Roman Forest, Texas

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Roman Forest, Texas
City
Location of Roman Forest, Texas
Location of Roman Forest, Texas
Montgomery County RomanForest.svg
Coordinates: 30°10′40″N 95°9′22″W / 30.17778°N 95.15611°W / 30.17778; -95.15611Coordinates: 30°10′40″N 95°9′22″W / 30.17778°N 95.15611°W / 30.17778; -95.15611
Country United States
State Texas
County Montgomery
Area
 • Total 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 105 ft (32 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,279
 • Density 864.6/sq mi (333.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 48-63044[1]
GNIS feature ID 1388597[2]

Roman Forest is a town in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. The population was 1,538 at the 2010 census.

Police Department[edit]

The current Chief of Police is Stephen Carlisle. The mission statement is Perusing Police Excellence. Currently, the Roman Forest Police Department is a 18-man department. There are seven full-time sworn police officers one part-time sworn police officer, eight sworn reserve police officers, one Animal Control Officer, and one Secretary/Telecommunications Officer.[3]

The police cruisers are traditional LAPD black and white with HPD lettering but with added individuality by having a black arch on the front doors. Uniforms are the traditional LAPD Blue.

The Roman Forest Police Department has its own Facebook page, www.facebook.com/RomanForestPD which is the new way of policing with the community.

Geography[edit]

Roman Forest is located at 30°10′40″N 95°9′22″W / 30.17778°N 95.15611°W / 30.17778; -95.15611 (30.177744, -95.156209).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the City has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2), all of it land.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Roman Forest has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 929
1990 1,033 11.2%
2000 1,279 23.8%
2010 1,538 20.3%
Est. 2015 1,847 [6] 20.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,279 people, 420 households, and 385 families residing in the town. The population density was 864.6 people per square mile (333.7/km²). There were 432 housing units at an average density of 292.0 per square mile (112.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.67% White, 1.88% African American, 0.86% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.77% of the population.

There were 420 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 85.7% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 8.3% were non-families. 6.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.02 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the City the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 31.4% from 45 to 64, and 7.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $67,679, and the median income for a family was $70,313. Males had a median income of $50,250 versus $32,361 for females. The per capita income for the town was $25,243. About 3.3% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Roman Forest is served by New Caney Independent School District and Lone Star College (formerly the North Harris Montgomery Community College District).[8][9]

Residents are zoned to Tavola Elementary School,[10] Keefer Crossing Middle School,[11] and New Caney High School.[12]

Aikin Elementary School was the elementary school serving Roman Forest.[13] Tavola Elementary, in the Tavola subdivision off of Roman Forest Boulevard, opened in 2015 to replace Aikin Elementary, which needed a lot of renovation to remain in operation.[14]

Sixth graders previously attended the New Caney 6th Grade Campus.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Roman Forest Police Department
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Roman Forest, Texas
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Montgomery County, TX" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Roman Forest town, TX" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 11, 2015.
  10. ^ "Elementary School Zones" (Archive). New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on September 11, 2015.
  11. ^ "Middle School Zones" (Archive). New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on September 11, 2015.
  12. ^ "High School Attendance Zones" (Archive). New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on September 11, 2015.
  13. ^ "Elementary Zones." New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on January 20, 2011.[dead link]
  14. ^ "Tavola Elementary School Opens August 2015" (Archive). New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on September 11, 2015.
  15. ^ "Secondary Schools" (). New Caney Independent School District. April 22, 2010. Retrieved on September 11, 2015. "All sixth grade students attend the New Caney Sixth Grade Campus. The district will open its second high school in August 2010 when Porter High School starts enrolling students."

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