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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  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 11,255. Roma is in Starr County. Living in Roma offers residents a suburban 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
11,255

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$74,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$472
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    164.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    19.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    251.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    773.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    212.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
C-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    7%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    13%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    55%
    13%

Working in Roma

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$20,291
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.