Roy, New Mexico

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Roy is a village in Harding County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 304 at the 2000 census. The village has massively been losing population, but is still a major center for Northeastern New Mexico.


Roy is located at 35°56′38″N 104°11′35″W / 35.94389°N 104.19306°W / 35.94389; -104.19306 (35.943890, -104.193025)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 304 people, 150 households, and 88 families residing in the village. The population density was 148.8 people per square mile (57.5/km²). There were 206 housing units at an average density of 100.8/sq mi (39.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 83.22% White, 1.97% Native American, 12.17% from other races, and 2.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 52.63% of the population.

There were 150 households out of which 20.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.03 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the village the population was spread out with 17.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 15.1% from 25 to 44, 27.3% from 45 to 64, and 34.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $21,111, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,179 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,651. About 11.7% of families and 15.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.0% of those under the age of eighteen and 13.7% of those sixty five or over.


Mosquero‡ | Roy

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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