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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B
Roma is a town in Texas with a population of 11,363. Roma is in Starr County. Living in Roma offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Roma and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Roma are above average.
About Roma...
Population
11,363

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$72,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$479
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Roma Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    165.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    34.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    139.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    417.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    2%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    51%
    13%

Working in Roma

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$22,886
National
$55,322
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Roma Reviews

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Roma is a place full of culture since it is situated on the border of the United States and Mexico. Commute from Roma to Mexico for quick tacos is super fast if you walk around. It is, however, always ridiculously hot. Big stigma on the area due to Trump. Super safe!
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I’ve been living in Roma all of my life and it hasn’t changed much. There’s lots of taco places, not a lot of healthy places. Lately there’s been an increase in gyms but nothing amazing. Cost of living is kind of low compared to a city like Houston or Dallas. Diversity is non existent, the population consists of like 90% Mexican/Hispanics, and the other 10% is white/black/Asian/etc people.
Growing up in Roma, TX was amazing yet complicated. Being only 2 blocks away from the Mexican Border was definitely a challenge, given the current bad reputation, but most Roma residents didn't let that get in the way of our daily lives. Everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand. Everywhere you go you see a friendly face. Neighbors were considered family. But despite all that, there was no chance of you becoming someone in Roma if you weren't on the Council's good side. So that made it hard for a lot of us to progress and grow in this little town. So if I can change anything about Roma it would have to be how people view this small town and the job opportunities.