Roy is a tiny city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 820 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.
10.07% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Roy. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Healthcare industries respectively employ 15.45% and 14.63% of the civilian workforce.
One downside of living in Roy is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Roy, the average commute to work is 41.52 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Roy with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.03% of adults in Roy have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Roy in 2010 was $25,281, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,124 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Roy include English, German, Irish, Norwegian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Roy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.