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Welcome to Rome ...

The city of Rome is located in Floyd County and is the County Seat for Floyd County.

When the people of Rome refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Roman<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Rome has a population of 36,634 people<2> (see below for details).

Rome is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rome lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Rome (for example, toward Gaylesville (AL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Telephone area codes for Rome: (706) & (762)<4>

The ZIP codes for Rome: 30161-30165<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rome had a population of 36,303 people (which is 37.69% of the total population of Floyd County). This makes Rome the county's most populous community.

The population of Rome represents 0.37% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 36,303 people, the population of Rome increased 3.78% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 34,980 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Rome had an population of 36,634 people. This is an increase of 0.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.73% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rome.

Communities near Rome ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cedartown   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the South (S) of Rome

Located in Polk County

Adairsville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rome

Located in Bartow County

Euharlee   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Rome

Located in Bartow County

Rockmart   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Rome

Located in Polk County

Summerville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rome

Located in Chattooga County

Aragon   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Rome

Located in Polk County

Cave Spring   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Rome

Kingston   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Rome

Located in Bartow County

Lyerly   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Rome

Located in Chattooga County

Plainville   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Rome

Located in Gordon County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Rome.

Communities Also Named Rome ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Rome - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Missouri, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (8), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rome.

Websites for Rome ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rome. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rome. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rome. Our list includes 34 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Rome:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rome ...

Looking for more information about Rome? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rome, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rome.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Floyd County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rome:

The official website for Floyd County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rome refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rome may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rome.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rome - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (762) is an overlay for area code (706).

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rome). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rome or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Rome includes: 30161, 30162, 30163, 30164 & 30165.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rome) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rome. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rome

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rome. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2572, Longitude: -85.1648     [Map].

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