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Welcome to Roma (aka 'Roma-Los Saenz') ...

The city of Roma is located on the South Texas Plains.

Roma is located in Starr County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Roma has a population of 11,482 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Roma was established in 1765.

The city of Roma has also been called Roma-Los Saenz.

Roma is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Roma lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Roma is within the (956) area code.

The ZIP code for Roma: 78584<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roma had an population of 11,482 people. This is an increase of 17.58% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roma had a population of 9,765 people (which is 16.02% of the total population of Starr County). This makes Roma the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Roma represents 0.04% of the total population of Texas (which has 25,145,561 people), making it the state's 219th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,765 people, the population of Roma increased 1.54% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,617 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Roma.

Communities Also Named Roma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Roma - they are located in Alberta and California.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Roma.

Communities near Roma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Roma.

  • Rio Grande City (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Grande City
    • Rio Grande City lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,439 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Grande City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Grande City<6>
  • Fronton (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fronton
    • Fronton lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fronton
  • Garceno (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garceno
    • Garceno lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garceno
  • La Rosita (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Rosita
    • La Rosita lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Rosita have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Rosita
  • Miguel Barrera (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miguel Barrera
    • Miguel Barrera lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Miguel Barrera has also been known as:
    • Miguel Barrera Colonia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miguel Barrera
  • Los Alvarez (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Alvarez
    • Los Alvarez lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Alvarez have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Alvarez
  • Los Villareales (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Villareales
    • Los Villareales lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Villareales have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Villareales
  • Salineno (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Falcon Heights (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon Heights
    • Falcon Heights lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falcon Heights<6>
  • Falcon Village (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon Village
    • Falcon Village lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Roma and is located in Starr County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Roma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roma. See our Newspapers Page for Roma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roma ...

Looking for more information about Roma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Roma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Roma.

Adding Roma to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Roma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Roma was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Roma in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Roma on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Roma

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roma. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including Starr, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Roma.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Roma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Roma or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roma) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RomaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.4066, Longitude: -99.0147    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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