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Rome, IL

Rome, a small town in Illinois, has a population of approximately 2,000. It's a nice place to settle down, as retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (22%) here than they do nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 43, are older than most cities in Illinois. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 82% of residents own their homes. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $814/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Rome will save around $2,900 compared to the state average.

There are three primary industries in Rome: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries make up 21% of the town's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the town's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the town. Rome workers earn an average annual income of about $70,000, a bit less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income, however, is fairly average compared to the national level ($73,345). Rome has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (10%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, shorter than most cities in Illinois, Rome residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving is the typical way to get to work, opted for by 37% of commuters, while public transportation is not extensively used. A small percentage of commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number does exceed the national average.

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