Rome, New York is a small city with a population of approximately 33,000. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than nationally (14%). Most Rome residents own their homes, and 45% of residents rent. Renters in the city benefit from a relatively low average rent of $758 a month, which is $522 a month less than the state average.
With an average commute time of about 19 minutes, outperforming most cities in New York, Rome residents know that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (37%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is not used extensively. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Compared to the national average (5%), Rome has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (8%). Additionally, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Rome residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and retail. Combined, these industries account for 15% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. Rome workers earn an average annual income of around $58,000, less than the state average. Rome's average income also trails the national average of $73,345.
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