The Roy Municipal Center
Roy was first settled in 1873, about 25 years after the founding of nearby Ogden. Known by various names over the years (Central City, Sandridge, the Basin, Lakeview), Roy didn't get its final name until after Roy C. Peebles, the child of a local school teacher and minister, died.
Roy was late in being settled because it was basically a dry, sandy area where raising crops wasn't going to be easy. In 1882 the early pioneers finally completed digging a 16-mile canal to bring irrigation water from the Weber River.
Growth in Roy was pretty limited until World War II started. That's when places like the Navy Supply Depot, Defense Supply Depot and Hill Air Force Base were built. After that, the population started to grow quickly and soon outgrew the available town services and schools.
Roy was listed as the hometown of Jim McMahon, quarterback with the Chicago Bears when they won Super Bowl XX over the New England Patriots (Tom Brady was still in elementary school back then).
High School or Higher: 89.7%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 16.3%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 3.1%
Cost of Living Index for Roy: 86.3
Median Resident Age: 28.0 Years
Median Household Income: $58,000
Estimated Median Home Value: $164,000
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Unemployed (March 2015): 4.6%