Roy, Utah

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Roy, Utah
City
Roy Municipal Center
Roy Municipal Center
Location of Roy, Utah
Location of Roy, Utah
Coordinates: 41°10′14″N 112°2′55″W / 41.17056°N 112.04861°W / 41.17056; -112.04861Coordinates: 41°10′14″N 112°2′55″W / 41.17056°N 112.04861°W / 41.17056; -112.04861
Country United States
State Utah
County Weber
Settled 1873
Incorporated March 10, 1937
Named for Roy Peebles
Government
 • Mayor Willard Cragun
 • City Council Marge Becraft, John Cordova, Brad Hilton, Dave Tafoya, Karlene Yeoman
Area
 • Total 7.6 sq mi (19.7 km2)
 • Land 7.6 sq mi (19.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 4,541 ft (1,384 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 37,604
 • Density 4,853.1/sq mi (1,872.2/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 84067, 84401
Area code(s) 385, 801
FIPS code 49-65110[1]
GNIS feature ID 1432035[2]

Roy is a city in Weber County, Utah, United States, along Interstate 15. The population was 36,884 at the 2010 census. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Roy is the least expensive city in Utah in which to buy a home. The median price for homes currently on the market in Roy is $163,252.[3]

History[edit]

Roy was settled in 1873 by William Evans Baker, twenty-five years after Ogden. Most of the surrounding communities had been settled prior to that time. On May 24, 1894, a post office was established. Previously known as Central City, Sandridge, the Basin, and Lakeview - Roy was ultimately named for a local school teacher's child, Roy C. Peebles, who had died.[4] The City of Roy was incorporated on March 10, 1937. O. Dean Parker, owner of Parker's Market, was the first elected Mayor of the newly incorporated city although Joseph Jensen had earlier been President of the Town Council.

Businesses in Roy were limited until the early 1940s. A gas station, a couple of grocery stores, a cafe, and a lumber yard made up the modest business district. However, Roy developed rapidly during World War II. Roy housed many of the workers and personnel from adjacent military installations, including Hill Air Force Base, the Navy Supply Depot (now the Freeport Center), and the Defense Supply Depot.

September 1953 marked a milestone in Roy's history—Roy received a charter to establish the first branch bank in the state of Utah. This branch of the Bank of Utah pioneered the way for other banks to establish branches throughout the state. Norton Parker, son of Mayor Dean Parker, was the first Manager of this new branch bank.

Today, Roy has many types of businesses and services. Roy was designated as "Weber County's Fastest Growing City," with a population of 24,603 in 1990 and 36,884 in 2010 census. There are sewer, gas, and electrical systems and three water systems: a canal, a culinary water system, and a secondary water system. A large museum containing Roy memorabilia was built in 1993.

Geography[edit]

Roy is located at 41°10′14″N 112°02′55″W / 41.170614°N 112.048674°W / 41.170614; -112.048674 (41.170614, −112.048674).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.7 km2), all land. Roy is six miles (10 km) southwest of Ogden, bordering Hill Air Force Base on the east and the town of Hooper on the west.

Schools[edit]

  • Lakeview Elementary School
  • Midland Elementary School
  • Municipal Elementary School
  • North Park Elementary School
  • Roy Elementary School
  • Valley View Elementary School
  • Roy Junior High School
  • Sandridge Junior High School
  • Roy High School[6]

Climate[edit]

Roy is located in the Wasatch Front, an area that sees precipitation in spring, autumn and winter, but very little in the summer months. Average precipitation in Roy is about 18 inches. July is the hottest month, while December is the coldest. During the summer, temperatures can sometimes climb into the 100s, while during the winter, temperatures can drop below zero. Snow is Roy's most common type of precipitation, although it does receive a certain amount of rain in spring and autumn.

Climate data for Roy, Utah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 63
(17)
68
(20)
78
(26)
87
(31)
96
(36)
103
(39)
108
(42)
104
(40)
100
(38)
95
(35)
75
(24)
64
(18)
108
(42)
Average high °F (°C) 37
(3)
43
(6)
54
(12)
64
(18)
74
(23)
84
(29)
94
(34)
92
(33)
81
(27)
66
(19)
50
(10)
38
(3)
64.8
(18.1)
Average low °F (°C) 19
(−7)
23
(−5)
32
(0)
38
(3)
46
(8)
54
(12)
61
(16)
59
(15)
49
(9)
39
(4)
29
(−2)
21
(−6)
39.2
(3.9)
Record low °F (°C) −26
(−32)
−21
(−29)
4
(−16)
5
(−15)
25
(−4)
32
(0)
39
(4)
35
(2)
28
(−2)
18
(−8)
−14
(−26)
−18
(−28)
−26
(−32)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.78
(45.2)
1.68
(42.7)
1.84
(46.7)
1.88
(47.8)
2.06
(52.3)
1.32
(33.5)
0.58
(14.7)
0.74
(18.8)
1.37
(34.8)
1.85
(47)
1.67
(42.4)
1.65
(41.9)
18.42
(467.9)
Source: weather.com [7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 183
1910 447 144.3%
1920 558 24.8%
1930 670 20.1%
1940 868 29.6%
1950 3,723 328.9%
1960 9,239 148.2%
1970 14,356 55.4%
1980 19,694 37.2%
1990 24,603 24.9%
2000 32,885 33.7%
2010 36,884 12.2%
Est. 2012 37,604 2.0%

As of the census[1] of 2010, there were 36,884 people, 10,689 households, and 8,604 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,853 people per square mile (1,872/km2). There were 11,053 housing units at an average density of 1,455.3 per square mile (561.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.75% White, 1.16% African American, 0.59% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 3.64% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.68% of the population.

There were 10,689 households out of which 46.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.8% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 15.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.43.

In the city the population was spread out with 33.5% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 97.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,611, and the median income for a family was $53,763. Males had a median income of $37,286 versus $23,793 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,794. About 4.2% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 1.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notables[edit]

Roy is the hometown of Jim McMahon, the quarterback who led the Chicago Bears to victory in Super Bowl XX over the New England Patriots. Bill Schuffenhauer, 3x Olympian and Silver Medalist in Bobsleigh with Team USA. So You Think You Can Dance season 3 winner Sabra Johnson resided in Roy before moving to New York, New York to pursue her dancing career. Playboy Playmate and actress Cynthia Brimhall lived in Roy and graduated from Roy High School in 1982. Famous Radio DJ and co-host of Salt Lake City, Utah's KXRK 96.3FM "Radio from Hell" show, Gina Barberi, was also a long time Roy native. L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and partner of Mick Jagger, grew up in the city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Least Expensive Utah Homes for Sale by City". Utah Real Estate Trends - A New Way to Look at Utah Realty. RealEstate.com. Retrieved 12 February 2013. 
  4. ^ Utah History Encyclopedia: Roy
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Weber School District
  7. ^ "Monthly Averages for Roy, Utah". The Weather Channel. 

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