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Roy, Utah
—  City  —
Roy Municipal Center
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 1876
Named for Roy Peebles
Government
 - Mayor Joe H. Ritchie
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 (2000)
 - Total 32,885
 - Density 4,329.7/sq mi (1,671.7/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 32,885 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OgdenClearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Roy was settled in 1873, 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 in Roy. Previously known as Central City, Sandridge, the Basin, or Lakeview - Roy was not named until after the death of a local school teacher's child[3]; Roy C. Peebles. The City of Roy was incorporated on March 10, 1937.O.Dean Parker, owner of Parker's Market, was the first elected Mayor of Roy although Joseph Jensen had been Chairman of the Town Board prior to Roy being incorporated.

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, in 1943 Roy developed rapidly during World War II. Roy housed many of the workers and personnel from adjacent war bases: Hill Air Force Base, the Navy Supply Depot, 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 through out the state.

Today, Roy boasts of most types of businesses and services. Roy was designated as "Weber County's Fastest Growing City," with a population of 24,603 in 1990 and 32,885 in 2000 census. A 2004 estimate places the population at 35,308. There are sewer, gas, and electrical systems and three water systems: the canal, a culinary water system, and a secondary water system. A large museum was built in 1993 and contains memorabilia of Roy City to preserve for others something of Roy's past.

Geography

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).[4]

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

Climate

Roy is located in the Wasatch Front, an area that sees a lot of precipitation in spring, autumn and winter, but very little in the summer months. Average precipitation in Roy is about 21 inches. July is the hottest month, December is the coldest. During the summer, temperatures can sometimes climb into the 100s, while during the winter, temperatures can sometimes be in the negatives. Snow is Roy's most common type of precipitation, although it does get its fair share of rain in spring and autumn.

Weather data for Roy, Utah
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 60
(16)
68
(20)
77
(25)
84
(29)
92
(33)
104
(40)
104
(40)
102
(39)
97
(36)
85
(29)
74
(23)
65
(18)
104
(40)
Average high °F (°C) 37
(3)
43
(6)
52
(11)
60
(16)
70
(21)
81
(27)
90
(32)
88
(31)
78
(26)
65
(18)
49
(9)
38
(3)
90
(32)
Average low °F (°C) 19
(-7)
23
(-5)
30
(-1)
37
(3)
44
(7)
51
(11)
59
(15)
57
(14)
49
(9)
38
(3)
28
(-2)
19
(-7)
19
(-7)
Record low °F (°C) -23
(-31)
-25
(-32)
4
(-16)
5
(-15)
18
(-8)
28
(-2)
40
(4)
34
(1)
28
(-2)
12
(-11)
-10
(-23)
-18
(-28)
-25
(-32)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.76
(44.7)
1.87
(47.5)
2.29
(58.2)
2.31
(58.7)
2.70
(68.6)
1.07
(27.2)
0.76
(19.3)
0.91
(23.1)
1.65
(41.9)
2.11
(53.6)
1.77
(45)
1.55
(39.4)
20.75
(527.1)
Source: weather.com [5] 2009-12-08

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 32,885 people, 10,689 households, and 8,604 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,329.7 people per square mile (1,670.7/km2). There were 11,053 housing units at an average density of 1,455.3/sq mi (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

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. 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.

References

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ Utah History Encyclopedia: Roy
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  5. ^ "Monthly Averages for Roy, Utah". The Weather Channel. http://www.weather.com/outlook/recreation/outdoors/wxclimatology/monthly/graph/USUT0220?from=36hr_bottomnav_outdoors.  

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