Roy, Montana

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Population in July 2007: 396.
Males: 203  (51.3%)
Females: 193  (48.7%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Montana median age:  37.5 years

Zip code: 59471

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,822 (it was $27,188 in 2000)
Roy:

$34,822
MT:

$45,076
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,816 (it was $12,863 in 2000)

Roy CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $78,229 (it was $47,200 in 2000)
Roy:

$78,229
MT:

$184,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $202,453; Detached houses: $234,426; Townhouses or other attached units: $8,057; Mobile homes: $178,807
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  • White alone - 414 (98.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Roy: 144.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3487 feet

Land area: 867.1 square miles.

Population density: 0.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Roy, Montana map

For population 25 years and over in Roy:

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roy CCD:

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 68.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 7.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Roy CCD:  0.9% ($411)
Montana:  1.3% ($1,212)
Roy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Billings, MT (111.0 miles , pop. 89,847).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (553.4 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (972.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Grass Range, MT (4.9 miles) , Winifred, MT (5.3 miles) , Hanover, MT (5.4 miles ), Winnett, MT (5.9 miles) , Lewistown, MT (5.9 miles ), Lewistown Heights, MT (6.0 miles ), Zortman, MT (6.3 miles) , Hays, MT (6.6 miles ).

Latitude: 47.38 N, Longitude: 108.84 W

Area code: 406

Roy household income distribution Roy home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Montana:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (60%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Food and beverage stores (11%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (49%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (19%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Roy: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Roy, Montana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Roy-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Montana state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 213.0 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 330.7 miles away from Roy center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/30/1975 at 18:54:13, a magnitude 6.1 (5.6 MB, 5.9 MS, 6.1 UK, 6.1 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 207.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/26/2005 at 04:08:37, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MB, 5.2 MS, 5.6 MW, Depth: 8.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 224.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1984 at 09:46:30, a magnitude 5.8 (5.0 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 316.3 miles away from Roy center
On 10/28/1983 at 19:51:24, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.8 ML) earthquake occurred 326.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fergus County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Art Stevens - Animator.

Airports located in Roy:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roy:

  • Montana State University-Billings (about 111 miles; Billings, MT; Full-time enrollment: 4,319)
  • Montana State University (about 159 miles; Bozeman, MT; FT enrollment: 12,942)
  • Sheridan College (about 203 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • The University of Montana (about 245 miles; Missoula, MT; FT enrollment: 13,602)
  • Brigham Young University-Idaho (about 285 miles; Rexburg, ID; FT enrollment: 30,522)
  • Black Hills State University (about 312 miles; Spearfish, SD; FT enrollment: 3,166)
  • Casper College (about 338 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)

Public high school in Roy:

Public elementary/middle schools in Roy:

  • Roy School (Students: 23; Location: 500 Davis; Grades: PK-6)
  • Roy 7-8 School (Students: 15; Location: 500 Davis; Grades: 7-8)
See full list of schools located in Roy, School District: ROY K-12 SCHOOLS

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Notable location: Roy Rural Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Roy include: Sacred Heart Catholic Church (A), Roy Presbyterian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Roy Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Roy: Roy City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Fergus County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Montana:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.0%
Whole state:  62.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  1.6%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

30.5%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.8%
Whole state:

5.8%
82 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Roy compared to Montana state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • No fuel used (6%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Roy CCD (based on Fergus County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 53.28%
Here: 53.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchHutterian BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents35.8%11.8%9.7%7.9%5.0%
Congregations20.0%5.7%14.3%14.3%5.7%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents4.7%4.3%4.2%2.6%14.0%
Congregations2.9%2.9%5.7%2.9%25.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Fergus County:

5.37 / 10,000 pop.
Montana:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Fergus County:

4.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.69 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 17
Here:

15.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.38 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Montana:

7.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fergus County:

23.6%
Montana:

23.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

5.3%
State:

10.7%

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,431 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Montana average:

6.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Yellowstone County, MT  0.66% ($35,567 average AGI)
from Gallatin County, MT  0.61% ($25,286)
from Cascade County, MT  0.33% ($33,267)


6.18% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,714 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
Montana average:

6.73%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Yellowstone County, MT  0.96% ($29,091 average AGI)
to Missoula County, MT  0.39% ($13,056)
to Gallatin County, MT  0.37% ($33,529)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roy:

  • KERR (750 AM; 50 kW; POLSON, MT; Owner: ANDERSON RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXLO (1230 AM; 1 kW; LEWISTOWN, MT; Owner: KXLO BROADCAST, INC.)
  • KOFI (1180 AM; 50 kW; KALISPELL, MT; Owner: KOFI, INC.)
  • KMON (560 AM; 5 kW; GREAT FALLS, MT; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KGVW (640 AM; 10 kW; BELGRADE, MT; Owner: GALLATIN VALLEY WITNESS, INC.)
  • KURL (730 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: ELENBAAS MEDIA, INC.)
  • KATL (770 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: STAR PRINTING COMPANY)
  • KGHL (790 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KBUL (970 AM; 5 kW; BILLINGS, MT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMTA (1050 AM; 10 kW; MILES CITY, MT; Owner: SENGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 47.330028 Lon: -108.953611, Call Sign: WQEU603
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHz, 151.910 MHz, 159.930 MHz, 159.960 MHz, 159.990 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/18/2006, Expiration Date: 04/18/2016, Certifier: Jody Simons
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc., Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • ROY, 1.3 Mi South Of Us Hwy 191 (Lat: 47.321639 Lon: -108.943194), Overall height: 15.2 m, Call Sign: WLN453, Licensee ID: L00006110
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/02/1988, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/28/1998
    Registrant: Mid Rivers Telephone Cooperative Inc, 106 Second Ave South, Circle, MT 59215

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: AB7IY, Previous Call Sign: KC7CZY, Licensee ID: L00852461
    Grant Date: 04/27/2004, Expiration Date: 06/28/2014
    Registrant: Bernd G Gapinski, 1 Sargeant St, Roy, MT 59471
  • Call Sign: N7AAX
    Grant Date: 08/15/1994, Expiration Date: 08/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2006
    Registrant: Keith W Story, 1st & Main, Roy, MT 59471
  • Call Sign: WA7IJG, Licensee ID: L00250336
    Grant Date: 04/22/2004, Expiration Date: 07/14/2014, Certifier: Richard L Graham
    Registrant: Richard L Graham, Box 14, Roy, MT 59471
  • Call Sign: WB7DIJ
    Grant Date: 08/15/1994, Expiration Date: 08/15/2004, Cancellation Date: 08/16/2006
    Registrant: Lindsay A Story, 1st & Main, Roy, MT 59471

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roy, MT
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