Roy, Washington

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Population in 2017: 820 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +215.4%
Males: 378  (46.1%)
Females: 442  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Washington median age:

37.7 years

Zip codes: 98580.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $57,388 (it was $32,727 in 2000)
Roy:

$57,388
WA:

$70,979

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,403 (it was $14,527 in 2000)

Roy city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $234,715 (it was $78,800 in 2000)
Roy:

$234,715
WA:

$339,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $211,986; detached houses: $246,076; mobile homes: $39,465

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,155.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roy: 111.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.3%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 41.2% for American Indian residents, 4.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Roy, WA (2017)
    • 58079.1%White alone
    • 669.0%Hispanic
    • 385.2%Two or more races
    • 223.0%Asian alone
    • 152.0%American Indian alone
    • 30.4%Black alone

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



According to our research of Washington and other state lists, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Roy, Washington as of December 08, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roy is 51 to 1.


Crime rates in Roy by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(123.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(123.6)
2
(241.8)
2
(242.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(124.2)
1
(124.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(123.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(143.9)
3
(359.7)
8
(987.7)
3
(370.8)
3
(374.1)
1
(124.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(495.0)
3
(370.8)
3
(362.8)
7
(847.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(575.5)
1
(119.9)
3
(370.4)
6
(741.7)
5
(623.4)
7
(869.6)
2
(249.1)
1
(123.9)
3
(371.3)
5
(618.0)
6
(725.5)
6
(726.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(359.7)
14
(1,728)
13
(1,607)
10
(1,247)
18
(2,236)
13
(1,619)
5
(619.6)
7
(866.3)
13
(1,607)
10
(1,209)
16
(1,937)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(119.9)
2
(246.9)
3
(370.8)
1
(124.7)
1
(124.2)
2
(249.1)
1
(123.9)
2
(247.5)
1
(123.6)
3
(362.8)
2
(242.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(143.9)
2
(239.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)69.1104.3411.1220.0178.3222.4139.543.4216.6290.5394.2510.9

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City-data.com crime index in Roy, WA

Crime rate in Roy detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Washington average:

1.42
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Ancestries: Northern European (7.9%), English (7.1%), Norwegian (6.7%), German (6.3%), Irish (5.1%), American (3.5%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1908

Elevation: 310 feet

Land area: 0.26 square miles.

Population density: 3,139 people per square mile   (average).

Roy, Washington map

20 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia).

This city:

2.7%
Washington:

13.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Roy city:

1.4% ($1,075)
Washington:

1.2% ($1,915)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, WA (11.1 miles , pop. 58,211).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Seattle, WA (44.2 miles , pop. 563,374).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (919.6 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

North Yelm, WA (2.0 miles ),
McKenna, WA (2.2 miles ),
Yelm, WA (2.3 miles ),
Nisqually Indian Community, WA (2.4 miles ),
South Creek, WA (2.7 miles ),
Fort Lewis, WA (2.8 miles ),
DuPont, WA (2.8 miles ),
North Fort Lewis, WA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 47.00 N, Longitude: 122.54 W

Area code: 253

Distribution of median household income in Roy, WA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Roy, WA in 2017

Property values in Roy, WA

Roy satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Washington:

5.2%
Most common industries in Roy, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (19.0%)
  • Health care (15.0%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Private households (5.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (25.0%)
  • Public administration (20.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (14.6%)
  • Private households (10.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.3%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (28.8%)
  • Public administration (17.3%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.7%)
  • Fuel dealers (7.7%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (5.8%)
Most common occupations in Roy, WA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.0%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Religious workers (6.3%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (15.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5.8%)

Average climate in Roy, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 83.0. This is about average.

City:

83.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2005 was 0.848. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.848
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 16.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.4
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.14. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.14
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Roy-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 160% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 17.2 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 6.2 miles away from Roy center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 23.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 7/3/1999 at 01:43:54, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.3 ME, Depth: 25.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 32.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1922 at 13:17:28, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 461.0 miles away from Roy center
On 2/14/1981 at 06:09:27, a magnitude 5.5 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), energy magnitude (ME), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pierce County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 10, Mudslides: 5, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Earthquakes: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Roy:

  • PARKLAND DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB CENTER- LAKEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • ROO-LAN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LACEY, WA)
  • AVAMERE GEORGIAN HOUSE OF LAKEWOOD (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • MIDLAND MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • REGENCY AT TACOMA REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; TACOMA, WA)
  • GRAHAM DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; GRAHAM, WA)

Amtrak stations near Roy:

  • 12 miles: OLYMPIA/LACEY (OLYMPIA, 6600 YELM HWY. S.E.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 18 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roy:

  • Pacific Lutheran University (about 11 miles; Tacoma, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,548)
  • Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom (about 12 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 5,228)
  • Clover Park Technical College (about 13 miles; Lakewood, WA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • Pierce College at Puyallup (about 17 miles; Puyallup, WA; FT enrollment: 2,529)
  • Tacoma Community College (about 17 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • University of Washington-Tacoma Campus (about 18 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 3,788)
  • Bates Technical College (about 18 miles; Tacoma, WA; FT enrollment: 4,929)

Public elementary/middle school in Roy:

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Library in Roy:

  • ROY CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,922; Location: 122 3RD ST. E; 5,976 books; 21 audio materials; 665 video materials; 11 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: South Pierce Fire and Rescue 17 Station 171 Headquarters (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Victor L. Kandle - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Pierce County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

EATONVILLE KINGDOM HALL (Population served: 97, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COUNTRY GREEN ESTATES (Population served: 66, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Washington:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

71.0%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.9%
Whole state:

7.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Roy:

Marital status in Roy, WA
  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Roy:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Washington average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roy, WA (based on Pierce County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant121,041365
Catholic69,55826
Other49,446109
Mainline Protestant34,906123
Black Protestant4,81717
Orthodox6054
None514,852-
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: 132
This county:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 13
This county:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Here:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 152
This county:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 511
Pierce County:

6.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Pierce County:

8.4%
State:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.3%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Pierce County:

14.1%
State:

13.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Roy:

49.5%
State:

49.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Washington:

45.8%

Average BMI:
Roy:

28.5
Washington:

28.4

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.6%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Roy:

11.8%
Washington:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Washington:

6.8

Overweight people:
Roy:

33.1%
Washington:

32.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
Washington:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
State:

79.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roy, WA Residents
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
Other and Unallocable 1$2,686$32,2320$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,996$35,9526$550
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,644$31,7280$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$634
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,022
Totals for Government 3$8,326$33,3049$4,206

Roy government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $102,000 ($124.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $69,000 ($84.15)
    Water Utilities: $64,000 ($78.05)
    Financial Administration: $49,000 ($59.76)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($47.56)
    General Public Buildings: $33,000 ($40.24)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($32.93)
    Central Staff Services: $22,000 ($26.83)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($21.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($9.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($2.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($1.22)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $36,000 ($43.90)
    Other - Correctional Institutions: $4,000 ($4.88)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($6.10)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($6.10)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($1.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $163,000 ($198.78)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($7.32)

Roy government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $6,000 ($7.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $47,000 ($57.32)
    Rents: $30,000 ($36.59)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($2.44)
    General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($1.22)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $146,000 ($178.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $20,000 ($24.39)
    Highways: $17,000 ($20.73)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($10.98)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $163,000 ($198.78)
    Property: $91,000 ($110.98)
    Public Utilities Sales: $74,000 ($90.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $15,000 ($18.29)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($7.32)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,000 ($6.10)
    Other License: $2,000 ($2.44)
    Amusements Sales: $1,000 ($1.22)

Roy government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $429,000 ($523.17)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $363,000 ($442.68)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,000 ($81.71)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000 ($1.22)

Roy government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $248,000 ($302.44)

8.79% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.79%
Washington average:

7.39%

0.23% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,211 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.23%
Washington average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from King County, WA  2.71% ($57,641 average AGI)
from Thurston County, WA  0.49% ($50,794)
from Kitsap County, WA  0.29% ($50,871)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,793 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Washington average:

6.40%

0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,343 average AGI)
Pierce County:

0.20%
Washington average:

0.13%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to King County, WA  1.82% ($53,673 average AGI)
to Thurston County, WA  0.57% ($44,488)
to Kitsap County, WA  0.25% ($51,925)

Businesses in Roy, WA

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Roy:

  • KJR (950 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA)
  • KIRO (710 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTTH (770 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGNW (820 AM; 50 kW; BURIEN-SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KYCW (1090 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KOMO (1000 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - SEATTLE RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • KHHO (850 AM; 10 kW; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ACKERLEY MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KNWX (1210 AM; 28 kW; AUBURN-FEDERAL WAY, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KLAY (1180 AM; 5 kW; LAKEWOOD, WA; Owner: CLAY FRANK HUNTINGTON)
  • KIXI (880 AM; 50 kW; MERCER ISLAND/SEATTL, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGHO (920 AM; 5 kW; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: SPENCER BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • KKOL (1300 AM; 50 kW; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INSPIRATION MEDIA, INC.)
  • KMAS (1030 AM; 10 kW; SHELTON, WA; Owner: SOUND BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roy:

  • KWFJ (89.7 FM; ROY, WA; Owner: CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH)
  • KXXO (96.1 FM; OLYMPIA, WA; Owner: 3 CITIES, INC.)
  • K201EX (88.1 FM; GREENWATER, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KBSG-FM (97.3 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTT (103.7 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KNDD (107.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMNT (102.9 FM; CENTRALIA, WA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KYPT (96.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBKS (106.1 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KING-FM (98.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: CLASSIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KLSY-FM (92.5 FM; BELLEVUE, WA; Owner: BELLEVUE RADIO INC.)
  • KPLU-FM (88.5 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY, INC.)
  • KWJZ (98.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ORCA RADIO, INC.)
  • KFMY (97.7 FM; RAYMOND, WA; Owner: SOUTH SOUND BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KZOK-FM (102.5 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KMPS-FM (94.1 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KVTI (90.9 FM; TACOMA, WA; Owner: CLOVER PARK TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KQBZ (100.7 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KISW (99.9 FM; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: ENTERCOM SEATTLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGY-FM (96.9 FM; MCCLEARY, WA; Owner: KGY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Roy:

  • KBTC-TV (Channel 28; TACOMA, WA; Owner: BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE)
  • KCPQ (Channel 13; TACOMA, WA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION NORTHWEST, INC.)
  • K58DP (Channel 58; SEATTLE, WA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Roy: Victor L. Kandle.

  • Roy, Washington
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Washington average
  • Fatal accident count3701
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents5535
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1505
  • Fatalities4096
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents9367
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents617
See more detailed statistics of Roy fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.0mTotal length
  • $8,356,000Total costs
  • 37,816Total average daily traffic
  • 1,887Total average daily truck traffic
  • 61,593Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 216 Mcnaught St (Lat: 47.183167 Lon: -122.554306), Call Sign: KVJ638, Licensee ID: L00328589,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.790 MHz, 156.090 MHz, Grant Date: 03/10/2001, Expiration Date: 05/07/2011, Cancellation Date: 07/09/2011, Registrant: City Of Roy, Roy, WA 98580, Phone: (206) 843-2286

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • ROY #2, 340 Peterson St. (Roy 2 #43308) (Lat: 47.000444 Lon: -122.541778), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.4 m, Overall height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQIK778,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 03/05/2008, Expiration Date: 03/05/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/05/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, 774 Mays Blvd., #10-465, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • SR-702, 35119 8th Ave. S (Lat: 46.937750 Lon: -122.442000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 49.4 m, Call Sign: WQPW965,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, Grant Date: 09/05/2012, Expiration Date: 09/05/2022, Certifier: Charles Cleary, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • SE05320E, 35119 8th Avenue South (Lat: 46.937750 Lon: -122.441944), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 47.2 m, Call Sign: WQYB825,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/10/2016, Expiration Date: 08/10/2026, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2017, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Roy)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Roy)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$145,9602$241,9001$86,560
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$212,7800$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$129,2200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0730.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Roy, WA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Roy, WA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 138
  • Hazardous Condition: 76
  • Service Call: 2
Fire incident types in Roy, WA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roy, WA
Most common first names in Roy, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2971.4 years
James2569.8 years
Robert2171.3 years
William1973.4 years
Charles1673.8 years
Dorothy1476.1 years
Mary1178.5 years
Margaret1181.6 years
Helen1178.8 years
Donald1062.3 years
Most common last names in Roy, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1075.1 years
Miller763.6 years
Larson776.4 years
Anderson672.0 years
Lenz666.5 years
Jones663.2 years
Johnson667.5 years
Byrd570.4 years
Rogers572.0 years
Davis568.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roy, WA
  • 83.8%Electricity
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roy, WA
  • 71.9%Electricity
  • 11.6%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Wood


Roy compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Roy on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Germany (population 500+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Michael J. Dougherty (6)
  • Robert D. Wickersham (5)
  • Scott H. Smalling (3)
  • Manuel F. Cabanas-Holmen (2)
  • Robert Wickersham (1)
  • Michael Carrol (1)
  • Louis M. Surbrook (1)
  • Jeffrey Todd Hubbell (1)

Total of 20 patent applications in 2008-2019.