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Overview

Introduction to Roma, Texas

Roma, Texas, in Starr county, is 37 miles W of McAllen, Texas (center to center) and 131 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Roma History

Roma was established in 1765, and was incorporated in 1936. It was given its name because of its location on a hill. Before the independence of Texas from Mexico in 1836, Roma was under the jurisdiction of Mier town and also under the Spanish rule. The city was commonly known as Roma-Los Saenz after it took the Los Saenz area.

Roma and Nearby Attractions

  • Roma Historical Museum
  • Falcon State Recreation Park
  • International Museum of Art & Science
  • Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park

Things To Do In Roma

People are offered opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and camping at popular parks like Falcon State Recreation Park and Bentsen Rio Grande Valley State Park. Falcon State Park offers opportunities for swimming, camping, boating, and fishing. Museums which may be visited include Roma Historical Museum, and International Museum of Art & Science. The latter museum displays exhibits on Latin American Folk Art.

Roma Transportation

Flights are available from McAllen Miller International airport.

Roma Higher Education

Colleges near the city include South Texas Community College, University of Texas - Pan American, Odessa College, and Midland College.

People

Total Population 10,041
Male Share of the Population 43.6%
Female Share of the Population 56.4%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 3,166
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 50.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $21,647
% Above Poverty Level 56.6%
% Below Poverty Level 43.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 17.9%
Median Gross Rent $449
Median House Value $72,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 93.2%
US/American 0%
English 0%
Irish 0%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Roma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles W of McAllen, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 131 miles SW of Corpus Christi, Texas
County Starr
Standard Zip Codes 78584
Phone Area Codes 956
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.37
Longitude -98.81

Roma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RIO GRANDE CITY 1 SE
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 45 to 69 F
Apr Temp 62 to 88 F
Jul Temp 74 to 99 F
Oct Temp 63 to 87 F
Annual Precip 21.6 inches
Station MISSION 4 W
Distance 27.5 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 70 F
Apr Temp 64 to 87 F
Jul Temp 75 to 98 F
Oct Temp 64 to 87 F
Annual Precip 22.1 inches
Station MCALLEN
Distance 36.7 miles
Jan Temp 48 to 69 F
Apr Temp 64 to 85 F
Jul Temp 75 to 96 F
Oct Temp 65 to 86 F
Annual Precip 22.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Roma, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Falcon (78584)

Los Saenz (78584)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

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Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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703 N GLADIATOR BLVD
956-849-1333
A Title I School.
Serves 1,534 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

INSTR & GUIDE CTR
703 N GLADIATOR BLVD
956-849-1377
A Non-traditional School
A Title I School.
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.9

ACCELERATED LRN ACAD
703 N GLADIATOR BLVD
956-849-2803
A Vocational School
A Title I School.
Serves 5 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.6

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