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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

Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Royalton9271,2441,3121,339

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4147136137
5-9125131140
10-1470122133
15-198090106
20-24705069
25-291078556
30-341139192
35-39899793
40-44679591
45-49847286
50-54545463
55-59777246
60-64444760
65-69277442
70-74254359
75-79202233
80-84231416
85+221715
18+851869863
Median Age313232

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Royalton2021
Total1,312.000
White Alone98.170
Black Alone0.000
American Indian Alone0.000
Asian Alone0.460
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race0.000
Two or More Races1.370
Hispanic Origin1.300
Diversity Index6.200

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Royalton2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%0%
Per Capita Income%1%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households361456477485
Housing Units369488512525
Owner Occupied Units346365
Renter Occupied Units130120
Vacant Units3540

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Royalton20212026
Median Home Value$166,892$183,544
Average Home Value$202,240$215,642
<$50,0001310
$50,000 - $99,9993831
$100,000 - $149,9999789
$150,000 - $199,9997479
$200,000 - $249,9995970
$250,000 - $299,9992836
$300,000 - $399,9993144
$400,000 - $499,99923
$500,000 - $749,99900
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later0
2000-2009133
1990-199999
1980-198967
1970-197959
1960-196952
1950-19595
1940-19498
1939 or Before98

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Royalton20212026
Median Household$55,491$56,743
Average Household$65,627$69,870
Per Capita$23,606$25,139

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Royalton2021
<$15,00058
$15,000 - $24,99940
$25,000 - $34,99943
$35,000 - $49,99960
$50,000 - $74,999121
$75,000 - $99,99974
$100,000 - $149,99961
$150,000 - $199,99910
$200,000+11

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+667
In-County Residents293
Out-of-County Residents370
Drive Alone564
Carpooled59
Public Transport0
Work at Home18
Less than 5 minutes59
5-9 minutes39
10-14 minutes59
15-19 minutes86
20-24 minutes103
25-29 minutes86
30-34 minutes89
35-39 minutes17
40-44 minutes39
45-59 minutes25
60-89 minutes27
90+ minutes20
Average Travel Time25

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees557
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction10
Manufacturing34
Wholesale Trade29
  
Retail Trade44
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers2
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip6
Food & Beverage Stores17
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations8
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str5
Misc Store Retailers6
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse20
Information0
  
Finance & Insurance20
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn17
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other3
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt10
Educational Services284
HealthCare/Social Assist33
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs43
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places43
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin24
Auto Repair/Maintenance6
Public Administration Emp4

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Royalton2021
Some High School39
Graduated High School233
Associates Degree91
Bachelor's Degree119
Graduate Degree44

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses57
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus3
Manufacturing Bus7
Wholesale Trade Bus4
  
Retail Trade Bus9
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus1
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus1
Food & Beverage Stores Bus3
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus1
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus2
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus2
Information Bus0
  
Finance & Insurance Bus4
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus2
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus2
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus2
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus3
Educational Services Bus4
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus3
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus5
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus5
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus9
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus4
Public Administration Bus2

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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