Rome has the 955th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 3.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Rome is part of the Utica metro area. Unemployment in the Utica area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Utica has the 190th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Rome is below average at $43,090, and the median cost of a home in Rome is $89,700, which is below the national average. 19% of workers in Rome hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 87% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Rome. 81% of Rome workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Rome spend an average of 17 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.