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Overview

Introduction to Roy, Utah

Roy, Utah, in Weber county, is located 5 miles SW of Ogden, Utah (center to center) and is 383 miles W of Denver, Colorado. The city is located in the Salt Lake City - Ogden metropolitan area. Roy has a population of 32,885.

Roy History

Roy was first settled in 1873. The first post office of the area was established on May 24, 1894. The former names of the city include Central City, The Basin, Sandridge, and Lakeview. Roy was incorporated as a city on March 10, 1937. It was renamed after the son of a local school teacher called David P. Peebles. The city developed rapidly in 1943 during World War II. It is located in Weber County, which was founded in 1852.

Roy and nearby Attractions

  • Roy Historical Museum
  • Ogden Union Station Museums
  • Roy Shopping Center
  • Great Salt Lake State Park
  • Fort Douglas
  • Utah's Hogle Zoo

Things To Do In Roy

The Roy Historical Museum provides absorbing insights into the history of this area. History buffs should also visit the Hill Aerospace Museum, Rock Island Arsenal Museum, Pioneer Village, Fort Douglas, Utah State Railroad Museum, and Treehouse Children's Museum. The Antelope Island State Park, Willard Bay State Park, and Great Salt Lake State Park offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities. One can also plan a day trip to the Utah's Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary.

Roy Transportation

Flights can be availed from Salt Lake City International Airport.

Roy Higher Education

Weber State University, Utah State University, and University of Utah provide programs for higher studies.

People

Total Population 37,670
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 9.5%
Employed Population 16+ 16,908
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.9%
Median Earnings25+ $36,144
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,820
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,239

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,527
% Above Poverty Level 87.9%
% Below Poverty Level 12.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 18%
Median Gross Rent $941
Median House Value $156,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.7%
US/American 0%
English 21.6%
Irish 6.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Roy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SW of Ogden, Utah (center to center)
Nearest Large City 383 miles W of Denver, Colorado
County Weber
Metro Area Salt Lake City - Ogden
Standard Zip Codes 84067, 84401
Phone Area Codes 801
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.161
Longitude -112.025

Roy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station RIVERDALE
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 90 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Station OGDEN SUGAR FACTORY
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 92 F
Oct Temp 38 to 66 F
Annual Precip 18.4 inches
Station MORGAN POWER AND LIGHT
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 35 F
Apr Temp 31 to 59 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 30 to 65 F
Annual Precip 19 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Roy, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Taylor (84401)

West Weber (84401)

Wilson (84401)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clearfield 30,299 $55,172
Clinton 21,036 $75,625
Riverdale 8,610 $63,688
Sunset 5,163 $58,641
Washington Terrace 9,119 $53,922
West Haven 11,323 $81,020

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Roy High Schools

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ROY HIGH
2150 W 4800 S
801-476-3600
Serves 1,446 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.6

WEBER VALLEY DETENTION CTR
5470 S 2700 W
801-774-4903
A Non-traditional School
Serves 33 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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