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.

Unlike some cities, Roma isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Roma are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (15.37%), sales jobs (10.62%), and office and administrative support (10.50%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Roma spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.08 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Roma doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The rate of college-level education in Roma is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.48% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Roma in 2010 was $11,237, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $44,948 for a family of four. Roma also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 44.37% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 97.42% 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, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Roma include Yugoslavian, Other West Indian, West Indian, and U.S. Virgin Islander.

In addition, Roma has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (40.39%).

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