Roma, TX
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Roma is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 10,223 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Roma is the 229th largest community in Texas.

Roma is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Roma is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Roma who work in teaching (16.09%), personal care services (11.81%), and sales jobs (10.52%).

One of the benefits of Roma is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.60 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Roma is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Roma are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.03% of adults in Roma have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Roma in 2010 was $11,603, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,412 for a family of four. Roma also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.36% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Roma is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Roma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Roma, accounting for 99.67% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Roma residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Roma include Italian, Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, and West Indian.

Roma also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 42.60%.

The most common language spoken in Roma is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and African languages.