The Roy Municipal Center
Roy was first settled in 1873, about 25 years after the founding of nearby Ogden. Known by various names over the years (Central City, Sandridge, the Basin, Lakeview), Roy didn't get its final name until after Roy C. Peebles, the child of a local school teacher and minister, died.
Roy was late in being settled because it was basically a dry, sandy area where raising crops wasn't going to be easy. The early pioneers finally dug a 16-mile canal to bring in irrigation water from the Weber River in 1882.
Growth in Roy was pretty limited until World War II happened. That's when places like the Navy Supply Depot, Defense Supply Depot and Hill Air Force Base were built. After that, the population started to grow quickly and soon outgrew the available town services and schools.
Roy is the hometown of Jim McMahon, quarterback with the Chicago Bears when they won Super Bowl XX over the New England Patriots.
High School or Higher: 89.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.1%
2011 Cost of Living Index for Roy: 86.3
Median Resident Age: 28.0 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $56,400
Estimated Median Home Value: $161,800
Population Density: 4,774 People per Square Mile
Government, Educational Services, Construction, Transportation Equipment, Health Care, Social Services, Waste Management Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Metal & Metal Products, Professional Services, Lodging & Food Services
Unemployed (March 2011): 6.9%
Population Demographics: 2010
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||25,268|
|65 & over||3,394|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||4,968|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||31,916|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||84|
|Two or more||1,262|