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Royalton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Royalton had a population of 893 as of July 1, 2015. Royalton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Royalton is located at latitude 40.1858 and longitude -76.7239 in Dauphin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Royalton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Dauphin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 295 feet.

The Borough of Royalton (GNIS ID: 1215170) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Royalton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Royalton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 893
Population in Households 893
Population in Familes 717
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,948
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 387
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 258
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 120 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $131,373
Average Home Value $153,383


Median Household Income $46,765
Average Household Income $58,935
Per Capita Income $25,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.3% -0.09%
Households -0.15% 0.0%
Families 0.3% -0.23%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   2.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Royalton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Royalton to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 1046 41st
Population Density1 # 445 75th
Diversity Index2 # 383 78th
Median Household Income # 1030 42nd
Per Capita Income # 808 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.