Roy, Utah

According to ACRONYMMONSTER, Roy, Utah is a city located in Weber County, in the northern part of the state. It is a part of the Ogden-Clearfield Metropolitan Statistical Area and has a population of 37,971 as of 2019.

The area was first settled by Mormon pioneers in 1873 and was named after Royal A. Smith, who came with his family to homestead the land. In the early days, Roy was mainly an agricultural community but has since transitioned into a bedroom community for Ogden and Salt Lake City.

The town has grown quickly over the years due to its proximity to major cities and its excellent transportation infrastructure. Roy is just off Interstate 15, which makes it easy to get around to other parts of Utah or even out of state destinations such as Las Vegas or Denver. The city also has two commuter rail stations – Roy North Station and Roy South Station – that provide access to downtown Salt Lake City for commuters.

According to Topbbacolleges, Roy is known for its outdoor recreation opportunities with several parks located within city limits including Roy City Park, Mapleview Park, and Westview Park which offer amenities such as playgrounds, picnic areas, sports fields, and walking trails. The nearby Wasatch Mountains provide plenty of opportunities for skiing and snowboarding during winter months while summer months offer hiking trails along with camping sites in nearby canyons or mountainsides.

The local economy consists mainly of small businesses that provide services such as auto repair shops or restaurants along with some larger employers such as Walmart Supercenter or Smith’s Food & Drug Stores which are both located within city limits. There are also several schools located in Roy including two public high schools (Roy High School & Fremont High School) as well as six elementary schools (Canyon Creek Elementary School being one example). Higher education options include Weber State University’s Davis Campus which offers associate’s degrees in various fields such as nursing or computer science among others.

In conclusion, Roy is a great place to live if you like small-town living but still want access to big-city amenities without having to drive too far away from home. With great outdoor recreation opportunities nearby coupled with excellent transportation infrastructure and plenty of job opportunities available at local businesses make this city an ideal place for families who want a safe environment while still having access to all the conveniences that come with living near larger.

Population: 32,885. Estimated population in July 2020: 35,229 (+7.1% change)
Males: 16,265 (49.5%), Females: 16,620 (50.5%)

Weber County

Zip code: 84067

Median resident age: 28.0 years
Median household income: $49,611
Median house value: $123,700

Races in Roy:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.5%)
  • Hispanic (7.7%)
  • Other race (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Black (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: English (26.8%), German (12.5%), United States (6.7%), Irish (6.1%), Danish (5.4%), Scottish (5.2%).

Elevation: 4436 feet

Land area: 7.6 square miles

Roy, Utah


For population 25 years and over in Roy

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Roy city

  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

3.2% Foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 1.0% Asia, 0.7% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +7,883 (+31.5%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Roy:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Roy:

  • OGDEN-HINCKLEY (about 4 miles; OGDEN, UT; Abbreviation: OGD)
  • HILL AFB (about 7 miles; OGDEN, UT; Abbreviation: HIF)
  • SALT LAKE CITY INTL (about 28 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Abbreviation: SLC)

Other public-use airports nearest to Roy:

  • MORGAN COUNTY (about 21 miles; MORGAN, UT; Abbreviation: 42U)
  • SKYPARK (about 23 miles; BOUNTIFUL, UT; Abbreviation: BTF)
  • BRIGHAM CITY (about 27 miles; BRIGHAM CITY, UT; Abbreviation: BMC)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roy:

  • WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; OGDEN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 12,112)
  • UNIVERSITY OF UTAH (about 32 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 19,866)
  • UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; LOGAN, UT; Full-time enrollment: 16,384)
  • SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 11,896)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX-UTAH CAMPUS (about 37 miles; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Full-time enrollment: 2,021)
  • BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; PROVO, UT; Full-time enrollment: 29,977)
  • UTAH VALLEY STATE COLLEGE (about 66 miles; OREM, UT; Full-time enrollment: 14,182)


Public high school in Roy:

  • ROY HIGH (Students: 1,446; Location: 2150 W 4800 S; Grades: 10 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Roy:

  • ROY JR HIGH (Students: 885; Location: 5400 S 2100 W; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • MIDLAND ELEM SCH (Students: 788; Location: 3100 W 4800 S; Grades: KG – 06)
  • ROY ELEM SCH (Students: 745; Location: 2888 W 5600 S; Grades: KG – 06)
  • SAND RIDGE JR HIGH (Students: 723; Location: 2075 W 4600 S; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • VALLEY VIEW ELEM SCH (Students: 537; Location: 2465 W 4500 S; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NORTH PARK ELEM SCH (Students: 441; Location: 4230 S 2175 W; Grades: KG – 06)
  • LAKEVIEW ELEM SCH (Students: 418; Location: 2025 W 5000 S; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MUNICIPAL ELEM SCH (Students: 397; Location: 5775 S 2200 W; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WEBER VALLEY DETENTION CTR (Students: 33; Location: 5470 S 2700 W; Grades: 05 – 12)
  • NO UT ACAD FOR MATH, ENGIN & SCI (NUAMES) (Location: 1815 W 4000 S; Grades: N – N )