County Government

Royalton, a town befitting its name, began in the late 1870's, although the first settlers began to arrive in the area in the 1850's. The early immigrants were mostly farmers, loggers and traders of Scottish descent, from Canada. The Platte River, which runs through Royalton, was a thoroughfare for logs harvested in the eastern part of Morrison County. A sawmill, as well as a flour mill, took advantage of the Platte River location. Royalton also could attribute much of its growth to its location along the Northern Pacific Railroad.

Royalton became a thriving city of numerous businesses. Farm implement dealers, blacksmiths, a veterinary clinic, a harness maker, a hardware store and grain elevators were just a few of those catering to the growing agricultural community. Clothing and dry goods stores, jewelers, shoe stores and general stores provided every day goods. The community also had its own newspaper, The Banner. Royalton's business district, located along Highway 10, has made it a convenient stop for travelers. It is still a bustling vibrant community with opportunity for both agriculture and industry.

In 1990, when Newman's Manufacturing decided to locate in Royalton and was looking for a site, the City Council "stepped up to the plate" and donated the old ball field for the company's new location. Today the company has 60 employees in their new facility along Highway 10.

Royalton Industrial Park

Royalton

Population

Total Population

1,326

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

32

Diversity Index

17.800

Housing & Income

Households

501

Total Housing Units

531


Owner Occupied

367

Renter Occupied

133

Vacant

30

Median Home Value

$180,063


Average Home Value

$219,589

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

1.98%

Income Projection

Median Household

$58,710 $63,377


Average Household

$72,934 $80,200


Per Capita

$27,365 $30,183

Workforce

Total Businesses

64

Total Employed

620

Workers 16+

618

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

284

2022 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

10

Employed

61

2022 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

54

2022 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

6

Employed

54

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

40

2022 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

7

Employed

36

Some
High School

36

Graduated
High School

242

Associates
Degree

101

Bachelor's
Degree

122

Graduate
Degree

46

Average Commute Time

23 min.



Resident Commuters

305

Non-Resident Commuters

309

Drive Alone

511

Carpooled

53

Public

0

Work At Home

26