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Royalton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Royalton had a population of 864 as of July 1, 2016. Royalton ranks in the upper quartile for 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, 2016.

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Royalton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 864
Population in Households 864
Population in Familes 694
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,852
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 374
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 250
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 433 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 262 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 113 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 59 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $114,015
Average Home Value $129,215


Median Household Income $45,457
Average Household Income $55,128
Per Capita Income $23,260
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.77% -0.4%
Households -0.67% -0.27%
Families -0.25% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.21%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Royalton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Royalton to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1055 40th
Population Density1 # 467 74th
Diversity Index2 # 378 79th
Median Household Income # 1074 39th
Per Capita Income # 1136 36th

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