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Roy, New Mexico

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Welcome to Roy ...

The village of Roy is located in northeast New Mexico.

Roy is located in Harding County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Roy has a population of 215 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Roy.

The community of Roy is 5,890 feet [1,795 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Roy is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Roy lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Roy: (575)

The ZIP code for Roy: 87743<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roy had an population of 215 people. This is a decrease of 8.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 29.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roy had a population of 234 people (or 33.67% of the total population of Harding County). This makes Roy the county's most populous community.

The population of Roy represents 0.01% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 85th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 234 people, the population of Roy decreased 23.03% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 304 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Roy.

Communities Also Named Roy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Roy - they are located in Arkansas (2), British Columbia, Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Brunswick, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Roy.

Communities near Roy ...

We have created a list of 8 communities that are near Roy.

  • Mosquero [Harding County]
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    • Mosquero [Harding County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Roy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosquero
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mosquero<6>
  • Solano [Harding County]
  • Mills [Harding County]
  • Armenta Plaza [Harding County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armenta Plaza
    • Armenta Plaza [Harding County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Roy
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    • Gladstone [Union County]
    • Wagon Mound [Mora County]
    • Conchas [San Miguel County]
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      • Conchas [San Miguel County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<5> to the south of Roy
      • Conchas has also been known as:
      • Conchas Dam
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Conchas<6>
    • Springer [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springer
      • Springer [Colfax County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Roy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springer have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springer<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Roy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Roy.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Roy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Roy.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Roy. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Roy.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Roy ...

Looking for more information about Roy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Roy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Roy.

Adding Roy to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Roy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Roy was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1920).

We also found Roy on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Roy on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Harding County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roy. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Harding, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Roy.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Roy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Roy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Roy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Roy) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RoyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9446, Longitude: -104.1926    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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