Roy, New Mexico
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.
The Roy Magistrate Court
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
Median Household Income: $33,770
Median Home Value: $63,500
Median Resident Age: 51.7 Years
Agriculture, Construction, Government, Professional Services, Educational Services, Lodging & Food Services, Social Services, Transportation Services, Printing Services
Unemployed (August 2014): 4.0%
|Population by Age|
|18 & over||202|
|65 & over||73|
|Population by Ethnicity|
|Hispanic or Latino||136|
|Non Hispanic or Latino||98|
|Population by Race|
|Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0|
|Two or more||4|