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.



Total Population10,093
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+3,287
Age of the Population37


% of people married49.8%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.9%
Median Earnings25+$16,205
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,061
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,728


Median Family Income$20,660
% Above Poverty Level49.3%
% Below Poverty Level50.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.7%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone16.1%
Median Gross Rent$472
Median House Value$70,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)95%
French Except Basque0.5%
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Roma Almanac

County Starr County
Standard Zip Codes78584
Phone Area Codes956
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude26.4
Approximate Longitude-99.01

Roma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance1 miles
Jan Temp45 to 69 F
Apr Temp62 to 88 F
Jul Temp74 to 99 F
Oct Temp63 to 87 F
Annual Precip21.6 inches
StationMISSION 4 W
Distance27.5 miles
Jan Temp48 to 70 F
Apr Temp64 to 87 F
Jul Temp75 to 98 F
Oct Temp64 to 87 F
Annual Precip22.1 inches
Distance36.7 miles
Jan Temp48 to 69 F
Apr Temp64 to 85 F
Jul Temp75 to 96 F
Oct Temp65 to 86 F
Annual Precip22.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Roma Public Schools

Fj Scott El
800 Pfc Angel J Moreno St
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-1175
Total Enrollment 606
Instr & Guide Ctr
608 N Garcia St
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-2803
Total Enrollment 24
Roma H S
2021 N Us Hwy 83
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-1333
Total Enrollment 1717
Ynes B Escobar El
3210 Old Escobares Hwy 83
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-4800
Total Enrollment 442
Rt Barrera El
126 N Fm 649
ZIP: 78584
(956) 486-2475
Total Enrollment 542
A S Canavan El
1334 Fourth St
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-1717
Veterans Memorial El
4772 E Hwy 83
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-1377
Total Enrollment 714
Roel A & Celia R Saenz El
310 S Gate Rd
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-7230
Total Enrollment 586
Roma Middle
2047 N Us Hwy 83
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-1434
Total Enrollment 738
E Vera El
2015 N Us Hwy 83
ZIP: 78584
(956) 849-4552
Total Enrollment 429
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