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Rome, Georgia

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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 2016, Rome has a population of 36,407 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).

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 (or 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 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 (with a count of 34,980 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Rome had an population of 36,407 people. This is an increase of 0.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.08% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Rome ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Rome and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2016
Adairsville   [Map]   4,816   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Aragon   [Map]   1,242   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cave Spring   [Map]   1,154   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Cedartown   [Map]   9,799   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
Euharlee   [Map]   4,293   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kingston   [Map]   654   E   13 miles [20.9 km]

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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rome. We make it easy to see an overhead 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:

Websites for Rome ...

Official Website:   www.romega.us/
Chamber of Commerce:   www.romega.com/

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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rome, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Rome.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Rome. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Floyd County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rome: www.romega.us/

The official website for Floyd County: www.floydcountyga.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: www.georgia.gov/

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). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Rome.

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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' distance beginning in Rome. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2671, Longitude: -85.1875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rome have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Rome.