Roy, New Mexico

  • The Roy Town Park
  • Coming into Roy from the north
  • In the Roy business district
  • In downtown Roy
  • On Main Street in Roy
  • The Roy Post Office
  • In the Roy business district
The park in downtown Roy
The park in downtown Roy

Roy is the "big city" in Harding County, although the population has dropped more than 24% since 2000 with a lot of younger people leaving for what they think are better opportunities in the cities.

This is primarily a big cattle ranching and hay production area on the high plains of northeastern New Mexico. Roy is also home to the only gas station in Harding County...

When I drove through in 2011, I was pleasantly surprised. The town was quite clean without a bunch of ramshackle and collapsing/collapsed buildings around. The town park was very nice with the schools very close by. Roy was like a green oasis in the heart of some very dry and sunburned countryside. It's obvious the town has seen better days population-wise but the downtown area had several touristic-type shops, some arts and crafts shops and a general store. I don't know about the hotel... or the restaurants, I was busy driving La Frontera del Llano from end to end and was already spending a lot of time on the side of the road trying to find things to take photos of.

Roy Magistrate Court
The Roy Magistrate Court
Fast Facts about Roy, New Mexico
Roy, Harding County, NM 87743
Latitude: 35.9439°N
Longitude: 104.193°W
Elevation: 5,896'

High School or Higher: 65.6%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.2%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.3%
Cost of Living Index for Roy: 82.9

2014 Estimates:
Median Household Income: $33,770
Median Home Value: $63,500
Median Resident Age: 51.7 Years
Major Industries:
Agriculture, Construction, Government, Professional Services, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Social Services, Transportation Services, Printing Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 4.0%
Population Demographics: 2010
Total Population 234
Males 122
Females 112
Population by Age
Under 18 32
18 & over 202
20-24 5
25-34 16
35-49 41
50-64 64
65 & over 73
Population by Ethnicity
Hispanic or Latino 136
Non Hispanic or Latino 98
Population by Race
White 196
African-American 2
Asian 0
Native American 3
Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
Other 29
Two or more 4