Roma Creek, Texas

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Roma Creek, Texas
CDP
Starr County RomaCreek.svg
Coordinates: 26°25′32″N 99°1′27″W / 26.42556°N 99.02417°W / 26.42556; -99.02417Coordinates: 26°25′32″N 99°1′27″W / 26.42556°N 99.02417°W / 26.42556; -99.02417
Country United States
State Texas
County Starr
Area
 • Total 5.2 sq mi (13.5 km2)
 • Land 5.2 sq mi (13.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 610
 • Density 117.5/sq mi (45.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-63026[1]
GNIS feature ID 1852761[2]

Roma Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Starr County, Texas, United States. The population was 610 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Roma Creek is located at 26°25′32″N 99°1′27″W / 26.42556°N 99.02417°W / 26.42556; -99.02417 (26.425518, -99.024250)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.2 square miles (13.5 km²), of which 5.2 square miles (13.4 km²) are land and 0.19% is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 610 people, 141 households, and 133 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 117.5 people per square mile (45.4/km²). There were 161 housing units at an average density of 31.0/sq mi (12.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.54% White, 0.16% African American, 1.15% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 100.00% of the population.

There were 141 households out of which 70.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.6% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.0% were non-families. 4.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.24 and the average family size was 4.39.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 42.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 10.2% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $12,750, and the median income for a family was $12,270. Males had a median income of $11,250 versus $0 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $5,062. About 63.2% of families and 66.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 75.1% of those under age 18 and 61.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education in the community of Roma Creek is provided by the Roma Independent School District. Zoned campuses include Anna S. Canavan Elementary School (pre-kindergarten), Emma Vera Elementary School (grades K-5), Roma Middle School (grades 6-8), and Roma High School [1] (grades 9-12).[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "2009-2010 Roma ISD Elementary Boundaries". Roma Independent School District. Retrieved 2009-10-13. 
  5. ^ "2009-2010 Roma ISD Middle School Boundaries". Roma Independent School District. Retrieved 2009-10-13.