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Welcome to Roy ...

The city of Roy is located on Puget Sound.

Roy is located in Pierce County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Roy has a population of 825 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Roy was founded in 1884 and was incorporated January 16, 1908.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Roy: Named for the son of James McNaught.

Going back to its beginning, Roy was originally named Muck. For more information about the names of Roy, see The Names of Roy on our Genealogy Page.

The city of Roy is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Roy lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Roy is located in the (253) area code.

The ZIP code for Roy: 98580<4>

Websites for Roy ...

Official Website: https://www.cityofroywa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Roy had an population of 825 people. This is an increase of 4.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 217.31% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Roy had a population of 793 people. This makes Roy the county's 16th most populous community.

The population of Roy represents 0.01% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 210th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 793 people, the population of Roy increased 205% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 260 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, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

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

Communities near Roy ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Roy.

  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Roy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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    • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Roy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
  • Lacey [Thurston County]
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    • Lacey [Thurston County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Roy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,178 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacey<6>
  • Olympia [Thurston County]
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    • Olympia [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Roy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 53,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olympia<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
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      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Roy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]
    • Tumwater [Thurston County]
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      • Tumwater [Thurston County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Roy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tumwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tumwater<6>
    • Sumner [Pierce County]
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      • Sumner [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Roy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,551 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumner<6>
    • Fife [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fife
      • Fife [Pierce County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Roy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fife
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fife<6>
    • DuPont [Pierce County]
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      • DuPont [Pierce County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Roy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,594 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DuPont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DuPont<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. 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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Roy

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Washington

About Pierce County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Roy: https://www.cityofroywa.us/

The official website for Pierce County: www.co.pierce.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pierce, 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 city (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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 47.0036, Longitude: -122.5432    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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