Roy is a tiny village located in the state of New Mexico. With a population of 230 people and just one neighborhood, Roy is the 113th largest community in New Mexico.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages, Roy isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Roy are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Roy is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Roy who work in sales jobs (25.37%), maintenance occupations (20.90%) and office and administrative support (8.96%).
A relatively large number of people in Roy telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 22.39% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Roy is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the village experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller village.
Roy’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
It is a fairly quiet village because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Roy has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Roy has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Roy than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Roy may be for you.
One of the benefits of Roy is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.15 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small village, Roy does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.