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The City of Roy had a population of 879 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Roy is located at latitude 47.0043 and longitude -122.5398 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Roy encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 325 feet.

The City of Roy has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Roy is located within Roy Division of Pierce County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Roy: Media.

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Roy, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 879 (100%)
Population in Households 879 (100.0%)
Population in Families 733 (83.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,819
Diversity Index2 43


Median Household Income $60,963
Average Household Income $73,961
% of Income for Mortgage4 29%
Per Capita Income $28,401
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $413,736
Average Home Value $410,672
Housing Affordability Index3 85


Total Households 336
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 240
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.92% 1.13%
Households 0.92% 1.11%
Families 0.98% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   3.27%
Owner Occupied HU   1.61%

Roy, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Roy to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 414 34th
Population Density # 169 73rd
Median Household Income # 365 42nd
Housing Affordability Index # 106 17th
Per Capita Income # 445 29th
Diversity Index # 264 58th

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