Roy, New Mexico

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Population in 2013: 233 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.4%
Males: 112  (48.4%)
Females: 121  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  55.5 years
New Mexico median age:  36.9 years

Zip codes: 87743.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,160 (it was $21,111 in 2000)
Roy:

$27,160
NM:

$43,872

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,423 (it was $17,651 in 2000)

Roy village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $29,154 (it was $26,900 in 2000)
Roy:

$29,154
NM:

$159,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $49,656; Detached houses: $55,138; Mobile homes: $40,502

Median gross rent in 2013: $779.

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  • Races in Roy, NM (2010)

    Roy races chart
    • 13658.1%Hispanic
    • 9440.2%White alone
    • 20.9%Black alone
    • 20.9%American Indian alone

Races in Roy detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Roy: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (8.6%), Italian (3.4%), French (2.6%), Irish (2.6%), English (1.7%), Dutch (1.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 5888 feet

Land area: 2.04 square miles.

Population density: 114 people per square mile   (very low).

Roy, New Mexico map

For population 25 years and over in Roy:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roy village:

  • Never married: 34.6%
  • Now married: 32.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 27.6%

4 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.3%
New Mexico:

8.2%



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 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Roy to the number of sex offenders is 79 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $205 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $213 (0.8%)

Roy satellite photo by USGS

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

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

3.4%
New Mexico:

7.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-16.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (43%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Utilities (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (43%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (28%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

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

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 below New Mexico state average. It is 64% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.9 miles away from Roy center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/1/2004 at 06:50:47, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 81.9 miles away from Roy center
On 1/29/1990 at 13:16:10, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 LG, Depth: 7.5 mi) earthquake occurred 183.1 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 (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roy topographic map

Birthplace of: Tommy McDonald (American football) - Player of football.

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:

Public elementary/middle school in Roy:

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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).

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.4% for other race residents)
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

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 below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
New Mexico average:

13.6

Roy travel time to work - commute Roy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Other fuel (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Roy village (based on Harding County data)

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.
New Mexico:

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

27.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
New Mexico:

6.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Harding County:

20.8%
New Mexico:

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

13.0%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,001$24,0060$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$250
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,167
Sewerage 1$1,778$21,3360$0
Parks and Recreation 1$1,771$21,2520$0
Totals for Government 4$7,550$22,6506$1,417

Roy government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $176,000 ($755.36)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $118,000 ($506.44)
    Water Utilities: $81,000 ($347.64)
    Financial Administration: $77,000 ($330.47)
    Police Protection: $48,000 ($206.01)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($107.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($94.42)
    Fire Protection: $14,000 ($60.09)
    Health Services - Other: $12,000 ($51.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($34.33)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $104,000 ($446.35)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.29)

Roy government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $30,000 ($128.76)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($98.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $20,000 ($85.84)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($38.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($175.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $166,000 ($712.45)
    General Support: $85,000 ($364.81)
    Highways: $74,000 ($317.60)
    All Other: $72,000 ($309.01)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $44,000 ($188.84)
    Property: $3,000 ($12.88)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.29)

Roy government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($103.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,000 ($8.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($94.42)

Roy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $334,000 ($1433.48)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($8.58)

8.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.53%
New Mexico average:

6.50%

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


7.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($22,600 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
New Mexico average:

6.43%

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

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 Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Roy)

FCC Registered Private 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, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, 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: 05/26/2004, Expiration Date: 08/11/2014
    Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, 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
    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: 02/21/2004, Expiration Date: 04/04/2014
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 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: 09/12/2008, Expiration Date: 11/19/2018
    Registrant: State Of New Mexico, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, 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, 401 Broadway Tiwa Bldg, Albuquerque, NM 87102, Phone: (505) 841-8453, Fax: (505) 841-8452, 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3837Z , Serial Number: 18-7589, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 12/19/1960
    Registrant (Individual): C J Clavel, C/O Clavel Ranch, 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

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