Roy, New Mexico

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Population in 2019: 211 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -30.6%
Males: 107  (51.1%)
Females: 104  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

58.2 years
New Mexico median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 87743.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $23,094 (it was $21,111 in 2000)
Roy:

$23,094
NM:

$51,945

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,980 (it was $17,651 in 2000)

Roy village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $54,143 (it was $26,900 in 2000)
Roy:

$54,143
NM:

$180,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $168,538; detached houses: $211,334; mobile homes: $88,438

Median gross rent in 2019: $548.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roy: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.3%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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According to our research of New Mexico and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Roy, New Mexico as of September 26, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roy is 80 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (12.7%), American (2.7%), German (1.8%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5888 feet

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 103 people per square mile   (very low).

Roy, New Mexico map

23 residents are foreign born (12.2% Latin America).

This village:

12.2%
New Mexico:

9.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $456 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $261 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Santa Fe, NM (101.2 miles , pop. 62,203).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (147.7 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (475.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

North Harding, NM (3.2 miles ),
Mosquero, NM (4.2 miles),
Wagon Mound, NM (5.4 miles ),
Conchas Dam, NM (5.6 miles ),
San Rafael, NM (5.9 miles ),
Springer, NM (6.1 miles ),
Trementina, NM (6.3 miles ),
South Harding, NM (6.4 miles)

Latitude: 35.94 N, Longitude: 104.19 W

Area code: 505

Distribution of median household income in Roy, NM in 2019
Distribution of house value in Roy, NM in 2019

Roy satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
New Mexico:

7.3%
Most common industries in Roy, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.9%)
  • Public administration (15.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Gasoline stations (6.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.8%)
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Gasoline stations (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (22.4%)
  • Public administration (20.7%)
  • Health care (17.2%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.2%)
  • Gasoline stations (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Roy, NM (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.8%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (21.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (7.6%)
  • Other financial specialists (6.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (15.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.6%)
  • Cashiers (8.6%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)

Average climate in Roy, New Mexico

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Roy, New Mexico average temperatures Roy, New Mexico average precipitation Roy, New Mexico humidity Roy, New Mexico wind speed Roy, New Mexico snowfall Roy, New Mexico sunshine Roy, New Mexico clear and cloudy days

Earthquake activity:

Roy-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Mexico state average. It is 623% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 82.4 miles away from Roy center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 78.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/2011 at 23:30:19, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from Roy center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harding County (7) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Airports located in Roy:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roy:

  • New Mexico Highlands University (about 63 miles; Las Vegas, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,931)
  • Santa Fe Community College (about 105 miles; Santa Fe, NM; FT enrollment: 3,047)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 132 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Adams State University (about 142 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Amarillo College (about 142 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 145 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 145 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)

Public high school in Roy:

  • ROY HIGH (Students: 47, Location: 5TH ST AND ROOSEVELT ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Roy:

  • ROY ELEMENTARY (Students: 19, Location: 5TH ST AND ROOSEVELT ST, Grades: KG-6)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Roy: Roy Weather Station (A), Roy Rescue Service (B), Roy Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Hotel: Mesa Hotel (564 Richelieu Street).

Court: Harding County-County Seat Mosquero - Harding County Magistrate Court (355 Chicosa Street).

Birthplace of: Tommy McDonald (American football) - Football player.

Drinking water stations with addresses in Roy and their reported violations in the past:

ROY (VILLAGE OF) (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2014), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2014)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This village:

1.9 people
New Mexico:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

52.0%
Whole state:

65.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.9%
Whole state:

8.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

Banks with branches in Roy (2011 data):

  • Community 1st Bank Las Vegas: Roy Branch at 405 Chicosa, branch established on 2006/10/23. Info updated 2011/06/29: Bank assets: $167.2 mil, Deposits: $148.0 mil, headquarters in Las Vegas, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Roy:

Marital status in Roy, NM
  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 39.9%
  • Separated: 9.2%
  • Widowed: 12.4%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Roy:

  • High school or higher: 78.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
New Mexico average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roy, NM (based on Harding County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6083
Evangelical Protestant1971
Mainline Protestant532
None--
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Harding County:

13.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2
Here:

27.93 / 10,000 pop.
New Mexico:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Harding County:

7.7%
State:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Harding County:

20.8%
New Mexico:

22.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
New Mexico:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

51.8%
New Mexico:

49.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

46.8%
State:

48.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
New Mexico:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Roy:

19.0%
New Mexico:

20.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

14.2%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
New Mexico:

6.8

Overweight people:
Roy:

37.6%
New Mexico:

34.6%

General health condition:
Here:

52.5%
New Mexico:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.6%
New Mexico:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roy, NM Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$3,572$21,4320$0
Water Supply 1$5,212$62,5440$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$1,242
Totals for Government 3$8,784$35,1361$1,242

Roy government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $92,000 ($436.02)
    Financial Administration: $86,000 ($407.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($251.18)
    Sewerage: $47,000 ($222.75)
    Water Utilities: $40,000 ($189.57)
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000 ($146.92)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($123.22)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($118.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($18.96)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $62,000 ($293.84)

Roy government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $86,000 ($407.58)
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000 ($336.49)
    Sewerage: $42,000 ($199.05)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000 ($14.22)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($137.44)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($4.74)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($146.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $90,000 ($426.54)
    Highways: $78,000 ($369.67)
    General Local Government Support: $59,000 ($279.62)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,000 ($42.65)
    Property: $3,000 ($14.22)
    Other License: $2,000 ($9.48)

Roy government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $115,000 ($545.02)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $92,000 ($436.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,000 ($109.00)

Roy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $559,000 ($2649.29)

Strongest AM radio stations in Roy:

  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KNMX (540 AM; 5 kW; LAS VEGAS, NM; Owner: SANGRE DE CRISTO B/DCASTING CO, INC)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KIJN (1060 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FARWELL, TX; Owner: METROPOLITIAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roy:

  • KRTN-FM (93.9 FM; RATON, NM; Owner: RATON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K285EN (104.9 FM; ROY, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Roy:

  • K34FQ (Channel 34; ROY, NM; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO)
  • K06EM (Channel 6; ROY, NM; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)

Roy fatal accident list:

May 4, 1977 08:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Roy)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Chicosa Lake 6 Mi Ne Of (Lat: 36.034194 Lon: -104.161917), Call Sign: KNFA395,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.430 MHz, 153.875 MHz, Grant Date: 01/04/2012, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 725 6th Street Nw, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 699-7355, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:
  • Harding County Sheriffs Office (Lat: 35.980861 Lon: -104.062472), Call Sign: KXI899,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.370 MHz, 155.550 MHz, Grant Date: 08/27/2014, Expiration Date: 08/11/2024, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 725 6th Street Nw, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 699-7355, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:
  • 4th & Richlieu Ave 1 Block N Of Hwy 39 (Lat: 35.938917 Lon: -104.203306), Call Sign: KBC819, Licensee ID: L00433744,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.595 MHz, Grant Date: 03/18/2003, Expiration Date: 04/14/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2013, Registrant: Pendleton Oil & Gas Co Of New Mexico Dba Pendleton Oil & Gas Co., 4th & Richlieu, Roy, NM 87743, Phone: (505) 485-2262
  • 20 Mi Ne (Lat: 36.050028 Lon: -103.833861), Call Sign: KNIY619,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz, Grant Date: 01/25/2014, Expiration Date: 04/04/2024, Registrant: Federal License Management, 175 Pine St, Suite 104, Williamsport, PA 17701-6549, Phone: (866) 908-2220, Fax: (570) 323-4002, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Apprx 4.3 Km @ 311 Deg From (Lat: 35.967972 Lon: -104.231333), Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WPOQ748,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6610.62 MHz, Grant Date: 09/18/2018, Expiration Date: 11/19/2028, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 725 6th Street Nw, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 699-7355, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:
  • ROY, Apprx 4.3 Km Nw Of (Lat: 35.968806 Lon: -104.231417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WQPG290,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, Grant Date: 05/08/2012, Expiration Date: 05/08/2022, Certifier: Joseph A Martinez, Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 725 6th Street Nw, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 699-7355, Fax: (505) 841-8452, Email:
  • NM01616B, 479 Railroad Avenue (Nm01616b) (Lat: 35.945056 Lon: -104.199500), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQRW899, Licensee ID: L00127664,
    Assigned Frequencies: 18040.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/07/2013, Expiration Date: 08/07/2023, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • NM01621A, Sw 1/4 Sw 1/4 Section 30, T 24 N, R 28 E (Lat: 36.276833 Lon: -104.006083), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.5 m, Call Sign: WQRY770, Licensee ID: L00127664,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/2013, Expiration Date: 08/15/2023, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2018, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W5RTS, Grant Date: 01/31/1995, Expiration Date: 01/31/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/01/2007, Registrant: Cleta B Self, W 3rd St, Roy, NM 87743

Most common first names in Roy, NM among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Frank684.0 years
John581.6 years
Mary593.0 years
Thomas580.0 years
James462.5 years
Edward473.3 years
Isabel486.0 years
Jose481.5 years
George377.4 years
Maria388.7 years
Most common last names in Roy, NM among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Esquibel1078.6 years
Martinez676.2 years
Weisdorfer678.4 years
Rigoni574.6 years
Romero567.2 years
Arguello482.0 years
Montoya482.5 years
Self479.2 years
Hartley374.6 years
Anderson378.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roy, NM
  • 57.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.4%Wood
  • 12.2%Other fuel
  • 6.1%Utility gas
  • 2.0%Electricity
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roy, NM
  • 73.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.4%Electricity
  • 8.7%Wood


Roy compared to New Mexico state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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