Myrtle Hill Cemetery image


Rome is located at 34°15'25"N 85°9'53"W (34.2570400, -85.1646700).

Rome map


The population of Rome increased by 1.25% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 34,980 -
2010 36,303 3.64% census
2011 36,324 0.06% estimation process
2012 36,123 -0.56% estimation process
2013 35,885 -0.66% estimation process
2014 35,912 0.08% estimation process
2015 35,901 -0.03% estimation process
2016 36,053 0.42% estimation process
2017 36,369 0.87% estimation process
2018 36,604 0.64% estimation process
2019 36,716 0.31% estimation process
2020 36,764 0.13% estimation process

Rome zip code is 30161. County name: Floyd, County fips: 13115

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People born in Rome (73)

People born in Rome, including politician William S. Herndon, admiral George Stephen Morrison, musician Butch Walker, .


  • Arn Anderson (American professional wrestler, road agent and author) he was born in 20/09/1958
  • Charles H. Fahy (United States federal judge) he was born in 27/08/1892
  • John William Davis (American politician (1916-1992)) he was born in 12/09/1916
  • Henderson Lovelace Lanham (American politician (1888-1957)) he was born in 14/09/1888
  • Mike Glenn (American basketball player) he was born in 10/09/1955
  • Shawn Powell (American football player) he was born in 29/11/1988
  • Charlie Culberson (baseball player) he was born in 10/04/1989
  • Dan Reeves (American football player and coach) he was born in 19/01/1944
  • Russ Mitchell (American baseball player) he was born in 15/02/1985
  • William Hale (American film director and television director) he was born in 11/07/1931
  • Edgar Bowers (American writer) he was born in 02/03/1924
  • Kris Durham (Player of American football) he was born in 17/03/1988
  • Bernard Holsey (American football player) he was born in 10/12/1973
  • Betty Hester (American correspondent) she was born in 01/06/1923
  • Bill Atwood (American baseball player) he was born in 25/09/1911
  • Cary Peppermint (American artist) he was born in 01/01/1970
  • Chris Jones (American Football Punter) he was born in 21/07/1989
  • Douglas L. Carver (Chaplain, Army officer, Chief of Chaplains, Chief of Chaplains of the United States Army) he was born in 10/09/1951

Schools in Rome

College & universities near Rome, GA

Code Name City ZIP
140988 Shorter University Rome (GA) 30165

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Rome, GA

Code Name Address Type
ATL Peachtree Station 1688 Peachtree Street, NW RAIL
ATN Anniston 126 West 4th St RAIL

Post offices near Rome

Post Office Name City ZIP
Rom Post Office Rome (GA) 30165

Other places with the same name (8)

  • Rome , New York city in New York, United States with a population of 32,145 people.
  • Rome , Wisconsin census-designated place in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States with a population of 2,784 people.
  • Rome , Illinois unincorporated census-designated place in Illinois, United States with a population of 1,596 people.
  • Rome , Maine city in Maine, USA with a population of 1,013 people.
  • Rome , Pennsylvania borough in Pennsylvania, United States with a population of 400 people.
  • Rome , Iowa city in Iowa, United States with a population of 117 people.
  • Rome , Ohio village in Ohio, USA with a population of 95 people.

Other cities in Floyd County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Floyd County , GA.

City Name Population Title
Lindale 4,191 City in Smith County, Texas, United States of America
Cave Spring 1,074 City in Floyd County, Georgia, United States
Glenwood 644 Human settlement in Wheeler County, Georgia, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Rome distances to largest Georgia cities