Roman Forest, Texas

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Roman Forest, Texas
Welcome sign at the entrance to Roman Forest.
Welcome sign at the entrance to Roman Forest.
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
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountyMontgomery
Government
 • TypeGeneral Law Type A
 • MayorChris Parr
 • Council membersTony Garza
Jill Carlson
David Mullane
John Ryder
Conley Wallace
Area
 • Total1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Land1.5 sq mi (3.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
105 ft (32 m)
Population
 • Total1,538
 • Density1,000/sq mi (400/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
FIPS code48-63044[2]
GNIS feature ID1388597[3]

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

Government[edit]

City Hall of Roman Forest, Texas.

Presently, the mayor of Roman Forest is Chris Parr. City council members are Tony Garza, Jill Carlson, David Mullane, John Ryder, and Conley Wallace. City Secretary is Sheryl Muro, and the City Administrator is Liz Mullane. City Council meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at Roman Forest City Hall.[1]

The city of Roman Forest operates its own police 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.[4]

In the Texas Senate, Roman Forest is part of District 4, represented by Republican Brandon Creighton. In the Texas House of Representatives, Roman Forest is part of District 16, represented by Republican Will Metcalf.[5]

In the United States Senate, Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz represent the entire state of Texas. In the United States House of Representatives, Roman Forest is part of District 8, represented by Republican Kevin Brady.[5]

The United States Postal Service does not operate a post office in Roman Forest. The nearest post office is located in New Caney.[6]

Geography[edit]

Roman-style pillars on Roman Forest Boulevard near Interstate 69

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).[7]

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.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980929
19901,03311.2%
20001,27923.8%
20101,53820.3%
Est. 20161,870[9]21.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the 2010 United States Census,[11] there were 1,538 people, 547 households, and 468 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 92.0% White, 1.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 3.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.3% of the population.

There were 547 households out of which 30.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.4% were non-families. 11.9% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 32.5% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43.6 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

According to the 2015 American Community Survey, The median income for a household in the town was $93,289, and the median income for a family was $95,505. Males had a median income of $50,343 versus $40,074 for females. The per capita income for the town was $30,982. About 0.6% of families and 2.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.7% of those under age 18 and 9.6% 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).[12][13]

Residents are zoned to Dogwood Elementary School, Keefer Crossing Middle School, and New Caney High School.[14]

Aikin Elementary School was the elementary school serving Roman Forest.[15] From 2015-2017, Tavola Elementary served the Roman Forest community while Akin Elementary was being rebuilt.[16] Aikin Elementary will reopen in August 2017 as Dogwood Elementary.[14] All Roman Forest students will attend Dogwood Elementary at the start of the 2017-2018 New Caney ISD school year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b City of Roman Forest. Accessed on July 6, 2017.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ Roman Forest Police Department
  5. ^ a b Who Represents Me: Roman Forest. Texas Legislative Council. Accessed on July 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Find Locations: New Caney. United States Postal Service. Accessed on July 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Roman Forest, Texas
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ Factfinder: Roman Forest. United States Census Bureau. Accessed on July 6, 2017.
  12. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Montgomery County, TX" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 20, 2015.
  13. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Roman Forest town, TX" (Archive). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on September 11, 2015.
  14. ^ a b Attendance Zones. New Caney Independent School District. Accessed on July 6, 2017.
  15. ^ "Elementary Zones[permanent dead link]." New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on January 20, 2011.[dead link]
  16. ^ "Tavola Elementary School Opens August 2015" (Archive). New Caney Independent School District. Retrieved on September 11, 2015.

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