Roy, WA

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Living in Roy

Roy is a tiny city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 822 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Roy is the 248th largest community in Washington.

Housing costs in Roy are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.

Roy is a military town: the armed forces employs 9.68% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Construction are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 22.61% and 15.19% of the civilian workforce respectively.

One downside of living in Roy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 41.14 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of people in Roy with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.04% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Roy in 2018 was $26,370, which is lower middle income relative to Washington, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $105,480 for a family of four. However, Roy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Roy is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Roy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Roy residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Roy include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Roy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and Chinese.

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